Words rarely said by Wichita State fans: “Thanks, Dana Altman.”
Last night, his Oregon Ducks defeated Arizona to end Arizona’s 49-game home win streak. Wichita State took over the No. 1 spot in the list of the nation’s longest home-court win streaks at 42 in a row (three of those at Intrust Bank Arena).
Other than recruiting P’Allen Stinnett, Altman hasn’t done much as coach at Kansas State, Creighton or Oregon to give Shockers fans any fun. He mostly thumped the Shockers while at K-State and Creighton, often in the most maddening ways.
Thanks, Dana Altman. Just say it.
Kansas is second at No. 36. The Jayhawks host Kentucky on Saturday night.
The No. 22 Shockers (15-5) last lost at home to Evansville on Feb. 27, 2013.
The NCAA record is 129 games, held by Kentucky from 1943 to 1955.
The Shockers put their home streak on the line Wednesday against Southern Illinois (18-4). If SIU wins at Northern Iowa on Sunday, that game will match the nation's longest home win streak vs. nation's longest road streak (8 now, 9 with a win by the Salukis).
In the meantime, WSU plays second-place Evansville (18-4) on Sunday. The Shockers have won four straight road games, which is tied for ninth best in the country.
Contributing: Joshua Wood
Longest current home winning streaks (as of Jan. 29, 2016)
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