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Posted on: Thursday, April 1, 2010

On this date: 1985 Villanova shocks Georgetown to win the NCAA basketball title


Associated Press

April 1

1920 The Ottawa Senators defeat the Seattle Metropolitans 6-1 to capture the NHL Stanley Cup 3-games-to-2.

1938 Joe Louis knocks out Harry Thomas in the fifth round in Chicago to retain his world heavyweight title.

1940 Governor Herbert Lehman of New York signs the Dunnigal bill, which legalizes pari-mutuel wagering and outlaws bookmakers at the state's racetracks.

1972 The first collective player's strike in Major League Baseball begins at 12:01 a.m. The strike lasts 12 days and cancels 86 games.

1984 Southern Cal beats Tennessee 72-61 for the NCAA women's basketball title.

1985 Villanova shocks Georgetown with a 66-64 victory to win the NCAA basketball title. The Wildcats, led by Dwayne McClain's 17 points, shot 79 percent from the field, making 22 of 28 shots, and added 22 of 27 free throws.

1989 Jim McAllister of Glassboro State hits four home runs and drives in nine runs in four at-bats in a 21-5 five-inning rout of Delaware State.

1990 Betsy King holds on for a two-stroke victory over Kathy Postlewait, taking the LPGA Dinah Shore tournament for the second time in four years.

1990 Wisconsin wins its fifth NCAA hockey championship since 1973, 7-3 over Colgate.

1991 Duke ends years of frustration with a 72-65 victory over Kansas for its first national title in five championship-game appearances and nine trips to the Final Four.

1992 A week before the Stanley Cup playoffs are set to begin, the NHL players strike for the first time in the league's 75-year history.

1996 Kentucky wins its first national title in 18 years with a 76-67 victory over Syracuse. Senior Tony Delk, voted the outstanding player, finishes with 24 points and ties the championship game record with seven 3-pointers.

2000 Michelle Kwan wins her third World Figure Skating title by pushing through all seven triple jumps. The triple toe-triple toe lifts Kwan above Russians Irina Slutskaya and last year's champion, Maria Butyrskaya.

2002 With Juan Dixon and Lonny Baxter leading the way, Maryland wins its first national championship with a 64-52 victory over Indiana.

2003 Ed Belfour becomes the seventh NHL goalie to win 400 regular-season games as Toronto beats New Jersey 3-2 in overtime.

2006 Milwaukee sets an NBA record with two turnovers in its 96-89 victory over Indiana.

2007 Morgan Pressel becomes the youngest major champion in LPGA Tour history with a game well beyond her 18 years, closing with a 3-under 69 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Pressel plays her final 25 holes over Mission Hills without a bogey as Suzann Pettersen blows a four-shot lead with four holes to play.

2009 Kevin Martin scores a career-high 50 points for Sacramento, but the Kings lose 143-141 in overtime to Golden State.

2009 Eastern Kentucky plays Kentucky State in a baseball game on April Fools' Day, and the result is no joke: EKU led 49-1 when the teams stop it after five innings. EKU began substituting during its 22-run first inning.