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Sportlight March 22

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March 22

1958 — Vern Hatton and Johnny Cox combine for 54 points to give Kentucky an 84-72 victory over Seattle in the NCAA basketball championship.

1967 — Muhammad Ali knocks out Zora Folley in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain his world heavyweight title.

1969 — Lew Alcindor leads UCLA to the NCAA basketball title with a 97-72 win over Purdue. Alcindor is MVP for the third straight year.

1986 — Trevor Berbick wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Pinklon Thomas in Las Vegas for the WBC heavyweight title.

1994 — The NFL adds the 2-point conversion, the league's first scoring change in 75 seasons.

1997 — Tara Lipinski's jumps lift the 14-year-old into history as the youngest women's world champion ever.

2000 — Pat Verbeek of the Detroit Red Wings scores twice in a 2-2 tie with Calgary to become the 28th player in NHL history with 500 career goals.