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Greatest ever? How does KU’s 109-106 win compare?

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• Mario Chalmers hits a three-pointer at the buzzer to answer a three by Paul Pierce and forge a 111-111 tie in the Legends of the Phog exhibition game on Sept. 25, 2011.
• Iowa snaps KU's school-record 62-game home win streak Dec. 8, 1998, with an 85-81 victory.
• Bonnie Henrickson earns the 300th victory of her coaching career, courtesy of a 76-59 win over Alabama A&M on Nov. 23, 2012.
• A Fill the Fieldhouse promotion on Jan. 9, 1994, lures a record women's crowd of 13,352 that watches the Jayhawks edge Colorado, 59-57.
• Comedian Bob Hope performs before 5,200 fans on Oct 2, 1982
• Sonny and Cher perform before 14,777 fans on Oct. 13, 1973
• Bobby Kennedy draws 20,000 on March 19, 1968 for a speech, three days after he declared his intentions to run for President.
• Bill Clinton speaks on May 15, 2004.
• Allen Fieldhouse is used to depict a center for citizens injured by a nuclear bomb in the movie The Day After on Nov. 14, 1983.
• The Harlem Globetrotters, featuring Lynette Woodard, appear Feb. 10, 1987, and, as usual, defeat the Washington Generals.
• Days after winning the 1988 NCAA title, coach Larry Brown holds an afternoon press conference in the fieldhouse to announce he has turned down a job offer from UCLA. Less than a month later, he bolts for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs.
• KU hammers Jason Kidd and Cal-Berkeley, 73-56, on Nov. 19, 1993.
• Kansas leads coach Jerry Tarkanian's Long Beach State team, 32-8, at halftime then hangs on for 69-52 victory Dec. 1, 1970.
• Kansas State's Bob Boozer scores 32 points in 79-75 double-overtime victory over KU on Feb. 3, 1958.
• Eventual national champion Cincinnati trips Kansas State, 69-64, on March 18, 1961 in the NCAA Midwest Regional.
• KU pounds Washburn, 99-56, on Nov. 25, 2000, for KU's 500th victory in the fieldhouse.
• 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.
• Norm Stewart scores 20 points as Missouri hands KU its first loss in the fieldhouse - 85-78 - on Feb. 6, 1956.
• Steve Woodberry hits a three-pointer with 15 seconds left to give KU a 62-61 victory over Oklahoma State for Roy Williams' 150th victory.
• Lynnette Woodard scores 24 points in an 80-59 victory over Stephen F. Austin and becomes the all-time leading scorer in AIAW history.
• Roy Williams decides to leave KU, telling reporters in a brief fieldhouse press conference on a staircase in April of 2003.
• 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. KU registers a school-record 22 steals.
• Wilt Chamberlain grabs 36 rebounds in a 90-61 rout of Iowa State on Feb. 15, 1958.
• KU clobbers Brown, 115-45, Jan. 3, 1989, for the most lopsided win in school history. Milt Newton leads the Jayhawks with 23 points.

January 6, 2016 at 2:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Greatest ever? How does KU’s 109-106 win compare?

55. 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. Harp is ignored, and the KU coach asks the official to call a technical foul on the fans. Kirksey makes three free throws, but KU wins, 85-81.

56. KU battles back from a 50-34 deficit with 10:22 remaining to nudge Oklahoma, 59-58, on Feb. 4, 2006.

57. The Jayhawks win, 82-65, against Kansas State in the final home games of Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich on March 3, 2010. Collins was extremely emotional crying before and after the contest. Freshman Xavier Henry, who also was playing his final home game, scores 15 the first half and finishes with 19. Collins scores 17 and Aldrich nine.

58. Danielle McCray scores a career-high 35 points as Bonnie Henrickson’s KU women blast No. 5-ranked Baylor, 69-45, on March 4, 2009. McCray, a junior, led the way for KU on Senior Night.

