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Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

On this date: 1990 NCAA scoring, rebounding leader Hank Gathers collapses, dies


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March 4

1960 Phil Latrielle of Middlebury scores an NCAA-record 10 goals in a 13-2 victory over Colgate. Latrielle, a three time All-American, would score a record 250 goals in the 85 games of his collegiate career.

1962 Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors registers his fifth straight 50-point game with 58 against the New York Knicks and sets a season scoring record with 3,921 points.

1968 Joe Frazier wins the vacant New York world heavyweight title with an 11th-round TKO of Buster Mathis at Madison Square Garden.

1981 Guy LaFleur of the Montreal Canadiens scores his 1,000th point with a goal in a 9-3 rout over the Winnipeg Jets.

1990 Hank Gathers, one of two Division I players to lead the nation in scoring and rebounding in the same season, dies after collapsing during Loyola Marymount's West Coast Conference tournament game against Portland. He was 23.

2001 Speedskater Anni Friesinger of Germany sets a world record in the women's 1,500 meters at Calgary's Olympic oval. Friesinger posts a time of 1:54.38, well under the previous mark of 1:55.50 set on the same ice in 1999 by Annamarie Thomas of the Netherlands.

2004 Mianne Bagger makes sports history at the Women's Australian Open as the first transsexual to play in a pro golf tournament.

2006 Rafael Nadal ends top-ranked Roger Federer's 56-match hardcourt winning streak with a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the final of the Dubai Open.