It’s an interesting question: If Koch Arena ranks as one of the ten best college basketball arenas in the country (No. 7, according to EPSN), then what are the best seats in the arena itself? Turns out a lot of people think they’ve got the answer.
Shocker legend Cleo Littleton, who set the still-standing career points record in WSU history from 1951-1955, likes his seats for personal reasons. Littleton’s season tickets are located above the hall entrance in the southwest corner of the arena.
“I like these seats because I have bad knees and my wife has bad knees and as you can see, we’ve got space here. These are really pretty nice seats,” said Littleton, as he stretched out his legs.
Littleton’s bad knees also limit him from standing. Because of the location of his seats, he can still see the court without rising to his feet. He appreciates that the four fans in front of him, who happen to be SPLURGE!’s season ticket holders, respect his needs. As a former player, Littleton watches the game differently than the average fan by paying more attention to detail.
“I look for the things the referees should call and the things the players should be doing that they’re not doing,” Littleton said. “I see a lot of it.”
Former Wichita State University basketball player
Best seat in the house: Above the hall entrance in the southwest corner
Best part about that seat: Being able to stretch his legs out
David Gonzales and Brianna Allen
Wichita State University seniors
Best seat in the house: Front row student section
Best part about that seat: Taunting the other team & coaches