Senior guard Drew Nicholas hits a 3-pointer over North Carolina-Wilmington forward Anthony Terrell in Nashville, Tenn., to advance the Terps to the Round of 32 in 2003. "I know the shot didn't look the prettiest, but it went in," said Nicholas, who had a team-high 22 points.
Senior guard Drew Nicholas hits a 3-pointer over North Carolina-Wilmington forward Anthony Terrell in Nashville, Tenn., to advance the Terps to the Round of 32 in 2003. "I know the shot didn't look the prettiest, but it went in," said Nicholas, who had a team-high 22 points. (Eric Gay / AP)

March 21, 2003: A buzzer-beating 3-point shot by Drew Nicholas gives Maryland’s defending national champions a 75-73 win over North Carolina-Wilmington in the first round of the South Regional of the NCAA basketball tournament. The Terps will advance to the Sweet 16 before losing.

Jerry Phipps went 360-87 in 14 seasons as Community College of Baltimore's coach. His teams won 12 Maryland JUCO championships and five Region XX titles, and had 12 seasons of 20 or more wins, including four with 30 or more.
Jerry Phipps went 360-87 in 14 seasons as Community College of Baltimore's coach. His teams won 12 Maryland JUCO championships and five Region XX titles, and had 12 seasons of 20 or more wins, including four with 30 or more. (Patuxent Publishing Group)

March 19, 1977: For the sixth consecutive season, Jerry Phipps of the Community College of Baltimore is named Maryland (AA Division) Junior College Basketball Coach of the Year. Phipps’ team won 21 in a row en route to a 30-4 finish.

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Orioles pitchers, from left, Steve Barber, Dave McNally and Wally Bunker listen to coach Harry Brecheen on May 3, 1966. Bunker went 44-27 with a 3.40 ERA in six seasons with the club.
Orioles pitchers, from left, Steve Barber, Dave McNally and Wally Bunker listen to coach Harry Brecheen on May 3, 1966. Bunker went 44-27 with a 3.40 ERA in six seasons with the club. (Baltimore Sun file)

March 18, 1964: For his second straight exhibition outing, Orioles rookie Wally Bunker pitches three perfect innings in a 3-1 loss to the world champion Los Angeles Dodgers; earlier, he stymied the American League champion New York Yankees. Bunker will go 19-5 for Baltimore in 1964.

Small forward Jim Baechtold played one season with the Bullets, averaging 10.3 points, then spent four seasons, the rest of his NBA career, with the New York Knicks.
Small forward Jim Baechtold played one season with the Bullets, averaging 10.3 points, then spent four seasons, the rest of his NBA career, with the New York Knicks. (Baltimore Sun file)

March 20, 1953: The Bullets lose, 90-81, to the New York Knicks at the Coliseum and are swept in the best-of-three NBA Eastern Division semifinals. It’s the 17th straight win for New York over Baltimore, which gets 21 points from Jim Baechtold.

Don Hahn, a 1947 Boys' Latin graduate, is pictured in 2000. He was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1981 and died in 2014..
Don Hahn, a 1947 Boys' Latin graduate, is pictured in 2000. He was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1981 and died in 2014.. (Courtesy of Boys' Latin)

March 21, 1947: Boys’ Latin routs Sparrows Point, 32-1, in its lacrosse opener. The Lakers are led by Don Hahn (eight goals), who’ll become a two-time All-American at Princeton and a National Lacrosse Hall of Famer.

March 18, 1933: The Western Maryland boxing team places second, behind Syracuse, in the 10th annual Eastern Intercollegiate tournament. The Green Terrors’ Bernard Kaplan wins at 175 pounds; he’ll go on to play in the NFL before becoming a pro wrestler.

Spike Webb, in a picture dated June 17, 1954, coached Navy for 35 years and won six intercollegiate boxing titles.
Spike Webb, in a picture dated June 17, 1954, coached Navy for 35 years and won six intercollegiate boxing titles. (Baltimore Sun file)

March 21, 1928: Spike Webb, coach of Navy’s intercollegiate boxing champs, is named coach of the American team for the Summer Games in Amsterdam. The United States (two silver medals, one bronze) places sixth.

Ned Hanlon played for the Orioles in 1892 and managed them from 1892 to 1898. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996 by the Veterans Committee.
Ned Hanlon played for the Orioles in 1892 and managed them from 1892 to 1898. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996 by the Veterans Committee. (National Baseball Hall of Fame via AP)

March 22, 1896: At the Orioles’ spring training site in Macon, Ga., manager Ned Hanlon of the National League champs spends Sunday morning learning to ride a bicycle under the tutelage of catcher Wilbert Robinson. Hanlon “declares he is becoming an expert,” The Sun reports, though Robinson “thinks his pupil could perhaps ride 100 yards without falling if he got a good start.”

Birthday

March 20, 1871: Joe “Iron Man” McGinnity, Hall of Fame pitcher who won 28 games in 1899 for the Orioles’ NL team and 26 more in 1901 for Baltimore’s AL club. He died in 1929.

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