The Madeleine Brand Show for February 23, 2011

CalTech basketball wins a conference game

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Cal Tech men's basketball team celebrates their one-point win over Occidental College.

Though it has less than a thousand undergraduates, Pasadena's CalTech has won 31 Nobel prizes. And last night CalTech won something maybe even more important: a basketball game. Even if you know nothing about sports, you'd understand something special was happening. The CalTech Beavers eeked out a one point victory against Occidental College. It was their final game of the season, and the first time they'd won a conference game since 1985.

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