College Basketball in History

Events in Sport

  • 1894-01-27 1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
  • 1897-03-19 Yale defeated Penn, 30-10 in 1st major college basketball game

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1970-02-02 Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
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Pete Maravich
  • 1970-03-04 Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
  • 1985-01-02 Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1901-09-02 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • 1932-09-04 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), born in Hammondsville, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1940-10-25 Bobby Knight, college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1957-05-28 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach
  • 1977-05-09 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • 1985-05-07 Drew Neitzel, American college basketball player
  • 1988-11-18 Jeffrey Jordan, American college basketball player; son of Michael Jordan

Deaths in Sport

  • 2006-04-06 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • 2008-09-07 Don Haskins, American College Basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • 2015-06-03 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), dies at 82