Today in sports history: March 25

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1934 — Horton Smith wins the first Masters by one stroke over Craig Wood.

1947 — Holy Cross, led by George Kaftan, beats Oklahoma 58-47 to take the NCAA basketball championship.

1958 — Sugar Ray Robinson regains the middleweight title for a record fifth time with a 15-round decision over Carmen Basilio.

1961 — Cincinnati ends Ohio State’s 32-game winning streak with a 70-65 win in the NCAA championship. In the third-place game, St. Joseph’s beats Utah 127-120 in quadruple overtime.

1967 — UCLA, led by sophomore Lew Alcindor’s 20 points, tops Dayton 79-64 for the NCAA championship.

1972 — Bill Walton scores 24 points to lead UCLA to an 81-76 victory over Florida State and the NCAA title. The Bruins finish with a 30-0 record and increase their winning streak to 45 straight.

1972 — Maryland beats Niagara 100-69 in the NIT championship, becoming the first team to score 100 points in the finals of the tournament.

1995 — Mike Tyson is released from a Plainfield, Ind., prison after serving three years for rape.

1999 — Geno Carlisle, just 3-of-17 from the field, came through with a three-point play with 4.7 seconds left, to give California a 61-60 win over Clemson and the NIT championship.

2006 — Following the tradition of teenage American women pulling off big upsets, 16-year-old Kimmie Meissner uses the performance of her life to soar to the World Figure Skating Championships title. U.S. champion Sasha Cohen falls apart again in the free skate, winding up third overall behind Japan’s Fumie Suguri.

2007 — Cullen Jones becomes the rare black swimmer to claim a world championship, teaming with Michael Phelps, Neil Walker and Jason Lezak on a U.S. squad that wins the 400-meter freestyle relay at the world championships in Melbourne, Australia.

2008 — Tennessee gives coach Pat Summitt her 100th NCAA Tournament win, a 78-52 rout of host Purdue. The win sends the Lady Vols to the NCAA regional semifinals.

2011 — The Southwest Regional is the first in NCAA men’s basketball history with three double-digit seeded teams in the semifinals. Virginia Commonwealth, an 11th seed beats 10th seed Florida State 72-71 in overtime and the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks beat No. 12 seed Richmond 77-57 in the region’s other semifinal.

2012 — In the NBA’s first quadruple-overtime game since 1997, Joe Johnson scores 37 points and Josh Smith adds 22 as the Atlanta Hawks beat Utah 139-133. The four overtimes tie for the third-longest game in NBA history.

2013 — The Miami Heat extend their winning streak to 27 games with a 108-94 win over Orlando.

2015 — Road teams win 12 of the 13 games played in the NBA, breaking the league record for most wins by visiting teams in a single day. The previous mark was 10 on April 18, 2007. San Antonio is the only team to win its home game.

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