Utah's basketball has some of the best home courts in the country. This year both Utah State and BYU have gone undefeated at home. The Aggies are 16-0 at home their last home loss was against Fresno State in their final regular season game one year ago. Coincidentally, they are hosting Fresno State in their final regular season game once again this year.
BYU has now won 45 straight home games. One year ago, BYU played at Air Force which at the time had won 30 straight home games. The two schools will meet on Saturday night in Provo.
The longest home court winning streaks are:
Kentucky, 129 from 1943 to 1955 ended by a loss to Georgia Tech 59-58
St. Bonaventure, 99 from 1948 to 1961 ended by a loss to Niagara 87-77
UCLA, 98 from 1970-1976 ended by a loss to Oregon 65-45
Cincinnati 86 from 1957-1964 ended by a loss to Bradley 87-77
Arizona 81 from 1945-1951 ended by a loss to Kansas State 76-57
Marquette 81 from 1967-1973 ended by a loss to Notre Dame 71-69
Lamar 80 from 1978-1984 ended by a loss to Louisiana Tech 68-65
Long Beach State 75 from 1968-1974 ended by a loss to San Francisco 94-84
UNLV 72 from 1974-1978 ended by a loss to New Mexico 102-98
Arizona 71 from 1987-1992 ended by a loss to UCLA 89-87
Cincinnati 68 from 1972-1978 ended by a loss to Georgia Tech 59-56
Some of college basketball's most memorable games are the streak stoppers. I did attend the 1992 Arizona loss to UCLA. Arizona does allow scalping and at the time, tickets went for over $100.00 a seat for any place in the building. A national television audience watched the game on ABC as Dick Vitale was present. Don McLean led the Bruins past the Wildcats. Eventually, BYU's current streak will end, each added game brings a premium to the next game and tickets come harder and harder to come by. The loss likely won't happen this year as only Air Force and Wyoming remain on the Cougars home schedule.