Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • ALL
  • NBA
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • NBA
  • 4/23 6:30 PM EDT
    BOS0
    CHI0
  • 4/23 1:00 PM EDT
    CLE0
    IND0
  • 4/23 3:30 PM EDT
    HOU0
    OKC0
  • 4/23 9:00 PM EDT
    LAC0
    UTA0
  • MLB
  • 4/23 1:10 PM EDT
    ChC
    Cin
  • 4/23 1:10 PM EDT
    Hou
    TB
  • 4/23 1:35 PM EDT
    Bos
    Bal
  • 4/23 1:35 PM EDT
    Atl
    Phi
  • 4/23 1:35 PM EDT
    NYY
    Pit
  • 4/23 2:10 PM EDT
    Cle
    CWS
  • 4/23 2:10 PM EDT
    StL
    Mil
  • 4/23 2:10 PM EDT
    Det
    Min
  • 4/23 3:05 PM EDT
    KC
    Tex
  • 4/23 3:10 PM EDT
    SF
    Col
  • 4/23 3:37 PM EDT
    Tor
    LAA
  • 4/23 4:05 PM EDT
    Sea
    Oak
  • 4/23 4:10 PM EDT
    LAD
    Ari
  • 4/23 4:40 PM EDT
    Mia
    SD
  • 4/23 8:08 PM EDT
    Was
    NYM
  • NHL
  • 4/23 3:00 PM EDT
    OTT0
    BOS0
  • 4/23 7:00 PM EDT
    WSH0
    TOR0
  • 4/23 1:00 PM EDT
    ANA0
    CGY0
  • 4/23 1:00 PM EDT
    PIT0
    CBJ0

Celebrating the '13th anniversary' of the longest game in basketball history

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Basketball Photography on Display Ahead of NBA All-Star Game

On Feb. 29, 1964, the boys basketball players of Angier and Boone Trail high schools knew their extra day of the year would be filled with extra basketball. But they had no idea exactly how much basketball they were in for.

It was 13 leap days ago that the two schools put together the longest game in the history of boys high school, mens college or NBA basketball. After 13 overtimes, Boone Trail came out on top, 54-52.

SEE ALSO: Ranking the best court designs in the NBA

There are a number of fun facts about the game, including that Angier had a player who was very superstitious, and coaches instructed his teammates not to mention that the game was in a 13th overtime.

Nine of the 13 overtimes were completely scoreless. This makes sense when you consider that all 10 starters logged every minute of the game. No player sat for a single minute of rest.

Including girls high school basketball, the longest game ever went into 16 overtimes -- a Tennessee matchup between East Ridge and Ooltewah.

[H/T MaxPreps]

Ranking the best uniforms in the NBA

31 PHOTOS
NBA Jersey Rankings
See Gallery
Celebrating the '13th anniversary' of the longest game in basketball history

30. Los Angeles Clippers

(Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

29. Orlando Magic

(Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

28. Oklahoma City Thunder

(Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

27. Detroit Pistons

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

26. Atlanta Hawks

(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

25. Houston Rockets

(Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

24. Indiana Pacers

(Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

23. Sacramento Kings

(Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

22. New Orleans Pelicans

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

21. Portland Trail Blazers

(Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

20. Phoenix Suns

(Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

19. Minnesota Timberwolves

(Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)

18. Chicago Bulls

(Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

17. San Antonio Spurs

(Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images)

16. Cleveland Cavaliers

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

15. Dallas Mavericks

(Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

14. Washington Wizards

(Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

13. New York Knicks

(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

12. Brooklyn Nets

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

11. Miami Heat

(Photo by Oscar Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

10. Utah Jazz

(Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Getty Images)

9. Denver Nuggets

(Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)

8. Philadelphia 76ers

(Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

7. Toronto Raptors

(Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

6. Memphis Grizzlies

(Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Getty Images)

5. Charlotte Hornets

(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

4. Los Angeles Lakers

(Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

3. Milwaukee Bucks

(Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

2. Boston Celtics

(Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

1. Golden State Warriors

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

Man Finds 5 Abandoned 'Puppies' In His Garden - Then Quickly Realizes He Made A Big Man Finds 5 Abandoned 'Puppies' In His Garden - Then Quickly Realizes He Made A Big
15 Recall the Kindest Thing a Stranger Ever Did for Them 15 Recall the Kindest Thing a Stranger Ever Did for Them
Man's Wife Leaves Him And Their Kids After A Fight - Two Days Later He Posts This Man's Wife Leaves Him And Their Kids After A Fight - Two Days Later He Posts This