A look back: The Husker basketball teams from 1965-1967 won 20 straight games in Lincoln
On Jan. 10 against Penn State, the Nebraska men's basketball team tied the school record with its 20th consecutive home victory. The streak began after a 73-72 loss to Kansas on Dec. 16, 2017. Interestingly enough, Kansas was the team that snapped NU's previous 20-game home winning streak, defeating the Huskers 64-57 on March 4, 1967.
Here are some Husker photos from those home games in 1965-67.
Thursday night, Nebraska will try to break the record, taking on No. 6 Michigan State at 7 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The contest between the Huskers (13-4, 3-3 Big Ten) and the No. 6-ranked Spartans (15-2, 6-0) is set for a 7 p.m. tip, and will feature two of the most impressive streaks in the nation — Nebraska's 20-game home winning streak vs. Michigan State's 18-game Big Ten winning streak.
Nebraska fans conditioned toward riding the emotional roller-coaster after this loss should listen to Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo. "We were paranoid of this game," he said. "Tim's got a great team. It's an NCAA Tournament team." It wasn't just coach-speak.