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What do you think? Allen anniversary edition

February 28, 2005

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We asked visitors to KUSports.com to rank the most memorable moments in Allen Fieldhouse's 50-year history, and they responded with 11,150 votes. Here are the results:

1. Wilt Chamberlain scores 52 points in his college debut, an 87-69 victory over Northwestwern on Dec. 3, 1956.

6% -- 691 votes

2. KU registers an astonishing 150-95 romp over Kentucky on Dec. 9, 1989.

5% -- 645 votes

3. Wilt Chamberlain returns Jan. 17, 1998, as part of KU's 100th anniversary of basketball.

5% -- 618 votes

4. Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich combine for 43 points March 1, 2003, in their last fieldhouse game.

5% -- 570 votes

5. Raef LaFrentz, Billy Thomas and C.B. McGrath finish their careers undefeated (58-0) at home.

4% -- 531 votes

6. Bud Stallworth drops in 50 points, many from long range, in a 93-80 victory over Missouri on Feb. 26, 1972.

4% -- 497 votes

The return of Wilt Chamberlain, center, in 1998 was judged the No.
3 most memorable moment in Allen Fieldhouse history by KUSports.com
viewers.

The return of Wilt Chamberlain, center, in 1998 was judged the No. 3 most memorable moment in Allen Fieldhouse history by KUSports.com viewers.

7. KU spills Missouri, 80-70, to wrap up the 100-year anniversary weekend celebration Feb. 8, 1998.

4% -- 451 votes

8. Terry Brown drills a school-record 11 three-pointers and scores 42 points in a 105-94 victory over North Carolina State on Jan. 5, 1991.

3% -- 403 votes

9. Kansas wins the last meeting between Phog Allen and Oklahoma State's Hank Iba, 56-55, Jan. 31, 1956.

3% -- 368 votes

10. Allen Fieldhouse opens with a 77-66 victory over Kansas State on March 1, 1955, as Gene Elstun scores 21 points.

3% -- 360 votes

11. Danny Manning scores 40 points in a 70-60 victory over Notre Dame on Feb. 8, 1987.

3% -- 339 votes

12. Nick Collison scores 24 points and collects 23 rebounds before fouling out in a 90-87 victory over Texas on Jan. 27, 2003, prompting TV analyst Dick Vitale to give Collison a standing ovation from press row.

2% -- 333 votes

13. KU thumps Oklahoma State, 75-57, in the final home game for seniors Danny Manning, Chris Piper and Archie Marshall.

2% -- 321 votes

14. KU's Lynette Woodard explodes for 44 points, most ever by a women in the fieldhouse, in a 101-64 win over Iowa State in February, 1979.

2% -- 299 votes

15. Several KU students unveil a banner made of shower curtains that reads, "Pay heed all who enter: Beware of the Phog" prior to a Feb. 22, 1988, game against Duke.

2% -- 287 votes

Fans enlisted the aid of the statue of Phog Allen to entice Roy
Williams to remain as KU's coach.

Fans enlisted the aid of the statue of Phog Allen to entice Roy Williams to remain as KU's coach.

16. Jacque Vaughn's three-pointer at :0.2 in overtime gives KU an 86-83 victory over Indiana on Dec. 22, 1993.

2% -- 269 votes

17. A school-record nine Jayhawks score in double figures in a 127-82 victory over Iowa State on Jan. 7, 1989.

2% -- 245 votes

18. KU trails UCLA by 15 points at halftime, but rallies to win by 15 (85-70) on Dec. 1, 1995.

2% -- 231 votes

19. Danny Manning tallies 27 points in a 100-66 blasting of Missouri on Feb. 11, 1986.

1% -- 208 votes

20. Danny Manning's jersey No. 25 is retired Dec. 1, 1992.

1% -- 200 votes

21. Wilt Chamberlain collects 46 points in a 102-46 massacre of Nebraska on Feb. 8, 1958.

1% -- 194 votes

22. Anthony Peeler scores 43 points, but KU tops Missouri, 98-89, on March 8, 1992.

1% -- 193 votes

23. A crowd of around 14,000 shows up Nov. 19, 1955, to watch KU's freshmen sting the varsity, 81-71, behind Wilt Chamberlain's 42 points.

