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Comparing college basketball’s longest consecutive conference title streaks

Kansas made history Saturday.

The Jayhawks clinched a share of the Big 12 men’s basketball title with a win at home against Texas Tech. Kansas is now the second major college basketball program to win 12 straight conference titles. UCLA won 13 straight, and that is a record that the Jayhawks will shoot for next season.

Here’s a look at the five longest consecutive conference title streaks (Kansas’ record is through Saturday).

13

Team: UCLA

Conference(s): Athletic Association of Western Universities, Pac-8, Pac-10

Years: 1967-79

Record: 360-30 (171-15 in conference)

National tiles: 8 (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975)

Final Fours: 10 (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976)

Coaches: John Wooden, Gene Bartow, Gary Cunningham

AP first-team All-Americans: Kareem Abdul-Jabaar (1967, 1968, 1969), Sidney Wicks, Jamaal Wilkes, Bill Walton (1972, 1973, 1974), Dave Meyers, Marques Johnson and Dave Greenwood (1978, 1979).

12

Team: Kansas

Conference: Big 12

Years: 2005-current

Record: 353-73 (165-35 in conference)

National tiles: 1 (2008)

Final Fours: 2 (2008, 2012)

Coach: Bill Self

AP first-team All-Americans: Wayne Simien, Thomas Robinson

11

Team: Gonzaga

Conference: West Coast

Years: 2001-11

Record: 290-74 overall (139-15 in conference)

National tiles: None

Final Fours: None

Coach: Mark Few

AP first-team All-Americans: Dan Dickau, Adam Morrison

10

Team: UNLV

Conference(s): Pacific Coast Athletic Association, Big West

Years: 1983-92

Record: 307-42 overall (165-13 in conference)

National tiles: 1 (1990)

Final Fours: 3 (1987, 1990, 1991)

Coach: Jerry Tarkanian

AP All-Americans: Larry Johnson (1990, 1991), Stacey Augman

10

Team: Connecticut

Conference: Yankee

Years: 1951-60

Record: 182-70 overall (70-9 in conference)

National tiles: None

Final Fours: None

Coach: Hugh Greer

AP All-Americans: None

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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