Basketball Trivia Questions

  • Basketball Trivia

    Basketball Trivia

    Trivia about all things basketball including the NBA and college basketball.

  • Basketball Trivia

    Basketball Trivia

    Trivia about all things basketball including the NBA and college basketball.

First NCAA Women’s Basketball Champions

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What schools won the first NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships?

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  • The first NCAA Division I women’s basketball national champion was Louisiana Tech in 1982.
  • The first NCAA Division II women’s basketball national champion was Cal Poly Pomona in 1982.
  • The first NCAA Division III women’s basketball national champion was Elizabethtown in 1982.

NBA Career 3-Point Field Goal Leader

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Who holds the NBA record for the most 3-pont field goals in a career?

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As of this point in the 2014/2015 NBA season, Ray Allen, currently a free agent, holds the record for the most 3-point field goals in a career with 2,973. He is followed by Reggie Miller (retired) with 2,560, and Jason Terry who is still playing with the Houston Rockets with 2,034.

First NBA Coach of the Year

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Who was the NBA’s first Coach of the Year?

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The first NBA Coach of the Year for the 1962/1963 season was Harry Gallatin of the St. Louis Hawks. The 1962/1963 season was his first year coaching. The Hawks finished that year second in the Western Division and went on to lose in the NBA Western Division Finals 4-3 to the Los Angeles Lakers.

First Celtics/Lakers NBA Finals

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The Celtics and the Lakers have met in the NBA finals numerous times. When did these two teams first meet in the NBA Finals?

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The Boston Celtics and the then Minneapolis Lakers first met in the NBA Finals in 1959. The Celtics won the championship that year 4-0.

First NCAA Division I Basketball Champion

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What school won the first NCAA Division I Basketball Championship?

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In 1939, Oregon won the first NCAA Division I Basketball Championship. The next four winners were Indiana (1940), Wisconsin (1941), Stanford (1942), and Wyoming (1943).

Winner of the First NBA Game

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What NBA team was the winner of the first NBA game?

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The first NBA game was played on November 1, 1946 in Toronto. It featured the New York Knicks against the Toronto Huskies. The Knicks defeated the Huskies 68-66. The Huskies folded in 1947.

First NBA Christmas Day Game

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When did the NBA play their first Christmas Day game?

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The first NBA game to be played on Christmas Day came in the league’s second season – 1947. In that game the New York Knicks beat the Providence Steamrollers in New York 89 to 75.

First Back-to-Back NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Champions

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What school was the first to win back-to-back NCAA women’s Division I basketball championships?

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The University of Southern California (USC) women’s basketball team was the first to win back-to-back NCAA women’s Division I basketball championships. They accomplished this in 1983 and 1984, the second and third year of the women’s basketball tournament.

First NBA MVP Trifecta

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Who was the first NBA player to win the All-Star Game MVP, NBA MVP, and NBA Finals MVP awards in the same year?

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In 1970, Willis Reed became the first NBA player to win the All-Star Game MVP, NBA MVP, and NBA Finals MVP awards in the same year.

NBA Best Regular Season Record

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What team had the NBA’s best regular season record?

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The 1995/1996 Chicago Bulls own the record for the NBA’s best regular season record with a record of 72-10. The second best regular season record is the 1996/1997 Chicago Bulls who had a record of 69-13. The third best is also the Bulls – the 1991/1992 Bulls went 67-15.