1% -- 192 votes

24. Bill Bridges retrieves 30 missed shots in an 86-69 season-opening victory over Northwestern on Dec. 3, 1960.

1% -- 152 votes

Roy Williams' decision to leave KU for North Carolina in 2003 and
his brief fieldhouse news conference came in at No. 32 on the
KUSports.com viewers' top-50 list.

Roy Williams' decision to leave KU for North Carolina in 2003 and his brief fieldhouse news conference came in at No. 32 on the KUSports.com viewers' top-50 list.

25. Jo Jo White scores 30 in his last KU game, a 80-70 victory over Colorado on Feb. 1, 1969.

1% -- 138 votes

26. Approximately 6,000 show up for the first Late Night extravaganza Oct. 14, 1985.

1% -- 133 votes

27. Coach Roy Williams tries to start six seniors plus Raef LaFrentz before waving walk-ons Joel Branstrom and Steve Ransom off the court Feb. 22, 1997.

1% -- 127 votes

28. Wilt Chamberlain grabs 36 rebounds in a 90-61 rout of Iowa State on Feb. 15, 1958.

1% -- 127 votes

29. Oscar Robertson scores a fieldhouse-record 56 points, lifting Cincinnati to a 97-62 NCAA Tournament victory over Arkansas on March 15, 1958.

1% -- 126 votes

30. Oklahoma players clip the nets Feb. 22, 1984, after spilling the Jayhawks, 92-82, in overtime and clinching the Big Eight championship.

1% -- 126 votes

31. Steve Woodberry hits a three-pointer with 1.5 seconds left, giving KU a 62-61 victory over Oklahoma State for Roy Williams' 150th win.

1% -- 120 votes

32. Roy Williams decides to leave KU, telling reporters in a brief fieldhouse press conference on a staircase in April of 2003.

1% -- 119 votes

Top 10 non-basketball moments in Allen Fieldhouse history (in no particular order)

¢ Harry Belafonte, 1968 -- First event in Fieldhouse concert series

¢ Sonny and Cher, October 13, 1973 -- 14,777 attend

¢ Bob Hope, 1982 -- final Lawrence appearance for famed funnyman

¢ Robert F. Kennedy, March 19, 1968 -- Three days after he declares for presidency; crowd estimated at 20,000 (largest in Allen Fieldhouse history)

¢ Dole and Clinton -- May, 21, 2004

¢ "The Day After" -- Fieldhouse serves as site of triage for wounded in move taping on November 14, 1983

¢ First graduation, May 31, 1959 -- Ceremony moved inside for first time due to inclement weather

¢ First track meet, February 2, 1956 -- KU defeats Oklahoma in front of crowd of 2,000

¢ Jim Ryun, Feb. 23, 1967 -- Ryun sets a world record in the 880 with a time of 1:48.3 in a dual meet against Oklahoma State

¢ Kansas University volleyball -- School-record 14,800 fans watch a pre-Late Night match with Missouri on October 18, 1996

-- Mike Rigg, Sunflower Broadband

33. Oklahoma State's Randy Rutherford scores 45 points, but KU holds 7-footer Bryant Reeves scoreless in a 78-62 victory that gives the Jayhawks the league title March 5, 1995.

1% -- 119 votes

34. Alonzo Jamison shatters the backboard with a dunk during the 1988 Late Night.

0% -- 101 votes

35. Fans are astounded during a game with Kansas State on Feb. 20, 1965, when a pair of 6 x 12 banners saying "Go Cats, Kill Snob Hill Again" unfurl on the east and west sides of the scoreboard with eight minutes left in the first half of KU's 88-66 win.

0% -- 93 votes

36. KU downs Oklahoma State, 64-48, Feb. 3, 1969 for the 1,000th win in school history. Coach Ted Owens had torn the seat of his trousers in the second half and had to wear a towel around his waist in a postgame ceremony.

0% -- 91 votes

37. An alumni game fills the fieldhouse Feb. 7, 1998, featuring such former players as Kevin Pritchard, Walt Wesley, Bud Stallworth, Ron Loneski and John Douglas.

0% -- 88 votes

38. Adolph Rupp, a member of KU's 1923 national-championship team, brings Kentucky to Lawrence for the first time Dec. 14, 1959.

