The first national basketball tournament was the National Invitational Tournament, the NIT. It preceded the start of the NCAA tourney. The first year of the NCAA Basketball Tournament was 1939.
the first womens basketball tournament was in 1905
The first NCAA Basketball Tournament was held in 1939.
The original NCAA Division 1 College Basketball Tournament 1939 field consisted of 8 teams.
A total of 8 teams played in the 1939 NCAA basketball tournament. Oregon won the NCAA national championship that year.
8 teams have played the first year of the tourny
The winner (and loser) of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament will have played 6 games in the tournament.
1939 was the first NCAA tournament. The teams participating were: Oregon, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah State, Villanova, Brown, Wake Forest, Ohio State Ohio State and Oregon played in the Final with Oregon winning the first NCAA Tournament.