Greatest Moment in Stegeman History - Round of 16

Jan. 15, 2013

Georgia fans- help us celebrate the 50th Season of Stegeman Coliseum, presented by Athens Regional Health System, by continuing to vote for your favorite moments in this historic building.

We've totaled up the first-round votes, and have narrowed it down to the Round of 16- lets take a quick look at the bracket-

Jan. 3, 2004 - Georgia upsets Georgia Tech 83-80
Georgia upset 3rd-ranked and previously unbeaten Georgia Tech 83-80 in double overtime behind a career-high 25 points from senior Jonas Hayes.
Apr. 15, 1989 - Lucy Wener Records First Ever Perfect 10 for Gym Dogs
A day after leading her team to the NCAA title, Lucy Wener recorded the first perfect 10 in Georgia history on the uneven bars at the NCAA Individual Event Finals.
Jan. 13, 2002 - Gym Dogs 197.900, UCLA 196.875
Second-ranked Georgia routed top-ranked and two-time defending national champion UCLA, 197.900-196.875, in front of a sold-out crowd at Stegeman Coliseum as Cory Fritzinger equaled the second-highest all-around mark in school history with a 39.8.
Jul 19-Aug. 3, 1996 - Stegeman Coliseum Plays Host to Olympic Games
Stegeman Coliseum played host to two athletic competitions as part of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. During the Games' first week, early-round volleyball matches were held there. The second week featured the team and individual competitions in rhythmic gymnastics.

Feb. 25, 1990 - UGA Students Storm Court After 86-85 Come Back Win over LSU
In his final home game for the Bulldogs, Alec Kessler scored 30 points and helped Georgia overcome a 19-point, second-half deficit to defeat 12th-ranked LSU 86-85. The victory gave Georgia a 1-game lead in the SEC standings as the league schedule entered its final week. It also touched off a wild on-court celebration by UGA students.
Dec. 31, 2002 - No. 2 Georgia 79, No. 2 Pittsburgh 67
Georgia defeated the highest-ranked opponent ever in Coliseum history when the Bulldogs upset 2nd-ranked and previously unbeaten Pittsburgh 79-67. Senior guard Ezra Williams led the Bulldogs with 20 points, 15 of which came from behind the 3-point stripe.
Mar. 8, 1969 - LSU's Maravich scored Stegeman Record 58 points
NCAA career scoring leader Pete Maravich of LSU set the Coliseum's single-game scoring record in a 58-point performance that included 41 points after halftime. His final basket - and the minute leading up to it - are the stuff of legends. Nursing an 8-point lead, Maravich dribbled out the final minute of the second overtime with a Globetrotter-like exhibition, capped by a 35-foot hook shot at the buzzer. He and his Tiger teammates were then mobbed by UGA fans and cheerleaders.
Dec. 13, 1995 - Georgia 94, Georgia Tech 70
In a return to on-campus venues for the first time in 15 years, Georgia drubbed #19 Georgia Tech 94-70. It marked the fourth-largest margin of victory for the Bulldogs in the annual meeting with their archrival.

Feb. 23, 1996 - Lichey's Perfect 40 Score
Karin Lichey became the only gymnast in college history to post four perfect 10s in Georgia's win over Kentucky.
Feb. 28, 1997 - No. 1 Gym Dogs Edge No. 2 Alabama with Perfect 10's
Kim Arnold and Leah Brown both scored a pair of 10s on vault and floor as No. 1 Georgia dominated No. 2 Alabama 197.875-196.600.
Jan. 7, 1994 - Georgia Upsets No. 4 Kentucky In Front of Sold-Out Stegeman
Georgia upset 4th-ranked Kentucky 94-90 in overtime. Reserve forward Steve Jones scored the Bulldogs' last four points on a pair of foul shots with 24 seconds left and, with seven ticks remaining, a steal and layup that sent the sold-out crowd into a frenzy.
Feb. 22, 1964 - Coliseum Opens with Win over Georgia Tech
The Coliseum was christened with an 81-68 victory over archrival Georgia Tech. Perry, Ga., native Lee Martin scored the first varsity basket in the Coliseum's history, 16 days after scoring the final bucket ever at Woodruff Hall. An 86-51 victory by Georgia's freshman team over Tech's freshmen preceded the inaugural game in, technically speaking, the first game in Coliseum history.

Apr. 25, 2008 - Gym Dogs Win Fourth NCAA Championship
Georgia tied Utah for the most NCAA titles by winning the fourth of five straight championships.
Jan. 8, 1996 - No. 7 Lady Bulldogs defeated No. 4 Tennessee, 77-71
No. 7 Georgia defeated No. 4 Tennessee, 77-71, behind a 20-point, eight-assist night from Saudia Roundtree. The victory was Andy Landers' 400th with the Lady Bulldogs and opened a stretch that included wins over No. 24 Auburn, No. 3 Connecticut, No. 10 Penn State and No. 20 Florida.
Dec. 3, 1964 - Georgia Opens 1965 Season with 64-61 Win Over No. 13 UNC
In perhaps the biggest win of the Red Lawson era, Georgia opened the 1965 season with a 64-61 victory over 13th-ranked North Carolina. Jimmy Pitts and Lee Martin combined for 37 points and the Bulldogs "held" Tar Heel All-American Billy Cunningham to a mere 22 points and 24 rebounds. Lawson was hoisted upon his players' shoulders after the final buzzer.
Apr. 4, 1989 - Gym Dogs Hold Off UCLA for 2nd NCAA Title
Georgia claimed its second NCAA title and first in Athens, holding off No. 1 seed UCLA by five-hundredths of a point.

Each Monday, we'll debut the updated bracket on You can vote on each matchup on down through the Final 4, until we crown a Champion.
Vote as early and as often as you'd like, and thanks again for helping us celebrate Stegeman's 50th, presented by Athens Regional Health System



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