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Hearnes Center

The Hearnes Center

In its 28-year history as the home of the Tigers, the Hearnes Center has been the site of some of Missouri's greatest basketball moments. Since the Tigers posted a 21-6 record and received a bid to the NIT in Hearnes' opening year, Missouri has won eight conference championships. The homecourt advantage has been a big part of that success. The Tigers' record in the arena is 354-63, including a 191-20 mark versus non-conference teams. The complex, officially named the Warren E. Hearnes Multipurpose Building, was dedicated by Governor Hearnes during summer commencement ceremonies, Aug. 4, 1972. Coach Norm Stewart's Tigers followed with an 87-75 triumph over Ohio University on Nov. 25, 1972, in the first game staged in the impressive facility.

The $11 million structure's primary feature is a spacious arena, with a seating capacity of 13,300 for basketball. The single-game attendance record was broken twice this past season, as 13,782 fans witnessed MU's clash with Indiana on Dec. 7, 1999, only to see that record broken a month later on Jan. 22, 2000, when 14,098 flipped the turnstiles to see MU hand rival Kansas an 81-59 beating. Three of MU's top-10 alltime crowds at Hearnes came in Quin Snyder's first season at the helm.

For the 1996-97 season, a brand-new Robbins portable hardwood floor replaced a similar model that was installed prior to the 1980-81 season, which, in turn, replaced the building's original Tartan surface. The court was revamped with a black apron and black foul lanes prior to the 1999-2000 season, and was stripped, resurfaced and repainted again prior to the 2000-01 campaign.

The building, which measures 546 by 352 feet and includes more than 324,000 square feet of floor space, also houses other facilities. A 220-yard, eight-lane indoor track occupies the south end of the facility. A regulation-size practice basketball court is located on the building's fourth level, along with wrestling and gymnastics practice gymnasiums. The basketball arena and fieldhouse are separated by a section containing Missouri's intercollegiate athletic offices and the building administration office. There are also offices for the Conference and Short Courses Department of the University's Extension Division and the Law Enforcement Training Institute. Ten meeting rooms seating from 50-225 persons are available for rent to groups holding conventions or meetings. In July of 2000, Hearnes Center operations staff was welcomed into the athletic department family, and for the first time, all Hearnes functions now fall under the athletic department's umbrella.

In 1994, new dressing rooms and a post-game interview room were constructed for both the men's and women's basketball teams, and the working press room was redecorated.

Improvements planned for the 2000-01 season include renovations to the media workroom and interview room, which will improve both the functionality and aesthetics of the space.

Future plans call for either a multi-million dollar renovation to the Hearnes Center, or a brand new facility being built somewhere nearby. A feasibility study to determine to plan of action is to be completed soon. Hearnes Center was designed by the architectural firm of Sverdrup & Parcel and Associates of St. Louis. Constructed on a natural depression, much of the building is below ground level.

hearnes attendance records

YearGamesTotalAvg.
1972-7312112,6639,389
1973-741394,1037,239
1974-751259,5924,966
1975-761482,2465,875
1976-771386,6756,667
1977-781377,3135,947
1978-791492,7416,624
1979-8016151,3599,460
1980-8114128,0099,144
1981-8214136,3099,734
1982-8318171,4319,524
1983-8415143,2629,551
1984-8516154,7839,674
1985-8617136,2818,011
1986-8714139,1609,940
1987-8815193,53712,902
1988-8916200,08812,506
1989-9015193,78612,919
1990-9116212,80013,300
1991-9215199,50013,300
1992-9316213,58413,349
1993-9415200,23513,349
1994-9514186,20013,300
1995-9616204,02312,751
1996-9716212,80013,300
1997-9816204,28312,768
1998-9916204,67612,792
1999-200015163,22510,882

SINGLE-GAME RECORDS

1.	14,098, 1-22-00 vs. Kansas
2.	13,782, 12-7-99 vs. Indiana
3.	13,706, 2-11-89 vs. Kansas
4.	13,645, 1-14-89 vs. Iowa State
5.	13,610, 2-27-88 vs. Kansas
6.	13,558, 2-21-88 vs. Oklahoma State
7.	13,544, 1-23-88 vs. Iowa State
8.	13,471, 3-3-88 vs. Oklahoma
9.	13,470, 2-4-89 vs. Kansas State
10.	13,469, 2-9-00 vs. Iowa State

