The Sun remembers: Feb. 3-Feb. 9

Maryland's Crystal Langhorne makes a move against North Carolina's La'Tangela Atkinson.
Maryland's Crystal Langhorne makes a move against North Carolina's La'Tangela Atkinson. (AP photo)

Feb. 9, 2006: Sixth-ranked Maryland upsets No. 1 North Carolina, 98-95, in women's basketball. Sophomore scores 25 for the visiting Terps (22-2), and freshman Marissa Coleman adds 23.

Feb. 6, 1972: Playing without star center Wes Unseld (ankle injury), the Bullets collapse in the second half and lose, 151-127, to Los Angeles. The host Lakers score 87 points after intermission, the most ever allowed by Baltimore in one half.


Feb. 6, 1970: The Bullets outlast the Detroit Pistons, 153-148, in double overtime at the Civic Center in a game that sets a franchise record for most points scored by both teams (301). Earl Monroe gets 39 points, 18 of them in OT.

Feb. 7, 1962: Mount St. Mary's basketball team wins its 20th straight Mason-Dixon Conference game, 77-71 over Catholic. The Mountaineers (12-4), who get 28 points and 21 rebounds from John O'Reilly, will go on to win the NCAA Division II championship.

Feb. 8, 1954: The fledgling Orioles sign slugging outfielder Vic Wertz to a contract for about $20,000 with the first-year team. "I guess I'm about due for a good year," says Wertz, the Birds' cleanup hitter who, in 29 games, will hit a disappointing .202 with one home run before being dealt to the Cleveland Indians.

Feb. 3, 1947: Loyola College ends Seton Hall's 28-game winning streak, 54-53, before a jubilant crowd at Evergreen. Tom Gisriel's one-hander from the foul circle wins it for Loyola, which is led by Jim Lacy's 22 points.

Feb. 4, 1928: In a basketball game marred by rough play, name-calling and near-fisticuffs — among players and fans alike — Navy defeats Maryland, 35-26, in Annapolis.

Feb. 10, 1896: Delegates of The League of American Wheelmen converge on Baltimore and the Hotel Rennert for their 15th annual convention. The organization, which represents more than 40,000 bicyclists nationwide, advocates safe roads in pre-automobile times.


Feb. 6, 1895: Babe Ruth, the Baltimore-born slugger and best-known baseball player of all time. Ruth died in 1948.

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