Albany Times Union



1893: The first women’s collegiate basketball game is played at Smith College in Northampto­n, Mass. In this game, each basket is worth one point and the freshman class defeats the sophomore class 5-4. The game takes place behind locked doors and men are prohibited from watching. 1941: Joe Louis knocks out Abe Simon in the 13th round at Olympia Stadium in Detroit to retain the world heavyweigh­t title.

1953: Rookie Bob Cousy sets an NBA record with 50 points and leads the Boston Celtics to a 111-105 victory over the Syracuse Nationals in a quadruple overtime playoff game. Cousy scores 30 of his points from the foul line.

1959: California edges West Virginia 71-70 for the NCAA basketball championsh­ip. Jerry West scores 28 points for West Virginia.

1959: Oscar Robertson scores the first triple-double in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four history, tallying 39 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists in Cincinnati’s 98-85 win over Louisville in the third-place game.

1964: UCLA caps a 30-0 season with a 98-83 victory over Duke in the NCAA basketball championsh­ip. UCLA is the third team to go undefeated and win the title.

1973: Frank Mahovlich scores his 500th goal as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2.

1984: Glenn Anderson of Edmonton scores his 50th goal of the season and helps the Oilers beat the Hartford Whalers 5-3. The Oilers become the first NHL team to have three 50-goal scorers in one season.

1985: Washington’s Bobby Carpenter becomes the first U.s.-born player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season during a 3-2 loss to Montreal at The Forum.

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