(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)
1. North Carolina’s NCAA championship Monday night was its sixth overall and the third title for head coach Roy Williams.
2. Clayton Kershaw is now 5-0 on opening day with an ERA of 0.99. The Dodgers have won all seven of Kershaw’s opening day starts.
3. Former Dodger slugger Pedro Guerrero is in grave condition in a New York hospital after suffering a stroke.
4. Patrick Ewing, who led Georgetown to its only NCAA title in 1984, was named the new head coach of the Hoyas.
5. Russell Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson’s single season NBA record with his 41st triple-double in Oklahoma City’s 110-79 win over Milwaukee.
6. “Today I was engaged in that other national pastime, paying bills.” – Vin Scully on Monday.
7. UCLA opened spring football practice Tuesday.
8. Kentucky freshman guard De’Aaron Fox declares for the NBA draft.
9. “It’s bad enough seeing pumpkin beers and fun size candies on shelves in August, and tinsel and Christmas ornaments being pushed by stores on a 100 degree September day. Do we really have to deal with weak-sauce pranks in late March, too?” – MVS Commenter “Holiday Creep.”
10. On this day in 1984 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain’s all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points in a 129-115 win over Utah at the Thomas and Mack at UNLV.