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THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: March 26

1949 – Kentucky wins their second straight NCAA men’s basketball title, beating Oklahoma State 46-36.

1952 – The NCAA men’s basketball tournament debuts the “Final Four” format.

1972 – The Lakers win their 69th game of the season, setting an NBA record that would stand for 24 years.

1973 – UCLA wins their seventh straight NCAA men’s hoops title, beating Memphis 87-66. Bill Walton leads the Bruins by scoring 44 points.

1974 – George Foreman knocks out Ken Norton in the second round to retain the world heavyweight title.

1979 – Michigan State, led by Magic Johnson, beats Larry Bird’s Indiana State Sycamores 75-64 in the national championship game. It set the record for most viewers for a college basketball game.

1994 – John Stockon becomes the second player in NBA history to record 2,000 career steals.

2006 – George Mason upsets top-ranked UCONN to become the first 11 seed to advance to the Final Four since 1986.

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