MU hearnes center winning streaks

no.	NOTES
34	Began 3/3/88 -- W, 93-90 (ot) over Okla.
	Ended 12/8/90 -- L, 95-82 to Arkansas
29	Began 2/2/80 -- W, 73-60 over Nebraska
	Ended 2/6/82 -- L, 67-51 to Nebraska
23	Began 3/2/74 -- W, 87-81 over Okla. St.
	Ended 2/4/76 -- L, 85-81 to Kansas St.
20	Began 1/10/87 -- W, 87-83 over Oklahoma
	Ended 2/27/88 -- L, 82-77 to Kansas
17	Began 3/6/93 -- W, 70-53 over Colorado
	Ended 12/3/94 -- L, 94-71 to Arkansas
14	Began 3/4/95 -- W, 83-81 (ot) over Okla.
	Ended 2/24/96 -- L, 78-74 to Iowa State
13	Began 12/10/97 -- W, 85-67 over Oral Roberts
	Ended 3/11/98 -- L, 93-86 to UAB
13	Began 2/21/76 -- W, 95-84 (ot) over Neb.
	Ended 2/19/77 -- L, 88-77 to Kansas State
13	Began 2/14/79 -- W, 81-69 over Colorado
	Ended 1/30/80 -- L, 66-64 to Kansas State

Mizzou at hearnes center

SeasonWonLostPct.Losses
1972-73111.917Colorado
1973-7485.615SMU, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas St.
1974-751201.000NONE
1975-76131.929Kansas State
1976-77131.929Kansas State
1977-7894.629Kansas, Marquette, Oklahoma, Iowa State
1978-79104.714Illinois, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Kansas
1979-80151.938Kansas State
1980-811401.000NONE
1981-82122.857Nebraska, Kansas State
1982-83171.944Marquette
1983-84105.667Washington, Kansas St., Nebraska, Kansas,

Oklahoma

1984-85124.750Iowa State, Oklahoma, Kansas State, St. Joseph's
1985-86143.824Kansas, Nebraska, Virginia
1986-87131.929Memphis State
1987-88141.933Kansas
1988-891601.000NONE
1989-901501.000NONE
1990-91142.875Arkansas, Kansas
1991-92132.867Kansas, Oklahoma
1992-93115.688Arkansas, Memphis State, Kansas, Nebraska,

Oklahoma

1993-941501.000NONE
1994-95113.786Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska
1995-96142.875Iowa State, Oklahoma State
1996-97115.688Arkansas, Iowa State, Colorado, Wake Forest,
1997-98142.875Coppin State, Alabama-Birmingham (NIT)
1998-99133.813SW Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma
1999-2000105.667Indiana, Winthrop, Iowa State,

Texas, Oklahoma State

TOTALS35463.849MU vs. NON-LEAGUE TEAMS: 191-20 (.905)
(27 seasons)MU vs. BIG 12 TEAMS: 163-41

HEARNES CENTER RECORDS

INDIVIDUAL, GAME (MU players) Most Points: 44, Doug Smith, 2-10-90 vs. Nebraska
Most FGs: 19, Doug Smith, 2-10-90 vs. Nebraska (of 26).
Most 3-Pt. FGs: 8, John Woods, 3-11-98 vs. Alabama-Birmingham (NIT).
Most Rebounds: 21, John Brown, 1-20-73 vs. Kansas.
Most Assists: 12, John McIntyre, 12-30-87 vs. Alabama State.

INDIVIDUAL, GAME (Opponents) Most Points: 37, Danny Manning, Kansas, 2-29-88.
Most FGs: 15, Jerry Fort, Nebraska, 2-16-74 (of 24); Danny Manning, Kansas, 2-27-88.
Most 3-Pt. FGs: 7, Carlos Sample, Southern, 12-21-88; Lindsey Hunter, Alcorn State, 12-21-91, Corey Carr, Texas Tech, 2-25-97.
Most FTs: 15, Chauncey Billups, Colorado (of 20).
Most Rebounds: 20, Tim Duncan, Wake Forest, 2-9-97.
Most Assists: 12, Bimbo Coles, Virginia Tech, 12-16-87; Eric Brown, Alaska-Fairbanks, 1-22-91.

TEAM, GAME (by Missouri) Most Points: 129, 12-30-87 vs. Alabama St.
Most FGs: 54, 12-30-87 vs. Alabama St.
Most 3-Pt. FGs: 15, 2-9-97 vs. Wake Forest; 11-27-99 vs. Morgan State.
Most FTs: 42, 12-8-76 vs. UTEP.
Most Rebounds: 68, 1-12-76 vs. MacMurray.
Most Personal Fouls: 32, 1-25-75 vs. Iowa State.

TEAM, GAME (Opponents) Most Points: 98, Oklahoma, 2-2-74; Nebraska, 2-7-96.
Most FGs: 42, Oklahoma, 2-2-74.
Most 3-Pt. FGs: 14, Maryland, 1-6-88.
Most FTs: 34, Mississippi St., 12-7-74.
Most Rebounds: 54, Kansas, 1-17-76; Colorado, 3-3-76.
Most Personal Fouls: 44, UTEP, 12-8-73.