What Happened on November 3, 2001

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Arkansas beats Mississippi, 58-56 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford in 7 overtime periods; the longest game in NCAA football history
  • San Antonio Spurs guard Steve Smith plays first game against Portland after being traded from the Trail Blazers; ties NBA record for most 3-point field goals in a game without a miss; goes 8-for-8, scores 36 points in 106-90 win

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Gombrich, Austrian art historian (b. 1909)
  • Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, dies at 56