PIKEVILLE – Dating back to Jan. 19, 2013, the University of Pikeville men’s basketball team has won 42 straight home games, a number that not only leads collegiate men’s basketball in Kentucky, but also the entire country.
The streak started with a 74-68 win over Bluefield (Va.) in the East Kentucky Expo Center on Jan. 31, 2013 and was most recently added to with the 118-84 season-opening win over Central Penn on Monday.
It’s something for the campus community to be proud of as UPIKE’s streak of 42 games is the longest in the nation at any level of NCAA or NAIA men’s basketball.
Currently, the national leaders are UPIKE at 42, Arizona (38), North Carolina Central (35) and Wichita State (32).
UPIKE, which opened the season ranked No. 2 in the NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll released on Tuesday, gets its next chance to add to the streak at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday against Ohio-Eastern in the East Kentucky Expo Center.