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Posted on: Saturday, March 20, 2010

On this date: 1897 Yale tops Penn 32-10 in first men's intercollegiate basketball game


Associated Press

March 20

1897 Yale beats Penn 32-10 in New Haven, Conn., in the first men's intercollegiate basketball game.

1954 La Salle wins the NCAA basketball title by defeating Bradley 92-76 and sets a record for most points in the title game.

1965 Gail Goodrich's 42 points lead UCLA to a 91-80 victory over Michigan in the NCAA basketball championship.

1969 Less than two months after she becomes the first woman to ride in a pari-mutuel race in America, Diane Crump rides her first winner at Gulfstream Park.

1988 Mike Tyson knocks out Tony Tubbs in the second round to retain his world heavyweight title in Tokyo.

1994 Jockey Penny Chavez returns to the winner's circle after a 19-year hiatus from the saddle. The 42-year-old rider wins aboard Singer Slew, a 50-1 long shot, at Turfway Park, in Florence, Ky.

2003 Shaquille O'Neal becomes the 28th player in NBA history to score 20,000 points during the Los Angeles Lakers' game against Sacramento.

2005 Liz Johnson becomes the first woman to advance to the championship match of a Professional Bowlers Association tour event, but loses by 27 pins to Tommy Jones in the final of the PBA Banquet Open.

2005 LeBron James, 20, becomes the youngest player to score 50 points in an NBA game, scoring 56 in the Cavaliers' 105-98 loss to the Raptors.

2006 Japan beats Cuba 10-6 in the title game of the inaugural World Baseball Classic.

2009 Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria becomes the first ski jumper to win 13 World Cup events and reach more than 2,000 points in a season. Schlierenzauer, who claimed the overall World Cup title the previous week, jumps 203 meters to edge Adam Malysz of Poland by 1.1 points and win the season-ending meet and finish with 2,038 points.