- 1898 - Hall of Fame Coach Dutch Lonborg, whose 1931 Northwestern Wildcats team was declared national champions by the Helms Foundation, is born in Gardner, Illinois.
- 1930 - Hall of Fame Coach Don Haskins, whose Texas Western team won the 1966 NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Championship, is born in Enid, Oklahoma.
- 1938 - The Temple Owls crush the Colorado Buffaloes, 60-36, to win the championship at the first National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
- 1948 - Vivian Stringer, third winningest coach in women's basketball history, is born in Edenborn, Pennsylvania.
- 1956 - Hal Greer scores 40 points, while Fred Cohen pulls down 34 rebounds (seting the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament rebounding record), leading the Temple Owls to a 65-59 win in the East Regional Semifinal game against the Connecticut Huskies.
- 1960 - Johnny McCarthy of the Rochester Royals becomes the first NBA player to record a triple-double in his playoff debut, with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against the Minneapolis Lakers. He has since been joined by Magic Johnson and LeBron James.
- 1993 - San Antonio Spurs star center David Robinson tears a ligament in his left hand, sidelining him for the remainder of the regular season and the entire postseason. Without Robinson the Spurs struggle, posting a 5-9 record through the end the regular season and then suffer a first-round playoff sweep by the Phoenix Suns.
- 2000 - Duane Clemens (Ball State) steals the ball eight times from UCLA, tying the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament record.
- 2008 - Georgia, tied for last place in the regular season with a 4-12 conference record, becomes the SEC's most improbable champion under the most unfavorable circumstances, winning four games in three days. A tornado forces their quarterfinal game to be postponed, which requires them play two games in one day. They win both and then upset Arkansas in the championship game, 66-57. Because the tornado damaged the Georgia Dome, they play three games in Georgia Tech's arena. The championship game (above) takes place before a crowd of 3,700 reporters, officials and relatives.
- 2008 - Denver blows out Seattle, 168-113, putting up the most point by an NBA team in almost 20 years. Eight Nuggets scored in double figures.