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Mar 11, 10:05 AM EDT

AP Sportlight

1937 (AP) -- The first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) men's basketball tournament is won by Central Missouri State. Central Missouri wins the eight-team, single-elimination tournament by defeating Morningside College (Iowa) 35-24.

1961 - Mickey Wright wins the LPGA championship by nine strokes over Louise Suggs, her third in the last four years.

1966 - Chicago's Bobby Hull scores his 51st goal to become the first NHL player to score more than 50 goals in a season.

1966 - In the last race of his 40-year career, John Longden wins the San Juan Capistrano Handicap at Santa Anita, aboard George Royal. He retires with a then-record number of victories, 6,032.

1970 - Austin Carr scores 52 points in Notre Dame's 109-99 loss to Kentucky in the regional semifinals of the NCAA men's tournament. Dan Issel of Kentucky scores 44 points.

1984 - Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean of Britain become the first ice dancing team to record nine perfect marks of 6.0 during the world championships.

1985 - Larry Bird scores 60 points, including Boston's last 16, to set a Celtics record and lead them to a 126-115 victory over Atlanta.

1994 - The Arkansas men's track and field team wins its 11th straight NCAA Indoor Championship with a meet-record 94 points. The 54-point victory margin is the biggest in the meet's 30-year history.

2002 - Siena (17-18) with an 81-77 victory over Alcorn State in the play-in game, becomes first team in 47 years to win an NCAA men's basketball tournament game with a losing record.

2005 - Bode Miller becomes the first American in 22 years to win skiing's overall World Cup title. He finishes ahead of his only remaining challenger, Benjamin Raich of Austria, in the season's final giant slalom to capture the crown. The last non-Europeans to win the overall championship were Americans Phil Mahre and Tamara McKinney in 1983.

2009 - Syracuse outlasts Connecticut in the second-longest Division I game ever played, capping a Big East tournament quarterfinal doubleheader in which the second- and third-ranked teams in the country both lose. Andy Rautins hits a 3-pointer 10 seconds into the sixth overtime, to give the Orange their first lead since regulation and they go on to a 127-117 victory over the third-ranked Huskies. The game finishes one overtime short of the record set in Cincinnati's 75-73 victory over Bradley on Dec. 21, 1981. Much earlier in the evening, West Virginia beats No. 2 Pittsburgh 74-60.

2010 - Lindsey Vonn caps a historic season with her third straight overall World Cup title. Vonn wins the final super-G race of the season for her 33rd World Cup win, eclipsing Bode Miller as the most decorated American skier. Vonn becomes the first woman to win three straight overall titles since Petra Kronberger of Austria in 1990-92.

2011 - The No. 21 Connecticut Huskies win their seventh Big East championship by winning five games in as many days. Kemba Walker shatters the tournament scoring record, getting 19 points in the ninth-seeded Huskies' 69-66 victory over No. 14 Louisville.

2017 - Joakim Jensen finally ends what is believed to be the longest game in hockey history, scoring in the eighth overtime in the Norwegian League playoffs. More than 8 1/2 hours after the game started - and after 217 minutes, 14 seconds of play - Jensen breaks through to give the Storhamar Dragons a 2-1 victory over the Sparta Warriors. Storhamar leads the best-of-seven quarterfinal series 3-2.

2017 - Mitch Seavey wins his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, becoming the fastest and oldest champion at age 57 and helping cement his family's position as mushing royalty. Seavey also sets a time record of 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes and 13 seconds. That shaves several hours off the record his son set last year: 8 days, 11 hours, 20 minutes and 16 seconds. He previously won the race in 2013 and 2004.

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