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Forgotten Jayhawks: Dave Robisch

An All-American and two-time Big Eight player of the year, 6-foot-10 center Dave Robisch left his mark on Kansas basketball. Robisch played from 1968-1971 under head coach Ted Owens. His number 40 jersey hangs in the rafters in Allen Fieldhouse, and for good reason.

Robisch was a key-factor on Kansas’ 1971 Final Four team, averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds per game on the season; however, his best season came the previous year where he averaged a monster 26.5 points and 12.1 rebounds per game.

During the 71’ Final Four game against the John Wooden led UCLA Bruins, Robisch hit a shot that put the Jayhawks ahead late in the game.