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Comparing college basketball’s longest consecutive conference title streaks

KU players celebrate Big 12 title as fans chant Perry Ellis' name

Kansas forward Perry Ellis clips the last strand of net as the Jayhawks celebrate clinching at least a share of their 12th straight Big 12 title following KU's 67-58 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.
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Kansas forward Perry Ellis clips the last strand of net as the Jayhawks celebrate clinching at least a share of their 12th straight Big 12 title following KU's 67-58 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.

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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