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Posted on: Saturday, March 27, 2010

On this date: 1939 Oregon wins NCAA's first national basketball tournament


Associated Press

March 27

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.