The Number of the Day: 9,525

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When the California Institute of Technology’s men’s basketball team scored a 46-45 victory yesterday over conference rival Occidental, they put a stop to a 26-year losing streak.

Until squeaking out that victory, Caltech hadn’t beaten a conference opponent since January 23, 1985 – a period of futility that stretched 310 games over the course of 9,525 days.

In other words, their oldest player was exactly 4 years and 2 months away from being born the last time the Beavers won a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game.

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[Source: ESPN. See previous Numbers of the Day here.]

February 23, 2011 - 5:16am
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