NCAA Basketball: Kentucky, Harvard, and the Top 10 Home Winning Streaks

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NCAA Basketball: Kentucky, Harvard, and the Top 10 Home Winning Streaks
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The New York Knicks' and Jeremy Lin's hot streak slowed down on Thursday night, with Lin scoring only eight points, while making eight turnovers in an 88-102 loss to Miami. The home winning streak of Jeremy Lin's alma mater, Harvard, also came to an end this week. 

With Saturday's 54-55 loss to Penn at the Crimson’s Lavietes Pavilion, Harvard’s home-court winning streak ended at 28 games.   

Harvard (24-4, 10-2) went into the Penn game ranked second in NCAA Division I men’s basketball home game winning streaks, behind No. 1 Kentucky that currently has 51-consecutive home-court wins. 

At 24 wins this season, the current Crimson squad has the most wins in Harvard history, which stands at one above last season’s record of 23 wins. By beating Princeton on Friday, Harvard still stands a good chance at receiving an NCAA tournament bid. The Crimson’s last appearance in the NCAA tournament was also their first in 1946. 

Leading the NCAA Division I men's basketball home winning streaks is Kentucky (28-1, 14-0). With Saturday's 83-74 win over Vanderbilt, the Wildcats claimed their 51st consecutive home win, and their 45th SEC regular season championship. Kentucky looks almost certain to claim an NCAA tournament No. 1 seed come Selection Sunday.

Kentucky has made 52 NCAA tournament appearances, and been in 14 Final Fours. With seven championships, the Wildcats have the second most in NCAA tournament history, behind UCLA’s 11 championships in 44 appearances.

With 51-consecutive home-court wins, the current Kentucky Wildcat's home winning streak is still 20 wins behind the 10th longest NCAA Division I men’s basketball home-court winning streak.

What teams hold the top 10 longest home-court winning streaks? I'll give you one hint: Kentucky ranks somewhere in the top 10.

Let’s take a look at the full top 10 list.

(Official NCAA home-court win record information can be found on page 53 of the 2010-2011 NCAA Division I Records.)

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