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On this Day in Sports History March 24

On this Day in Sports History March 24

NBA

On this day in 1973, Nate “Tiny” Archibald became the only NBA player to lead the league in scoring with 34.0 points per game and assists with 11.4 per game.

On this day in 2001, Utah Jazz power forward Karl Malone passed Moses Malone as the NBA’s all-time leader in free throws made with 8,532.

MLB

On this day in 1933, New York Yankee outfielder Babe Ruth takes a pay cut of $23,000.

On this day in 2008, the Minnesota Twins agreed to a deal wit their all-star closer Joe Nathan, signing him to a $47 million, four year contract.

College Basketball

On this day in 2013, Florida Gulf Coast beat San Diego State 81-71, becoming the first 15-seed to advance to the Sweet 16 in the history of the NCAA tournament.

On this day in 1980, Louisville defeated UCLA 59-54 winning the NCAA Men’s basketball title, giving the Cardinals their first title in school history.

Boxing

On this day in 1975, Muhammad Ali retained his world heavyweight title by knocking out Chuck Wepner in the 15th round.

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