McKale Center 71-game record win streak: Reliving history at 43-game run currently


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LONGEST McKALE WIN STREAKS

Streak Coach Years
71 Lute Olson 1988-91
43 Sean Miller 2013-present
38 Fred Snowden 1975-77
37 Lute Olson 1997-99
22 Sean Miller 2010-11

PRESENT 43-GAME WIN STREAK

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 — 5 wins to date

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)

AT THIS POINT (AND AHEAD) DURING 71-GAME WIN STREAK

No. 43: 2/8/90, 95-70 win over USC
Arizona used a box-and-one defense to shut down USC guard Harold Miner. Averaging 28 points in his last three games, the freshman was held to 13 points as he missed eight of 12 shots from the floor. Matt Muehlebach checked Miner with help from Wayne Womack and forward Jud Buechler.

No. 44: 2/10/90, 83-74 win over UCLA
Sean Rooks scored 24 points and hauled in eight rebounds, leading Arizona to a victory over rival UCLA, increasing it’s nation’s-best home win streak. Buechler contributed 17 points and 12 rebounds. The Bruins lost despite 26 points and 12 rebounds from Don MacLean.

No. 45: 2/15/90, 71-50 win over ASU
Arizona held ASU to only 26.8 percent shooting from the field while setting a school record with 13 blocked shots behind the Tucson Skyline of Brian Williams (five blocked shots), Rooks (three) and Ed Stokes (three). Muehlebach made five three-pointers, four in the first half.

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Pac-12 Networks analyst Matt Muehlebach during his playing days

Pac-12 Networks analyst Matt Muehlebach during his playing days




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