0% -- 77 votes

39. Days after winning the 1988 NCAA title, coach Larry Brown holds an afternoon news conference in the fieldhouse to announce he has turned down a job offer from UCLA.

0% -- 76 votes

40. Larry Bird tallies 22 points and grabs 13 boards in Indiana State's 86-69 victory over Virginia Tech in the NCAA Midwest Regional final March 11, 1979.

0% -- 68 votes

41. Lynette Woodard scores 24 points in an 80-59 victory over Stephen F. Austin and becomes the all-time leading scorer in AIAW history.

0% -- 65 votes

42. Marian Washington posts her 500th career victory, a 58-54 decision over Oklahoma on Feb. 20, 1999.

0% -- 63 votes

43. Coach Dick Harp goes on the PA system Feb. 23, 1958, to beseech KU fans to stop booing Missouri's Mike Kirksey on the free-throw line.

0% -- 58 votes

44. Mitch Richmond scores 35 points as Kansas State halts KU's 55-game home winning streak, 72-61, Jan. 30, 1988.

0% -- 54 votes

45. KU clobbers Brown, 115-45, Jan. 3, 1989, for the most lopsided victory in school history. Milt Newton leads the Jayhawks with 23 points.

0% -- 52 votes

46. Four-time Olympic champion Al Oerter is among the KU competitors Feb. 3, 1956, in the first indoor track meet in school history.

0% -- 50 votes

47. Iowa snaps KU's school-record 62-game home win streak Dec. 8, 1998.

0% -- 50 votes

48. The Harlem Globetrotters, featuring Lynette Woodard, appear Feb. 10, 1987.

0% -- 50 votes

49. A sellout crowd watches Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls knock off the Seattle SuperSonics in an NBA exhibition game Oct. 11, 1997.

0% -- 47 votes

50. KU pounds Washburn, 99-56, on Nov. 25, 2000, for KU's 500th win in the fieldhouse.

0% -- 44 votes

51. In a Feb. 26, 1966, showdown between No. 6-ranked KU and No. 8 Nebraska, the Jayhawks romp, 110-73, and cut down the nets after clinching the Big Eight title.

0% -- 52 votes

52. Terry Brown scores 26 points, pacing KU to a 73-60 victory over Miami on Jan. 16, 1991, in a game that nearly was canceled because of the start of Operation Desert Storm.

0% -- 38 votes

53. Four days after undergoing surgery to repair anterior compartment syndrome surgery in his right leg, Mark Randall scores 11 points in an 108-71 rout of Marquette 71.

0% -- 38 votes

54. A Fill the Fieldhouse promotion Jan. 9, 1994, lures a record women's crowd of 13,352.

0% -- 33 votes

55. KU downs Colorado, 78-63, on March 9, 1957, to capture the school's last Big Seven title and first title since moving to Allen.

0% -- 28 votes

56. A renovation project during the summer of 1974 covers the fieldhouse's original dirt surface completely.

0% -- 26 votes

57. Houston, led by Elvin Hayes' 19 points, stuns the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks, 66-53, in an NCAA Tournament game in March, 1967.

0% -- 25 votes

58. Missouri pops Kansas, 76-49, Jan. 24, 2004, in Marian Washington's last game as KU women's coach.

0% -- 17 votes

59. Norm Stewart scores 20 points as Missouri hands KU its first loss in the fieldhouse -- 85-78 -- on Feb. 6, 1956.

0% -- 14 votes

60. Kansas leads Jerry Tarkanian's Long Beach State team, 32-8, at halftime then hangs on for 69-52 victory Dec. 1, 1970.

0% -- 12 votes

61. Kansas State's Bob Boozer scores 32 points in 79-75 double overtime victory over the Jayhawks on Feb. 3, 1958.

0% -- 7 votes

62. Eventual national champion Cincinnati trips Kansas State, 69-64, on March 18, 1961 in the NCAA Midwest Regional.

0% -- 7 votes

63. Kansas State's Mike Wroblewski scores 46 points, the most ever by a KU opponent in the fieldhouse, in a 91-72 Kansas State victory over the Jayhawks on Feb. 7, 1962.

0% -- 5 votes

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