Arizona Basketball

McKale Center record 71-game win streak: Reliving history with 46-game run currently



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2012-13 — 3 wins (Cal 2/10/13 last defeat)
2013-14 — 18 wins (Beat Oregon 67-65 for 18th victim)
2014-15 — 17 wins (Beat Gonzaga in OT for 26th victim)
2015-16 — 8 wins to date (UNLV 46th victim)

1987-92 71-GAME WIN STREAK

1987-88 — 19 wins (Duke sixth victim)
1988-89 — 14 wins (Pitt/Sean Miller 25th victim)
1989-90 — 14 wins (Beat Cal in OT for 38th victim)
1990-91 — 17 wins (Beat Duke in 2OT for 60th victim)
1991-92 — 7 wins (UCLA ends streak on 1/11/92)


No. 46: 3/1/90, 84-58 win over Oregon
Sean Rooks ignited a 23-7 second-half run and was one of six players in double figures for No. 23 Arizona. Rooks scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half. Matt Othick made six of seven three-pointers and finished with a team-high 18 points.

No. 47: 3/3/90, 87-60 win over Oregon State
Matt Muehlebach had 29 points and the Arizona defense stifled 16th-ranked Oregon State and Gary Payton to earn a share of the Pac-10 title with the Beavers in the last game at McKale that season. Muehlebach (five three-pointers) and Othick (four) outplayed Payton on the perimeter as the Beavers’ star was held to only five points, breaking a streak of 50 consecutive games in double figures.

No. 48: 11/14/90, 122-80 win over Austin Peay
Three newcomers to the program — Chris Mills (Kentucky transfer) and freshmen Khalid Reeves and Deron Johnson — had an impact on No. 3-ranked Arizona’s 1990-91 season opener. Mills led the Wildcats with 17 points, Reeves led in assists (nine) and Johnson, a Sunnyside grad, had a team-high seven rebounds to go with 16 points. The game was a first-round matchup in the Preseason NIT.


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Matt Othick made six of his seven three-point attempts and finished with 18 points against Oregon as Arizona increased its McKale winning streak to 46 games in the 1989-90 season.

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