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Monday, February 28, 2005

What do you think? Allen anniversary edition

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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

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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

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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

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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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