59. KU survives a 27-point outing from Chase Budinger, beating Ariona, 76-72, in overtime on Nov. 26, 2007. Brandon Rush, who nearly hit a 55-foot shot at the buzzer to break the tie, finishes with 17 points.

60. Texas snaps KU’s school-record 69-game homecourt win streak with a 74-63 decision on Jan. 22, 2011. Thomas Robinson learns the night before the contest that his mom had died. The Jayhawks were up all night prior to the game consoling Robinson at Jayhawker Towers.

My bad; there were actually 60 "moments." Consecutive numbering didn't work. Thanks to Cake in Chicago for forwarding the list.

January 6, 2016 at 2:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Greatest ever? How does KU’s 109-106 win compare?

41. KU sets a Big 12 single-game women’s attendance mark, drawing 16,113 fans in Allen Fieldhouse for the Jayhawks’ 2009 WNIT title game versus South Florida. KU fell, 75-71.

42. Josh Selby, the No. 1 freshman recruit in the country, scores 21 points in his long-awaited KU debut as the Jayhawks beat USC, 70-68, on Dec. 18, 2010.

43. Kansas, which enters the Jan. 7, 2006 game unranked, clobbers No.19 Kentucky, 73-46, in a game played without standout forward Wayne Simien. One of the memorable shots of all-time is famous UK fan Ashley Judd suffering a few rows behind the UK bench during the rout of her beloved Wildcats.

44. Fans are astounded during a game with Kansas State on Feb. 20, 1965, when a pair of 6x12 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 victory. A wire stretching to the south end zone enabled visiting KSU fans to trip the banners.

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

46. Coach Roy Williams tries to start six seniors plus Raef LaFrentz before waving walk-ons Joel Branstrom and Steve Ransom off the Allen Fieldhouse court prior to tipoff of a 78-58 victory over Kansas State on Feb. 22, 1997.

47. Four-time Olympic champion Al Oerter is among the KU competitors Feb. 3, 1956, in the first indoor track meet in school history. Kansas wins the dual with Oklahoma, 56-48, in front of 2,000 fans.

48. KU fails to hit one three-pointer, yet still scores 100 points in an 100-90 victory over Baylor on Feb. 9, 2008, the NCAA title season. Darrell Arthur scores 23 points for KU, including 16 in the second half.

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

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

51. Keith Langford scores the winning bucket in overtime as KU erases a 16-point deficit to defeat Georgia Tech, 70-68, on Jan. 1, 2005, and avenge an Elite Eight loss to the Yellow Jackets the previous March.

52. A renovation project during the summer of 1974 covers the fieldhouse's original dirt surface completely. A synthetic basketball floor is installed to replace the original portable raised floor. Five years later, another portable wood floor replaces the synthetic one.

53. Mario Little hits a free throw with 7/10s of a second left to bust a 76-76 tie and lead KU past UCLA, 77-76 for the Jayhawks’ 64th straight win in Allen. KU survived a 33-point outburst from Tyler Honeycutt.

54. 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.

January 6, 2016 at 2:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Greatest ever? How does KU’s 109-106 win compare?

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

27. Danny Manning tallies 27 points in a 100-66 blasting of Missouri on Feb. 11, 1986. It's KU's biggest victory over the Tigers in the fieldhouse.

28. 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.

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

30. 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 in the Persian Gulf. Brown dedicates the game to a brother serving in the Gulf.

31. 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.

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

33. KU trails UCLA by 15 points at halftime, but rallies to win by 15 (85-70) Dec. 1, 1995. No KU team has overcome a larger halftime deficit.

34. Nick Collison scores 24 points and collects 23 rebounds before fouling out in a 90-87 victory over Texas Jan. 27, 2003, prompting TV analyst Dick Vitale to give Collison a standing ovation from press row. At halftime, Roy Williams gives retired Missouri coach Norm Stewart a rocking chair.

