Celebrating the 50th anniversary
of the Big O's record 56 points
in Madison Square Garden
The University of Cincinnati and Madison Square Garden commemorated one of the greatest single-game performances of all time during halftime of UC's first-round Big East Tournament game March 12, 2008.
It was Jan. 9, 1958, when UC's Oscar Robertson, Bus '60, HonDoc '07, dropped 56 points on Seton Hall, both a college and pro record for the old Garden at Eighth Avenue and 48th Street in New York. Robertson outscored the entire Seton Hall team (final UC 116, Seton Hall 54), a performance that placed both the Big O and the Bearcats on the map nationally.
"When the Big O first played the Garden" New York Times (2008)
"The Big O named No. 2 greatest player by ESPN" GoBearcats.com
Oscar Robertson's Web site thebigo.com
The Big O: My Life, My Times, My Game on Amazon.com