Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sports History

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Sports History

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March 25

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

1947 - Holy Cross, led by George Kaftan, beats Oklahoma 58-47 to take 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 championship. In the third-place game, St. Joseph's beats Utah 127-120 in quadruple overtime.

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

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

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