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Posted on: Sunday, March 21, 2010

On this date: 1893 Frosh win 5-4 in first collegiate women's basketball game


Associated Press

March 21

1893 The first women's collegiate basketball game is played at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. In this game, each basket is worth 1 point and the freshman class beats the sophomore class 5-4. The game takes place behind locked doors and men are prohibited from watching.

1941 Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in the 13th round at Olympia Stadium in Detroit to retain the world heavyweight title.

1953 Rookie Bob Cousy sets an NBA record with 50 points and leads the Boston Celtics to a 111-105 victory over the Syracuse Nationals in a quadruple overtime playoff game. Cousy scores 30 of his points from the foul line.

1959 California edges West Virginia 71-70 for the NCAA basketball championship. Jerry West scores 28 points for West Virginia.

1964 UCLA caps a 30-0 season with a 98-83 victory over Duke in the NCAA basketball championship.

1970 Curtis Rowe scores 19 points and Sidney Wicks adds 17 points and grabs 18 rebounds to lead UCLA to an 80-69 victory over Jacksonville for its fourth consecutive NCAA basketball championship. Jacksonville ends the season with a scoring average of 100.4 points per game, the first team to average more than 100 points per game in a college basketball season.

1973 Frank Mahovlich scores his 500th goal as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2.

1984 Glenn Anderson of Edmonton scores his 50th goal of the season and helps the Oilers beat the Hartford Whalers 5-3. The Oilers become the first NHL team to have three 50-goal scorers in one season.

1990 Brett Hull of St. Louis becomes the sixth player in NHL history to score 70 goals in a season with a goal in the Blues' 8-6 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

1993 Patty Sheehan wins her 30th tournament to become the 13th member of the LPGA Hall of Fame, shooting a 3-under 70 for a five-stroke victory over Kris Tschetter and Dawn Coe-Jones in the Standard Register Ping.

1996 Todd Eldredge becomes the first American in eight years to win the gold medal at the World Figure Skating Championships.

2002 Missouri becomes the first 12th-seeded team to reach the round of eight by beating UCLA 82-73 in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

2008 Alex Ovechkin becomes the NHL's first 60-goal scorer in 12 years by netting two in the Washington's 5-3 victory over at Atlanta.

2008 For the first time, four NCAA men's basketball tournament first-round games at the same site on the same day are classified as upsets. Two No. 12 seeds Western Kentucky and Villanova, and No. 13s San Diego and Siena win first-round games in Tampa, Fla.