AUS Basketball

SMU basketball team has the longest winning streak since 2001

Huskies could win first AUS Championship after four years

The Saint Mary University’s men’s basketball team may be the first team in 18 years to have an undefeated season.

In 2001, St. Francis Xavier University had the first recorded undefeated season in Atlantic University Sport history. The Saint Mary’s Huskies are currently 17-0, making them the team with the longest winning streak in AUS history, since St. FX.

This weekend the Huskies are scheduled to play Memorial University on Saturday and Sunday at SMU’s Homburg Centre. In December the Huskies defeated Memorial 87-61.

After that, SMU will play its final game of the season on Feb. 22 against the 2018 AUS champions: the University of New Brunswick. The Huskies last played UNB in January and won 85-71.

SMU’s last AUS Championship was in 2014.

SEASON TEAM WITH HIGHEST STANDINGS FINAL SEASON STANDINGS WINNING STREAK AUS CHAMPION
1997-1998 N/A N/A N/A Acadia
1998-1999 StFX 13-7 N/A SMU
1999-2000 StFX 16-4 N/A StFX
2000-2001 StFX 20-0 20 StFX
2001-2002 StFX 17-3 9 StFX
2002-2003 StFX 16-4 8 UPEI
2003-2004 StFX 16-4 7 StFX
2004-2005 StFX 18-2 10 StFX
2005-2006 StFX

Cape Breton

16-4

16-4

8

8

StFX
2006-2007 Cape Breton 16-4 11 Acadia
2007-2008 Acadia 18-2 11 SMU
2008-2009 StFX 17-3 6 DAL
2009-2010 Cape Breton 18-2 16 Cape Breton
2010-2011 Cape Breton 19-1 12 DAL
2011-2012 StFX 16-4 7 Acadia
2012-2013 Cape Breton 19-1 16 Cape Breton
2013-2014 Acadia 15-5 4 SMU
2014-2015 UNB 16-4 6 DAL
2015-2016 DAL 13-7 4 DAL
2016-2017 DAL 16-4 8 DAL
2017-2018 DAL 16-4 7 UNB
2018-2019 In progress      

Note: These statistics were taken from the Atlantic University Sports archive: game results. AUS basketball championship and records started during the 1958/59 season, but the earliest recorded game results were from the 1998/99 season