When a player prevents his or her team from winning a game by a certain point spread, it's known as "point shaving." The City College of New York (CCNY) point shaving scandal came to light in 1951, and it involved athletes at seven schools across the country, including Henry Poppe of the 1950 Manhattan College team.
Poppe was being bribed for point shaving and tried to enlist fellow teammate Junius Kellogg, who told their coach. Poppe was arrested and further schemes uncovered, until 32 athletes went before a judge. Poppe was given three years' probation for his role, and perhaps coincidentally, the New York City tristate area didn't host another NCAA championship game for 45 years .