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Posted on: Tuesday, March 2, 2010

On this date: 1962 Wilt Chamberlain scores an NBA-record 100 points


Associated Press

March 2

1940 Seabiscuit, ridden by Red Pollard, wins the Santa Anita Handicap in his final race. Beaten by a nose in both the 1937 and 1938 Santa Anita Handicaps, Seabiscuit beats Kayak II by one-half length to retire as the leading money-winning horse in the world.

1962 Wilt Chamberlain scores an NBA-record 100 points to lead the Philadelphia Warriors to a 169-147 triumph over the New York Knicks. Chamberlain scores 59 second-half points and 28 points from the free-throw line for records. Both teams combine for 316 points to surpass the record of 312 set by Boston-Minneapolis on Feb. 27, 1959.

1966 Kelso, Horse of the Year 1960-64, runs his last race, finishing fourth at Hialeah (Fla.) Park. Kelso leaves the track as racing's all-time leading money winner with lifetime earnings of $1,977,896. These earnings hold for a record 13 years.

1966 Chicago's Bobby Hull becomes the first NHL player to have two 50-goal seasons during the Black Hawks' 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

1969 Boston's Phil Esposito becomes the first NHL player to score 100 points in a season, scoring a goal in the Bruins' 4-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

1991 Del Ballard Jr. throws the most famous gutter ball in PBA Tour history in the finals of the Fair Lanes Open. Ballard, needing seven pins on his last roll to beat Pete Weber, gets none as his ball falls into the gutter. Weber wins 213-207, claiming the $30,000 first prize, while Ballard takes $15,500.

1997 Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic wins the quickest final in ATP Tour history, beating Spain's Sergi Bruguera 6-2, 6-2 in 47 minutes in the Italian Indoors.

2003 Alinghi takes the America's Cup with a five-race sweep over Team New Zealand, winning the race by 45 seconds. The Swiss team becomes the first European yacht to win the America's Cup in 152 years.

2005 Jim Calhoun becomes the 18th Division I coach all-time and seventh active to reach 700 wins when Connecticut beats Georgetown 83-64.

2005 Bob Knight becomes the third Division I men's basketball coach to win 850 games as Texas Tech beat Baylor 72-66.

2007 Center Dikembe Mutombo is the first 40-year-old in NBA history to get over 20 rebounds in a game, finishing with 22 boards in Houston's 108-97 victory over Denver.

2008 Kobe Bryant scores 30 of his 52 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 108-104 victory over Dallas.