On this date: 1939 — Oregon wins NCAA's first national basketball tournament
1939 — Oregon beats Ohio State 46-33 in the NCAA's first national basketball tournament.
1942 — Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in the sixth round at Madison Square Garden to retain his world heavyweight title.
1945 — Oklahoma A&M beats New York University 49-45 for the NCAA basketball championship.
1951 — Bill Spivey scores 22 points to lead Kentucky to a 68-58 win over Kansas State for the NCAA basketball title.
1971 — UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 for its fifth NCAA basketball title.
1978 — Jack Givens scores 41 points to lead Kentucky to a 94-88 victory over Duke for the NCAA basketball title.
1983 — Larry Holmes wins a unanimous 12-round decision over Lucien Rodriguez to retain his world heavyweight title in his hometown of Scranton, Pa.
1991 — Kenny Ammann scores 22 points, including five 3-pointers, to help Stanford capture its first NIT title with a 78-72 victory over Oklahoma.
1994 — Donna Andrews sinks a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Dinah Shore by one stroke, her second straight victory and first LPGA major.
1998 — Michael Jordan scores 34 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to an 89-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks before 62,046 at the Georgia Dome — the largest crowd in NBA history.
2003 — Russia's Evgeni Plushenko wins his second World Figure Skating Championships title, edging American Tim Goebel.
2005 — In the NCAA men's basketball regional finals, Michigan State makes the most of its second overtime against Kentucky, pulling away 94-88. This is the first time in tournament history that three regional finals go to overtime. North Carolina beats Wisconsin 88-82 in regulation.
2005 — Annika Sorenstam shoots a final-round 68 to finish at 15-under to win the Nabisco Championship by eight shots over Rosie Jones. It's Sorenstam's fifth win in a row over two seasons, tying a record set by Nancy Lopez in 1978. It's also the 59th of the Swedish star's LPGA Tour career — and her eighth major championship win.
2007 — Dallas beats New Orleans 105-89 for its 21st straight victory over the Hornets. The Hornets' losing streak is the longest for one team against an opponent in the NBA, NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball. The Mavericks last loss in the series was Nov. 17, 1999, in Charlotte.