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After setting several records in the 1993 tournament, Sheryl Swoopes went on to become the first player signed by the WNBA in 1996. AP Photo/Amy Sancetta

Sheryl Swoopes turns 42 today, and her name still can be found all over the women’s NCAA tournament record book. In 1993, Swoopes scored a record 177 points in five tournament games, including 47 in the final, where Texas Tech beat Ohio State 84-82 in Atlanta. Swoopes finished the tournament averaging 35.4 points per game to help secure Texas Tech’s first – and only – tournament title.

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