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Posted on: Saturday, April 3, 2010

On this date: 1988 Louisiana Tech wins the NCAA women's basketball championship


Associated Press

April 3

1930 The Montreal Canadiens win the NHL Stanley Cup with a two-game sweep of the Boston Bruins.

1933 Ken Doraty's overtime goal gives the Toronto Maple Leafs a 1-0 victory over the Boston Bruins in semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The goal comes at 1 hour, 44 minutes, 46 seconds of the overtime beyond the one-hour regulation game.

1977 Jean Ratelle of the Boston Bruins scores his 1,000th point with an assist in a 7-4 triumph over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1982 Buffalo's Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th point with an assist in a 5-4 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

1988 Louisiana Tech wins the NCAA women's basketball championship with a 56-54 come-from-behind victory over Auburn.

1988 Amy Alcott shoots a 1-under 71 to win the Dinah Shore by two shots over Colleen Walker.

1989 Michigan beats Seton Hall 80-79 in overtime to win the NCAA basketball championship. Rumeal Robinson hits two free throws with 3 seconds left for the Wolverines.

1993 For the first time in its 157-year history, the Grand National steeplechase is declared void because of a false start. Esha Ness crosses the line first, but most of the jockeys are unaware a false start is called and the majority of the 39-horse field continue the 4-mile race around the Aintree course even though nine stay behind at the start line.

1993 Jim Montgomery's three goals in the third period carry Maine to a 5-4 comeback win over Lake Superior State for the NCAA hockey title.

1994 Charlotte Smith's 3-pointer at the buzzer gives North Carolina a 60-59 victory over Louisiana Tech in the NCAA women's basketball championship game.

1994 The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 in major league baseball's first Sunday night opener, sending baseball into a new era with three divisions and a new playoff format.

1995 UCLA wins its first national basketball championship in 20 years and record 11th NCAA title, keeping Arkansas from repeating with an 89-78 victory.

2002 Utah sets an NBA record by clinching its 17th straight winning season after defeating the Los Angeles Clippers 99-87.

2004 St. Louis clinches its 25th consecutive NHL playoff berth, the longest in major league sports, with a 4-1 win over Nashville.

2006 Joakim Noah dominates UCLA with 16 points, nine rebounds and a record seven blocks to key a 73-57 blowout for Florida's first national title in men's basketball.

2007 After a nine-year title drought, Tennessee and coach Pat Summitt are NCAA champions. The Lady Vols capture an elusive seventh national title, beating Rutgers 59-46.

2008 Jamar Butler scores 19 points and hands out eight assists in his final college game, leading Ohio State to a 92-85 win over Massachusetts for the National Invitation Tournament title.

2008 Alex Ovechkin breaks Luc Robitaille's single-season NHL record for most goals by a left wing with his 64th and 65th scores to lead Washington to a 4-1 victory over Tampa Bay.