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The first NCAA Division Basketball tournament was played in 1939. There were two regions (East and West) and four teams in each region:

East: Brown, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Villanova

West: Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah State

Oregon defeated Ohio State in the finals 46-33.

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The first NCAA men's basketball tournament was held in 1939 with the first NCAA tournament championship game held at Northwestern on March 27, 1939. Only eight teams competed in two regions. Oregon defeated Ohio State in the championship game, and the West region held a third-place game.

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The first NCAA championship was 1939, won by University of Oregon

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I'm pretty sure that Charlie Brown invented basketball by playing with a ball and basket. 10 A.D.

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1939 (Oregon was the winner of an 8-team tournament)

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Oregon was the first winner. They defeated Ohio State 46-33. The championship game was played in Evanston, Ill. The tournament consisted of 8 teams.

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I believe it was 1939.

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1939

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