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1954 – NC State beats Wake Forest 82-80 in overtime to win the first ACC men’s basketball tournament.

1964 – Boxer Cassius Clay officially changes his name to Muhammad Ali.

1972 – Jack Nicklaus passes Arnold Palmer to become golf’s all-time leading money winner.

1982 – The San Antonio Spurs beat the Milwaukee Bucks 171-166 in three overtimes in the NBA’s highest scoring game.

1983 – The 12 team United States Football League begins its first season.

1984 – Dale Hawerchuck of the Winnipeg Jets sets an NHL record by recording five assists in a single period.

1996 – Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood becomes just the third goalie in NHL history to score a goal, shooting the puck down the ice into an empty net in a win over Hartford.

2000 – Long time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche.

2016 – Crown Point’s Sasha Stefanovic hits a buzzer beating three in regulation to send the sectional championship game vs. Valpo into overtime. The Bulldogs would go on to win in double OT.

2019 – LeBron James scores career point #32,293, passing Michael Jordan for fourth most in NBA history.

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