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March 1939 : Before the Madness—the Story of the First NCAA Basketball Tournament Champions

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This book tells the story of the groundbreaking eight-team tournament that was the brainchild of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and only nominally supported by the NCAA itself. Eventually, the University of Oregon’s team of remarkable young men, all of them from the Pacific Northwest, would win that first championship, one that was witnessed by the man who invented basketball, James Naismith. The game unfolded in a turbulent, pivotal month when, among other things, it was becoming increasingly apparent that ******'s belligerence would draw Europe and perhaps the world into another war . . . soon.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 237
Genre: Sports + Recreation, History
Sub-Genre: Basketball, USA / State + Local / Pacific Northwest
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Author: Terry Frei
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2016
TCIN: 50810203
UPC: 9781630761998
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-8649

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