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Bradley Beal moves into second on Wizards' all-time scoring list

Bradley Beal moves into second on Wizards' all-time scoring list

Every other week, Bradley Beal seemingly passes another Wizards legend on the team's all-time scoring list. With Beal moving into second, we'll have to wait quite a while to see him become the franchise's all-time leading scorer. 

Entering Sunday night's game against the Bulls Beal needed 34 points to pass Jeff Malone for second on the Wizards' all-time scoring list. In the fourth quarter trying to lead a comeback, Beal did it by making his 10th and 11th free throws of the night. 

At the beginning of the season, Beal sat in fifth place behind Malone, Wes Unseld, John Wall and Elvin Hayes. He passed Unseld a little over a month ago, moved in front of his injured teammate in Wall three weeks ago and now only trails the Hall of Famer Hayes. 

Hayes scored 15,551 points over his nine-season run with the franchise and holds a 4000-point edge over Beal. Hayes was an All-Star in eight of those nine seasons and led the Bullets to a championship in 1978. It remains the only championship in franchise history. 

If Beal wants to catch Hayes, it might take him at least another two seasons. Beal's career-high for points scored in a season happened last year when he poured in 2,099. He also might have to sign an extension with the Wizards again to fully take his place atop the team's scoring list. 

As Beal now begins his chase of Hayes to become the best scorer in franchise history, there is one thing Hayes has that Beal would probably trade in for every single point he's scored to date. An NBA title. 

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On this date in tournament history: Chris Webber calls timeout

On this date in tournament history: Chris Webber calls timeout

The Michigan Wolverines were down two points to the North Carolina Tar Heels with 19 seconds to play in regulation in the second half of the 1993 NCAA National Championship game.

After grabbing the rebound off the missed free throw attempt, Michigan star Chris Webber (23 points, 11 rebounds) established his pivot foot, re-angling his body towards the basket, locked in a one-possession game with the championship on the line. 

Webber attempted to dish the ball off to a teammate, but after seeing a lurking Tar Heel, the future No. 1 pick continued his dribble towards halfcourt. 

The travel call was missed by the officiating staff, but not by the broadcast crew.

"Oh, he walked," Bill Packer exclaimed on the broadcast. "He walked and the referee missed it!"

CBS announcer Jim Nance continued on with the gameplay, as only 12 seconds remained on the clock in regulation.

"Webber brings it into the frontcourt," Nantz said. "They have no timeouts remaining."

If only someone had told him.

Webber, trapped in the left corner by a UNC double-team, signaled for time, resulting in a technical foul shot for the Tar Heels as well as possession.

"He called a timeout," Nantz said. "Michigan doesn't have any!"

At the opposing foul line, UNC's Donald Williams (25 points) knocked down both free throws, increasing their lead to four points with 11 seconds remaining. 

From there it was all over.

North Carolina 77, Michigan 71.

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On this date in tournament history: Emeka Okafor leads UConn over Georgia Tech to win national championship

On this date in tournament history: Emeka Okafor leads UConn over Georgia Tech to win national championship

Before he departed on a very successful NBA career, former Wizards center Emeka Okafor was a standout member of the UConn Huskies.

In 2004 the Huskies went on to win their final nine games of the season before they captured the Big East championship.

After making their way through the NCAA Tournament bracket, the only team standing in coach Jim Calhoun's way were the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, lead by future Wizards guard Will Bynum (17 points, five assists).

Georgia Tech didn't back down early, taking a 12-11 lead over the Huskies with 13:41 to go in the first half. 

Okafor (24 points, 15 rebounds) scored to give UConn the lead right back, and they never trailed again.

At halftime, the Huskies lead the Yellow Jackets by a staggering 15 points and they kept their foot on the gas to start the second half.

The Huskies were able to extend their lead to 25 during the second half before Bynum at Georgia Tech came roaring back, but by then, the game was out of reach.

UConn emerged with an 82-73 victory over the Yellow Jackets, led by Okafor and future NBA journeyman Ben Gordon (21 points).

Okafor was named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player.

UConn's women's basketball team would go on to win its national championship a day later against the Tennessee Volunteers.

Connecticut became the first school ever in Division I to win NCAA titles in men's and women's basketball in the same season. 

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