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March 30
1940 Indiana beat Kansas, 60-42, for the NCAA Men's basketball championship.
1943 Kenny Sailors fired in 16 points to lead Wyoming past Georgetown, 56-43 for the NCAA Men's basketball championship.
1952 New York Governor Thomas Dewey signed a statute transferring licensing authority from The Jockey Club to the New York Racing Commission.
1981 Sophomore Isiah Thomas pumped in 23 points to lead Indiana over North Carolina, 63-50, to win the NCAA Men's basketball championship.
1985 Laffit Pincay Jr. became the second jockey in history to surpass John Longden's record of 6,032 victories, riding Sovereignty to victory in the sixth race at Santa Anita Park.
1986 Texas captured the women's NCAA championship title with a 97-81 win over Southern Cal.
1987 Bobby Knight won his third NCAA title in dramatic fashion, a 74-73 victory over Syracuse.
1997 Golfer John Daly checked himself into the Betty Ford Clinic after going on a serious drinking binge three days earlier.
1998 The Kentucky Wildcats became the first team to overcome an eight-point halftime deficit in the college basketball final game, en route to a 78-69 victory over Utah.
2002 Indiana's Jeff Newton scored a career-high 19 en route to a 73-64 win over the Oklahoma Sooners in the national semifinals of the NCAA Men's Tournament.
2002 Juan Dixon tied a career-high with 33 points as Maryland held off Kansas 97-88 in the national semifinals of the NCAA Men's Tournament.
2003 Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, as Syracuse advanced to the Final Four with a 63-47 victory over Oklahoma in the East Regional final of the NCAA Men's Tournament.
2003 T.J. Ford scored 19 points and handed out 10 assists, as Texas advanced to the Final Four with an 85-76 victory over Michigan State in the South Regional final of the NCAA Men's Tournament.
2004 NFL owners voted in favor of keeping instant replay as a tool for helping officials for the next five seasons. However, one change was made. If a team's first two challenges were successful, it would receive a third.
2004 The MLB season opened in Japan, as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays routed the New York Yankees, 8-3.
2005 The Denver Broncos traded RB Reuben Droughns to the Cleveland Browns for DL Ebenezer Ekuban and DL Michael Myers.
2006 Tarence Kinsey led South Carolina with 21 points and six rebounds as the Gamecocks defeated the Michigan Wolverines, 76-64, at Madison Square Garden for the NIT Tournament championship.
2008 Derrick Rose scored 21 points, had nine assists, and grabbed six rebounds as Memphis ripped Texas, 85-67, to win the South Region and cruise into the Final Four for the third time in school history.
2008 Sasha Kaun scored 13 points, and Jason Richards' desperation three-pointer at the buzzer banged off the backboard as top-seeded Kansas survived over 10th-seeded Davidson, 59-57, to win the Midwest Region and advance to the Final Four.
2008 The Washington Nationals played their first game at Nationals Park. They defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2.
2009 The Miami Heat retired the No.33 jersey of center Alonzo Mourning.
2010 St. John's named Steve Lavin its new basketball coach.
2010 Caleb Patterson scored 16 points off the bench to lead the Missouri State Bears to a 78-65 victory over the Pacific Tigers in the title game of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.
2010 The Houston Texans re-signed LB DeMeco Ryans to a six-year contract.
2011 Kevin Foster led five players in double figures with 16 points, and Santa Clara won the College Insider.com Tournament title with a 76-69 victory over Iona.
2012 Tray Woodall scored 17 points with seven assists and Pittsburgh defeated Washington State, 71-65, to win the College Basketball Invitational tournament. Pittsburgh won the best of three series two games to one.
2013 Syracuse advanced to the Final Four for the first time since 2003, with a 55-39 victory over Marquette in the East Regional final.
2013 Wichita State advanced to the Final Four for the first time since 1965 when they defeated Ohio State 70-66, in the West Regional final.
2013 UCLA named Steve Alford its basketball coach.
2014 UCONN and Kentucky advanced to the Final 4 with victories over Michigan State and Michigan, respectively.
Birthdays Jerry Lucas (1940) - Hall of Fame NBA player; Brenden Stai (1972) - NFL player; Toby Gowin (1975) - NFL player; Nathan Paetsch (1983) - NHL player.
As of March 29, 2015, at 06:00 PM ET