Miles Simon was the Most Outstanding Player at the 1997 Final Four
Miles Simon was the Most Outstanding Player at the 1997 Final Four|Ed Reinke (Associated Press)
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Thursday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Miles Simon, Mike Quick, Harold Carmichael, Nick Foles, Keith Byars, Rhys Hoskins

Vol. 1, No. 14

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Since 2000, four different basketball coaches have won NCAA Championships at their alma mater. (One of them has done it three times.) Can you name them?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Arizona in 1997 – with Miles Simon named as the Final Four Most Outstandiong Player − remains the only NCAA Champion of the seeding era (since 1979) to beat three No. 1 seeds in the same tournament.

As the No. 4 seed in the Southeast Region, the Wildcats topped No. 1 seed Kansas (75-61), in the Regional Semifinal. They topped North Carolina (66-58), the top seed out of the East, in the National Semifinal, and outlasted West No. 1 seed Kentucky (84-79) in overtime in the National Championship game.

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>>> EAGLES

On Oct. 30, 1983, the Eagles’ Mike Quick caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from . . . Harold Carmichael.

Carmichael later caught a six-yard scoring toss from Ron Jaworski, becoming the second Eagles (Tommy Thompson on Sept. 27, 1941) to throw and catch a TD pass in the same game.

Keith Byars (Dec. 16, 1990) would become the third to do so, Nick Foles (Feb. 4, 2018) the fourth.

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>>> NBA

The Seattle SuperSonics (who are now the Oklahoma City Thunder) are the only NBA team to have six consecutive seasons of 55 or more victories without winning a title in that time.

Those seasons, those records and where the Sonics fell in the postseason:

1992-93 . . . 55-27 (Conference Finals)

1993-94 . . . 63-19 (First Round)

1994-95 . . . 57-25 (First Round)

1995-96 . . . 64-18 (Finals)

1996-97 . . . 57-25 (Conference Semifinals)

1997-98 . . . 61-21 (Conference Semifinals)

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>>> PHILLIES

Rhys Hoskins’ career home run totals against the Marlins:

8 . . . First 10 Games

6 . . . Last 38 Games

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>>> NFL

The 2018 Washington Redskins did not have a lead change until the fourth quarter of their 10th game.

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>>> FLYERS

On Dec. 6, 1979, the Flyers trailed the Los Angeles Kings, 3-0, after the first period, then scored nine unanswered goals in 30:10 en route to a 9-4 victory.

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Since 2000, four different basketball coaches have won NCAA Championships at their alma mater. (One of them has done it three times.) Can you name them?

Answer:

> Gary Williams, Maryland (2002)

> Jim Boeheim, Syracuse (2003)

> Roy Williams, North Carolina (2005, 2009,2017)

> Kevin Ollie, Connecticut (2014)

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