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

36. Danny Manning's jersey No. 25 is retired Dec. 1, 1992. The Jayhawks beat Georgia, 76-65, with Manning sitting in the student section.

37. 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. Ted Owens has called this one of his favorite games in the fieldhouse.

38. Jo Jo White scores 30 points in his last KU game, an 80-70 victory over Colorado on Feb. 1, 1969. White received the game ball after coach Ted Owens' 100th career victory.

39. Jacque Vaughn's three-pointer at :0.2 in overtime gives KU an 86-83 victory over Indiana on Dec. 22, 1993. Vaughn finishes with 13 points.

40. KU downs Oklahoma State, 64-48, Feb. 3, 1969, for the 1,000th victory 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.

January 6, 2016 at 2:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Greatest ever? How does KU’s 109-106 win compare?

11. KU's Lynette Woodard explodes for 44 points, most ever by a woman in the fieldhouse, in a 101-64 victory over Iowa State on Feb. 10, 1979. Eight days later she scores 49 points in a 105-54 victory at Southwest Missouri State.

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

13. Oklahoma players clip the nets Feb. 22, 1984, after spilling the Jayhawks, 92-82, in overtime and clinching the Big Eight championship. Afterward, peeved KU coach Larry Brown remarks, "What goes around comes around."

14. Anthony Peeler scores 43 points, but KU tops Missouri, 98-89, March 8, 1992, and the Jayhawks cut down the nets after assuring a tie for the Big Eight Conference title.

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

16. Wilt Chamberlain collects 46 points in a 102-46 massacre of Nebraska on Feb. 8, 1958. At the time, the 56-point margin was the largest in fieldhouse history.

17. Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich combine for 43 points March 1, 2003, in their last fieldhouse game — an 89-61 victory over Oklahoma State. It also was Roy Williams’ final game in Allen. A month later, he left for North Carolina.

18. Raef LaFrentz, Billy Thomas and C.B. McGrath finish their careers undefeated (58-0) at home with an 83-70 victory over Oklahoma on Feb. 23, 1998. Junior Paul Pierce, who as it turned out was playing his last home game, erupts for 31 points off 14-of-17 shooting, as the Sooners were helpless against the fired-up junior.

19. Adolph Rupp, a member of KU's 1923 national-championship team, brings Kentucky to Lawrence for the first time Dec. 14, 1959. Wayne Hightower scores 33 points, but Rupp's team wins, 77-72.

20. Missouri pops Kansas, 76-49, Jan. 24, 2004, in Marian Washington's last game as KU women's coach. Three days later, Washington takes a medical leave of absence and a month after that announces her retirement after 31 years and 560 victories.

21. KU spills Missouri, 80-70, to wrap up the 100-year anniversary weekend celebration Feb. 8, 1998. At halftime, hundreds of KU players and coaches walk onto the court for introductions.

22. Ben McLemore banks in a three-point shot from 22 feet out with 1.3 seconds to play, forcing overtime in a 97-89 victory over Iowa State on Jan. 9, 2013.

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.

24. A school-record nine Jayhawks score in double figures in a 127-82 victory over Iowa State on Jan. 7, 1989. That's also the most points KU has scored in a conference game.

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

January 6, 2016 at 2:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Greatest ever? How does KU’s 109-106 win compare?

Gary Bedore supplied an old LJW list of 50 most memorable moments. It brings back memories! I can only post 3000 characters at a time, and the list has over 15000 characters, so if you feel it is too long, just disregard.

TOP MOMENTS IN ALLEN FIELDHOUSE

In no particular order as chosen by the Journal-World staff

1. Wilt Chamberlain scores 52 points in his college debut, an 87-69 victory over Northwestwern on Dec. 3, 1956. Chamberlain converts 20 of 29 floor shots and 12 of 20 free throws. He also had 31 rebounds.

2. Bud Stallworth drops in 50 points, many from long-range, in a 93-80 victory over Missouri on Feb. 26, 1972. Stallworth’s explosion is witnessed by KU's 1952 title team in town for a 20th reunion.

