The NCAA tournament can invoke so many wonderful memories for basketball fans young and old. The madness is all about the moments, and with another year of making brackets around the corner, we had to round up a bunch of the best ones.
We stuck to moments that stood the test of time, including ones when sports and culture clash. That’s the kind of thing that happened in 1984 with a coach named John Thompson Jr. There’s a reason why productivity plummets during the month of March.
First Ever Title
The first NCAA Tournament happened in 1939 with only eight teams participating.
Oregon, who was coached by Howard Hobson, won the national title with a 46-33 victory in the final game against Ohio State. The Ducks didn’t make their next Final Four appearance until 2017.