Tuesday, December 1, 2015

La Salle on a Home Roll

La Salle has won 12 consecutive home games.

La Salle on a Home Roll


La Salle's current 12-game home winning streak is tied for the 13th longest in the country. Wednesday night, the Explorers will attempt to avenge their most recent home setback, an 82-80 loss to George Washington on Feb. 19, 2011.

By the way, Temple had it's 25-game home winning streak snapped by Dayton earlier this month.

Below are the 12 teams with longer current home winning streaks that La Salle, with details on their last home loss and their next home game: 

Wins School Date Opponent Score Date Opponent
47 Kentucky March 4, 2009 Georgia 85-90 Jan. 31 Tennessee
36 Ohio St. Feb. 17, 2010 Purdue 57-60 Jan. 25 Penn St.
29 North Carolina Feb. 24, 2010 Florida St. 67-77 Jan. 26 North Carolina St.
23 Harvard Feb. 19, 2010 Cornell 70-79 Feb. 3 Cornell
18 Oral Roberts Dec. 30, 2010 Oakland (Mich.) 77-85 Jan. 26 South Dakota
17 Syracuse Feb. 9, 2011 Georgetown 56-64 Jan. 28 West Virginia
16 California Feb. 17, 2011 Southern Cal 75-78 Jan. 29 Stanford
16 Florida Jan. 15, 2011 South Carolina 69-72 Jan. 28 Mississippi St.
16 Murray St. Jan. 20, 2011 Eastern Illinois 60-61 Jan. 28 Eastern Illinois
15 Long Beach St. Jan. 22, 2011 Loyola Marymnt. 77-80 (ot) Jan. 28 CS-Fullerton
15 Central Florida Feb,. 9, 2011  Memphis 62-63 Jan. 28 S. Mississippi
13 Mississippi Jan. 29, 2011 Tennessee 57-74 Jan. 26 Florida
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