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On this Day in Sports History March 31

On this Day in Sports History March 31

NBA

On this day in 1996, the San Antonio Spurs beat the Phoenix Suns 97-83, to become the 11th team in NBA history to go unbeaten over a month going 16-0 in March. The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers was the only other team to achieve that many wins in a month.

MLB

On this day in 1972, the Major League Baseball Players Association voted to go on strike on April 1.  The strike would last until April 13.

On this day in 1998, the Milwaukee Brewers played their first game as a member of the National League in 33 years.  They lost to the Atlanta Braves 2-1.

On this day in 1998, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays made their major league debuts.  Arizona played the Colorado Rockies losing 9-2 and the Rays lost to the Detroit Tigers 11-6.

On this day in 2003, the Cincinnati Reds opened their new home, Great American Ball Park.  The Reds lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1.

College Basketball

On this day in 1975, the UCLA Bruins beat the Kentucky Wildcats 92-85.  The title was the Bruins 10th under John Wooden.

On this day in 1997, the Arizona Wildcats beat the #1 Kentucky Wildcats 84-79 to win their only NCAA title.

On this day in 2012, the Kansas Jayhawks beat the Ohio State Buckeyes 64-62 to advance to their second NCAA title game in five years.

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