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Posted on: Thursday, March 25, 2010

On this date: 1934 Horton Smith wins the first Masters, beating Craig Wood by 1 shot


Associated Press

March 25

1934 Horton Smith wins the first Masters golf tournament by one stroke over Craig Wood.

1947 Holy Cross, led by George Kaftan, beats Oklahoma 58-47 in the NCAA basketball championship.

1958 Sugar Ray Robinson regains the middleweight title for a record fifth time with a 15-round decision over Carmen Basilio.

1961 Cincinnati ends Ohio State's 32-game winning streak with a 70-65 win in the NCAA basketball championship.

1967 UCLA, led by sophomore Lew Alcindor's 20 points, beats Dayton 79-64 for the NCAA basketball championship.

1972 Bill Walton scores 24 points to lead UCLA to an 81-76 victory over Florida State and the NCAA basketball title. The Bruins finish with a 30-0 record and increase their winning streak to 45 straight.

1972 Maryland beats Niagara 100-69 in the NIT championship, becoming the first team to score 100 points in the finals of the tournament.

1990 Pat Bradley becomes the first LPGA player to reach $3 million in career earnings with a one-stroke victory in the $500,000 Turquoise Classic. Bradley, with career earnings of $3,059,768, makes a 2-foot par putt on the final hole to beat Ayako Okamoto.

1995 Mike Tyson is released from a Plainfield, Ind., prison after serving three years for rape.

1995 Scotty Bowman gets his 900th regular-season coaching victory as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Canucks 2-1 in Vancouver.

1999 Geno Carlisle, just 3-of-17 from the field, comes through with a three-point play with 4.7 seconds left to give California a 61-60 win over Clemson and the NIT championship.

2004 Auburn's Fred Bousquet breaks the world record in the 50-meter freestyle at the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships. Teammate George Bovell of Trinidad & Tobago also shatters the world record for the 200 individual medley in 1:53.93.

2006 Following the tradition of teenage American women pulling off big upsets, 16-year-old Kimmie Meissner uses the performance of her life to soar to the World Figure Skating Championships title. U.S. champion Sasha Cohen falls apart again in the free skate, winding up third overall behind Japan's Fumie Suguri.

2007 Cullen Jones becomes the rare black swimmer to claim a world championship, teaming with Michael Phelps, Neil Walker and Jason Lezak on a U.S. squad that wins the 400-meter freestyle relay at the world championships in Melbourne, Australia.

2008 Tennessee gives coach Pat Summitt her 100th NCAA tournament win, 78-52 over host Purdue. The victory sends the Lady Vols to the NCAA regional semifinals.