3. Down by 19 points in the second half, KU rallies to beat Missouri, 87-86, in overtime on Feb. 25, 2012. Thomas Robinson scores 28 points and Tyshawn Taylor 24 points. It turned out to be the final game in the KU-MU series, with the Tigers leaving the Big 12 for the SEC the following season.

4. KU registers an astonishing 150-95 romp over Kentucky on Dec. 9, 1989, in a game in which the Jayhawks lead 80-61 at the half. Terry Brown finishes with 31 points while nailing seven of 10 three-point shots.

5. Wilt Chamberlain returns Jan. 17, 1998, as part of KU's 100th anniversary of basketball. Wearing his old letter jacket, Chamberlain charms the fans with an emotional speech and stays two hours after the game to sign autographs.

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

7. Texas' Kevin Durant stuns a fieldhouse crowd by scoring 25 points the first half, however, the Jayhawks, who trail by 16 points, rally for a 90-86 victory on March 3, 2007. Durant scores just seven points the final half as KU wraps up the Big 12 championship.

8. Kansas wins the last meeting between Phog Allen and Oklahoma State's Hank Iba, 56-55, on Jan. 31, 1956, giving Allen a 17-16 edge in head-to-head matchups between the legendary coaches.

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

10. KU thumps Oklahoma State, 75-57, in the final home game for seniors Danny Manning, Chris Piper and Archie Marshall. OSU coach Leonard Hamilton agrees to allow Marshall, on crutches because of a knee injury, to limp onto the floor and take an uncontested shot with 1:33 remaining. Marshall missed the shot.

January 6, 2016 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Self rates Big 12 ‘a monster’

First, I commend Suzi Marshall and Joe Ross for being two of the most thoughtful writers on the board. I am a firm believer that when two thoughtful people disagree on a subjective topic, the correct answer usually lies somewhere in the middle. Joe believes the Big Dance is a truer test of a team's capability because arguably the best teams are involved. That would be true if each team played every other team, and even more so if a multiple game set were involved between those teams. But March Madness success involves rather serendipitous team draws and player matchups, avoidance of even short-term injury, and some luck, because a last-second half-court heave can be determinative. Suzi believes the Big XII race is a better indicator of a team's capability. But a team's finish in the Big XII race is only indicative of how well it did against Big XII team's. She might add that the way Big XII team's fare outside the conference is related, but again Texas Tech might beat Duke on a single night due to a favorable player matchup, a hot hand, or a last second shot. Because a larger sample size will almost always produce better results, I believe Suzi has the better argument. The rub is that Conference success is not a reliable indicator of how a team (KU or other) will fare in March. We would like it to be, but it just doesn't reliably follow. I look forward to future comments from both of you. RCJH

December 31, 2015 at 11:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Column: KU bigs no-show in Philadelphia

Sometimes TK believes he has a point to make, and he doesn't let the facts stand in the way. Brianna, the box score certainly confirms your memory of the game, which I shared.

December 23, 2014 at 12:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 1 - QB Montell Cozart

Thanks to the LJW sports staff for this series of articles. The series helped interested fans become more familiar with the key players, and it covered team strengths and weaknesses that we can study during the coming season. Good job to all. RCJH

August 1, 2014 at 2:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

No reason to celebrate: Jayhawks lose at OSU, win Big 12 outright

Shane: Good point about the average BigXII game, but the problem is that we haven't played consistently enough to even win all of those. Remember, we're talking about the big "lose and go home" tournament. The turnovers were so hard to watch. Our perimeter spacing just begs to give the ball away. But the thing that made me wince is the thought that this was a game that Coach Self really wanted to win. He may say that it is just another game, but this game was basically at his birthplace, it was in front of his OSU "buddies", it was College Game Day. For his players not to be able to focus enough to limit turnovers to say, 15, shows their immaturity. They let their coach down.

March 2, 2014 at 10:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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