Head coach Joe Mihalich holds up the net after Hofstra topped  Northeastern to win the Colonial Athletic Association title March 10 (Nick Wass)
Head coach Joe Mihalich holds up the net after Hofstra topped Northeastern to win the Colonial Athletic Association title March 10 (Nick Wass)|Associated Press
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Wednesday Quickie Quiz & Vintage Digits - Joe Mihalich, Steve Carlton, Dennis Rodman and more . . .

Vol. 1, No. 3

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

QUICKIE QUIZ

>>> Who is the career scoring leader in Men’s NCAA Division I history among players who won an NCAA Championship?

(Answer Below)

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VINTAGE DIGITS

>>> COLLEGE BASKETBALL

In four seasons as a part-time player at La Salle in the mid-1970s, current Hofstra head coach Joe Mihalich shot a paltry 55.4% (31-for-56) on free throws.

But over the last two seasons, his Pride players have combined to shoot 79.3% (1139-for-1436) from the foul line, the best in Division I. They finished seventh in the country this abbreviated season (78.3%) after connecting at an 80.2% rate – good enough for second – in 2018-19.

Would have been nice to see how they shot from the charity stripe in some late-pressure NCAA Tournament games this March . . . but that is a lament for a different decade.

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>>> NFL

The Washington Redskins have finished last in the NFC East more times in the last 16 seasons (nine) than they haven’t (seven).

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>>> BASEBALL

Oct. 1, 2020, will mark the 40th anniversary of the last MLB pitcher to reach 300 innings in a season.

The Phillies’ Steve Carlton threw a complete-game two-hitter that day to get to 304 innings pitched. He would have also pitched in the season finale four days later, but the Phils clinched the NL East in Game No. 161 the day before.

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>>> NHL

The New York Rangers went 47 consecutive seasons (1943 to 1989) without finishing in first place.

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>>> NBA

Dennis Rodman had seven games in his career where he had 20+ rebounds and failed to score a point.

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>>> TEXAS

Postseason wins in the State of Texas since 1997 . . .

6 . . . UConn men’s basketball

3 . . . Dallas Cowboys football

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QUICKIE QUIZ ANSWER

>>> Who is the career scoring leader in Men’s NCAA Division I history among players who won an NCAA Championship?

Answer:

Danny Manning (2,951 points).

He is also the D-I career scoring leader among players listed at 6-foot-10 or taller.

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