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Gonzaga now holds longest active home winning streak

The Zags have been perfect at their campus arena for the past three years...

James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Kennel has long been considered one of the country's toughest places to play and now there is some statistical significance to back that up as Gonzaga is now the proud holder of the longest active home winning streak.  The 34 game streak stretches back just over three years as Illinois handed the Bulldogs their last loss on December 8th, 2012.

The Zags now hold the streak thanks in part to Duke, which lost on its home court Tuesday night to Miami by a score of 90-74.  Duke had previously won 41 consecutive games at Cameron Indoor.

Gonzaga is not unfamiliar with holding this incredible streak.  In 2007, they held a 50 game winning streak - 38 of those wins coming at the newly built McCarthey Athletic Center.  At the time, that was the longest active home winning streak but it came to a crushing end at the hands of Santa Clara.

For the duration of their stay at the McCarthey Athletic Center, the Zags are an incredible 134-8.  While a lot of that record is due to the lack of stellar competition within the WCC, the program has recently had great success luring top programs to play on campus which will be huge for the program but won't necessarily benefit the record.  With programs like Arizona and UCLA on the docket to visit the MAC in coming years, protecting that streak will be quite the task.