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Posted on April 1, 2013 at 6:36 AM

April 2

1939 — Ralph Guldahl beats Sam Snead by one stroke to capture the Masters golf tournament.

1983 — New York Islander Mike Bossy becomes the first player to score 60 or more goals in three consecutive seasons.

1984 — Georgetown, led by junior center Patrick Ewing and freshman forward Reggie Williams, beats Houston 84-75 to win the NCAA championship in Seattle. Houston becomes the second team to lose in two consecutive finals.

1986 — The 3-point field goal, at 19 feet, 9 inches, is adopted by the NCAA.

1990 — UNLV pounds Duke 103-73 to win its first NCAA championship and extend the Blue Devils' streak to eight Final Four appearances without a title. The Runnin' Rebels become the first team to score more than 100 points in a championship game and the 30-point margin is the largest ever.

1993 — Cleveland's Mark Price falls one free throw short of tying an NBA record in a 114-113 loss to Charlotte. Price makes his first six foul shots of the game to give him 77 in a row, but misses the second of a two-shot foul in the fourth quarter, leaving intact Calvin Murphy's 12-year old record.

1995 — Connecticut caps an unbeaten season by defeating Tennessee 70-64 for the NCAA women's championship. The Huskies, 35-0, become the winningest basketball team for one season in Division I.

2000 — Connecticut wins its second women's national championship with a 71-52 victory over Tennessee. The top-ranked Huskies beat No. 2 Tennessee for the second time in three meetings this season.

2005 — Roger Powell Jr. and Luther Head score 20 points apiece leading Illinois to a 72-57 win over Louisville in semifinals of the Final Four. With the win, the Illini (37-1) ties the single-season NCAA record for victories. Rick Pitino of Louisville makes history by taking his third different program to the Final Four.

2007 — The Florida Gators keep their stranglehold on the college basketball world with an 84-75 victory over Ohio State for their second straight national championship. The Gators are the first team to repeat since Duke in 1991-92.

2009 — Jamelle Cornley scores 18 points and Penn State uses a big second half to beat Baylor 69-63 to win the NIT title, just the second postseason tournament championship in school history.

2010 — The Chicago Blackhawks post a 2-1 penalty free shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils. It's the first NHL game without a penalty since March 28, 2001, when Boston faced Toronto.

2011 — The Detroit Red Wings clinch their 20th straight playoff berth with a 4-3 victory over Nashville. The Red Wings extend the longest active playoff streak among North America's four major professional sports and extend their NHL record with 11 straight seasons with 100 points.

2011 — Shelvin Mack scores 24 points, including 10 straight in a key second-half run, and Butler beats Virginia Commonwealth 70-62 for their second straight trip to the men's NCAA title game. Kemba Walker scores 18 points to lift Connecticut to its 10th straight victory, a 56-55 win over cold-shooting Kentucky in the second semifinal.

2012 — Doron Lamb scores 22 points as Kentucky wins its eighth men's national championship, holding off Kansas for a 67-59 victory.

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