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On This Day in Sports Odds History
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1955 (College Basketball): Bill Russell scores 23 points and grabs 25 rebounds as San Francisco upsets La Salle 77-63 in the NCAA Men's National Championship. The Dons were a 3-point underdog.
1966 (College Basketball): As an 8-point underdog, Texas Western defeats Kentucky 72-65 to win the NCAA Men's National Championship. Texas Western coach Don Haskins started 5 black players for the first time in NCAA Championship history. Texas Western sophomore guard Bobby Joe Hill led all scorers with 20 points in the victory.
1995 (NBA): Michael Jordan returns to the NBA after nearly two years away but the Chicago Bulls lose to the Indiana Pacers 103-96 in overtime . The Pacers covered as a 1½-point home favorite as Reggie Miller led the team with 28 points. Jordan was rusty in his return, scoring 19 points on 7-for-28 shooting from the floor.
1995 (College Basketball): With #1 seed UCLA down one point to #8 seed Missouri and 4.8 seconds left in the game, Bruins guard Tyus Edney takes it the length of the court and makes a driving layup at the buzzer to give the Bruins a 75-74 victory. UCLA failed to cover as a 12½-point favorite and the game stayed under the total of 157 ponits. Edney finished the game with 15 points and 7 assists while All-American Ed O'Bannon had 24 points and 7 assists. UCLA would go on to win their 11th National Championship, winning each of their remaining games by 6 points or more.