Bobby Knight’s third and final title On March 30, 1987, the Indiana Sycamore’s freshman Kieth Smart scored two for the 74-73 victory over the Syracuse Orange Crush and gave head coach Bob Knight his third and final national title. The Sycamores were down two points with 28 seconds left to play and possession of the ball. Steve Alford scored…….. Advertisements
Click here for: Michael Jordan’s NCAA Championship Winning Shot On March 29, 1982, the North Carolina Tar Heels took a 63-62 victory over the Georgetown Hoyas after Michael Jordan scored on a jump shot with 15 seconds left in the NCAA championship game. The Tar Heels kept a scoring advantage but could not completely shake the Hoyas off their tail. With 57 seconds on […]
Click here for “Brigham Young’s 25-point tournament comeback” On March 13, 2012, Brigham Young University erased a 25-point deficit for the biggest NCAA Tournament comeback to beat Iona College, 78-72, and advance to playMarquette. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron witnessed the game from the front row at the arena in Dayton, Ohio. …….
Click here for Today in History: Bill Russell gets 49 rebounds On March 11, 1965, Bill Russell led the Boston Celtics to a 112-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons as he grabbed 49 rebounds. At the end of the first quarter, the Celtics were up 23-20 and at the half time buzzer they were winning 55-43. Russell paired his unusually high […]
Today in History: Michael Jordan Leaves Baseball On March 10, 1995, Michael Jordan gave up his dream of being a professional baseball player after a single season of missed opportunities in the minor leagues. Jordan played for the Birmingham Barons, a minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. How was he able to break into baseball without jumping through hoops […]
Today in Sports- Wayne Gretzky’s 1,000th career goal On March 7, 1998, “The Great One,” Wayne Gretzky scored his 1,000th career goal in a 6-3 New York Rangers loss to the New Jersey Devils. The first goal scored scored by the Devils was at the hands ofSteve Thomas six seconds into their first power play. Scott Niedermayer scored six seconds into the Devils second […]
Today in History: Mike Bossy’s 50th of 1985 On March 5, 1985, New York Islanders’ right winger,Mike Bossy became the first player in the National Hockey League to score at least 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons. The game resulted in the Islanders suffering a 5-4 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Islanders came back from a […]