Tuesday, April 2, 2013

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY MARCH 28

2006  Milwaukee Bucks make 11 three point field goals in the 3rd quarter – NBA record
1996  Kirby Puckett taken to the hospital for a vision problem – will not play again – 10 time All-Star, career .318 hitter
1992  With 2 seconds left Grant Hill makes a ¾ court length pass to Christian Laettner who makes the shot to win the game
1990  Michael Jordan scores 69 – 4th time he scored 60 or more
1987  Dick Motta of Dallas wins his 800th career coaching game
1987  Mark Wade of UNLV sets NCAA tournament record with 18 assists in a game
1982  1st NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship – Louisiana Tech beats Cheney 76-62
1982  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays in his 1,000th NBA game
1978  Oakland A’s release 15 year veteran Dick Allen – will not play again - .292 average, 351 HRs, 1,119 RBI, MVP 1972
1975  UCLA beats Louisville 75-74 in 2 OTs in semi-final NCAA tournament game – John Wooden announces he will retire after the championship game
1973  Wilt Chamberlain retires – never fouled out in 1,045 NBA games – 31,419 points, 23,924 rebounds, 4,643 assists, 54% field goal shooter, 4 time MVP, 47,859 minutes played, #1 all time minutes played per game (45.8)
1950  12th NCAA Championship – City College of New York beat Bradley 71-68 – City College is the first and only team to win both the NCAA title and NIT title in the same year
1944  Rick Barry born – combined ABA/NBA – 25,279 points, 6,863 rebounds, 4,952 assists, career 89.3% free throw shooter
1942  Jerry Sloan born – NBA player and coach

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