Saturday, March 23, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 23

2009  Curt Schilling announces his retirement – 3 time World Series champion, 216 wins, 3.46 ERA, 3,116 strikeouts
2001  Toronto Raptors set NBA record with 23 blocked shots vs. Atlanta
1994  Isiah Thomas gets his 9,000th assist – 4th in NBA to do so
1992  6,000,000th NBA point is scored
1974  North Carolina State beats UCLA 80-77 in 2 OTs of NCAA semi-finals to end UCLA’s streak of 7 championships
1957  North Carolina beats Kansas 54-53 in 3 OTs to win NCAA title – Carolina finished the season 32-0, Wilt Chamberlain played for Kansas
1956  San Francisco beat Iowa 83-71, their 2nd consecutive NCAA title – Bill Russell had 26 points and 27 rebounds
1955  Moses Malone born – ABA/NBA combines 29,580 points, 17,834 rebounds, 1,889 blocked shots

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