By Martin Gardner
A notebook of riddles, choked with enjoyable and illustrations.
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In 2004, he finished second. For his career, Stojakovic has averaged nearly 40% from the three-point line. 11442$ $CH9 08-26-05 10:51:12 PS PAGE 43 Three-Point Kings (NCAA) C ollege basketball instituted the three-point shot on a wide-scale basis in 1986, but it was used experimentally before that. On February 7, 1945, Columbia and Fordham played a game with a twenty-one-foot three-point line. The teams combined for 20 ‘‘long goals,’’ as they were then called. Columbia won the game 73–58. Then in 1980, the Southern Conference instituted the three-point line for a season.
Robinson could have added two more seasons to his career, but he had to spend two years in the United States Navy after graduating from the Naval Academy. Known as ‘‘The Admiral,’’ Robinson became the face of the Spurs franchise. ’’ 9. BYRON BECK Byron Beck has a strong connection to the city of Denver; he played college basketball at Denver University. He didn’t have to move very far when he graduated to the professional ranks because he stayed in Denver to play for the ABA’s Nuggets. He played all nine years of the ABA’s existence with the Nuggets and one year after the Nuggets moved to the NBA.
MTSU freshman Mike Buck caught fire from long range, connecting on four straight three-pointers in one stretch. Buck scored 23 of his game-high 26 points in the second half to lead the Blue Raiders to a shocking upset, with a final score of 97– 83. Buck never matched his one-game magic in an otherwise mediocre four-year career. 9. CLEVELAND STATE OVER INDIANA 1986 In the 1986 NCAA tournament, Cleveland State, the ࠻14 seed in the East region, shocked national power Indiana, the number ࠻3 seed, by a score of 83–79.
aha! Gotcha: Paradoxes to Puzzle and Delight by Martin Gardner