What was the first national basketball tournament?
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 1939 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 8 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It was the first NCAA basketball national championship tournament. It began on March 17, 1939, and ended with the championship game on March 27 in Evanston, Illinois. A total of 8 games were played, including a single third place game in the West region. The East region did…
Texas Longhorns Men's Basketball 28 NCAA Tournament Appearances 13 Sweet Sixteen Appearances 7 Elite Eight Appearances 3 Final Four Appearances 0 National Championship Appearances Texas Longhorns Women's Basketball 23 NCAA Tournament Appearances 12 Sweet Sixteen Appearances 8 Elite Eight Appearances 3 Final Four Appearances 1 National Championship Appearance (won, 1985-1986 season)
I don't believe our legislature has ever designated an official state sport, but Kansas University is usually a contender in the NCAA basketball tournament and is fairly good in football. Kansas State is better in football, and usually not far behind in basketball. Wichita State is often in the national collegiate bowling tournament and a contender for their conference basketball championship. Fort Hays usually fields a decent team in Division 4 basketball and has won…
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. Enjoy! By: AS
21-13 overall 9-7 in SEC play. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2010 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament before losing to Mississippi State. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, their first appearance since their 2006-07 National Championship season, where they earned a 10 seed in the West Region. They were defeated in the first round by 7 seed BYU in double overtime.