Datebook: March 2 - Wilt Chamberlain's 100-Point Game 50 Years Ago

Mar 2, 2012

Wilt Chamberlain set the single-game scoring record in the NBA by scoring 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169–147 win over the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962, at Hershey Sports Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Chamberlain set five other league records that game including most free throws made. Both teams broke the record for most combined points in a game (316). In the fourth quarter, the Knicks began fouling other players to keep the ball away from Chamberlain, and they also became deliberate on offense to reduce the number of possessions for Philadelphia. The Warriors countered by committing fouls of their own to get the ball back.The game was not televised, and no video footage exists, but you can find audio recordings. The only player to come close to Chamberlain's record was Kobe Bryant in 2006, with a score of 81 points. He remarked that Chamblerlain's record was "unthinkable... it's pretty exhausting to think about it." 

It’s Friday, March 2

The Muskingum University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers perform tonight at First Presbyterian Church in Hopkinsville as part of their 2012 Spring Tour.  The concert begins at 7:30 and features a blend of sacred and secular music from the Renaissance to the present. 

The 3rd Annual Run4Another 5K run/walk is tomorrow in Murray.  Registration is from 8 to 8:45, with the race starting at 9AM.  The cost is $25.  Proceeds from the race benefit local charities.  Meet at the corner of 15th and Olive. Find more information online at

The Paducah Railroad Museum opens the 2012 season tomorrow with new displays, including a locomotive simulator that lets you be the engineer and an upgraded model train layout.  Other opening day activities include free rides on a miniature train operated by the Canadian National Railroad.  Admission is $3 for adults, or $1 for children under 12.  Find more information at

Our on-air spring fundraiser starts next week—visit the pledge page at