March 4, 2006: The Maryland women's basketball team ends a 14-game losing streak to Duke by defeating the Blue Devils, 78-70, in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. The teams will meet again in the NCAA final with Maryland (34-4) winning, 78-75, in overtime.
March 5, 1996: Two Orioles managers — Earl Weaver and Ned Hanlon — are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Weaver led Baltimore to the 1970 world championship and four American League pennants, while Hanlon took the Birds to three National League flags from 1894 to 1896.
March 5, 1977: Roger Dickens' 35 points, eight in overtime, lead top-ranked Towson State to a 92-87 comeback win over the University of Baltimore for the NCAA Division II South Atlantic regional championship before an announced 4,419 at Towson Center. The Tigers (27-2) will play Sacred Heart in the D-II quarterfinals — and lose by three points.
March 4, 1974: UMES becomes the first predominantly black college to receive a bid in basketball's National Invitation Tournament in the 39-year history of the event. "It's a great feeling," said coach John Bates, whose Hawks (26-1) will defeat Manhattan before losing by two to Jacksonville in the quarterfinals.
March 8, 1958: Maryland wins its first ACC men's basketball tournament, defeating North Carolina, 86-74. Charlie McNeil's 21 points lead the Terps, who make 40 of 52 free throws, 25 of them in the last four minutes to upset Carolina's defending national champions. The victory sends coach Bud Millikan's team to its first NCAA tournament, where it ousts Boston College before losing in the second round to Temple.
March 4, 1939: Navy's boxing team completes an undefeated season as coach Spike Webb's charges defeat the University of Toronto in Annapolis. Jack Dempsey, former world heavyweight champion, referees the match, wearing a midnight blue suit with a double-breasted dinner jacket.
March 3, 1928: Washington College routs Loyola, 47-23, in Chestertown to claim its second straight state men's basketball championship. The winners' Stanley Giraitis gets 21 points and nearly outscores Loyola.
March 6, 1914: Rained out at their spring training site in Fayetteville, N.C., the International League Orioles practice bunting in the rear of their hotel, then challenge the local high school five to a basketball game. Babe Ruth, Dave Danforth and Ensign Cottrell lead the Birds to an 8-6 victory.