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Posted on: Monday, March 22, 2010

On this date: 1958 Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72 for NCAA basketball title


Associated Press

March 22

1958 Vern Hatton and Johnny Cox combine for 54 points to give Kentucky an 84-72 victory over Seattle in the NCAA basketball championship.

1967 Muhammad Ali knocks out Zora Folley in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden to retain his world heavyweight title.

1969 Lew Alcindor leads UCLA to the NCAA basketball title with a 97-72 win over Purdue, and is chosen as MVP for the third straight year.

1986 Trevor Berbick wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Pinklon Thomas in Las Vegas for the WBC heavyweight title.

1994 The NFL announces the addition of the 2-point conversion, the league's first scoring change in 75 seasons.

1997 Tara Lipinski's jumps, the cleanest and surest in women's figure skating, lift the 14-year-old into history as the youngest women's world champion ever.

2000 Pat Verbeek of the Detroit Red Wings scores twice in a 2-2 tie with Calgary to become the 28th player in NHL history with 500 career goals.

2004 Los Angeles' Luc Robitaille becomes the highest-scoring left wing in NHL history, picking up an assist in a 2-1 loss to Edmonton for his 1,370th career point.

2005 Amare Stoudemire has 40 points and 13 rebounds to help Phoenix beat Atlanta 105-94, making the Suns the ninth NBA team to win 50 games following a 50-loss season.

2007 Kobe Bryant becomes the fourth player in NBA history to score at least 50 points in three straight games. Bryant scores 60 points in the Los Angeles Lakers' 121-119 win over Memphis. Bryant joins Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan.

2007 Brian Joubert is the first Frenchman in 42 years to win the world title by taking the men's event at the World Figure Skating Championships in Tokyo.

2008 Detroit reaches 50 wins for the third straight season by defeating Columbus 4-1. No NHL franchise has done that since Montreal did it four years in a row from 1975-79.

2008 The first of two assists Colorado captain Joe Sakic has in a 7-5 loss to Edmonton are the 1,000th of his career. He is the 11th player in NHL history to reach the milestone.