On This Date 3/25/1947

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Holy Cross wins the NCAA Championship, defeating Oklahoma 58-47 in the final at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The Crusaders were led by George Kaftan, who scored 18 points in the championship game. Kaftan was named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player as 35,000 fans showed up to the team’s victory rally in Worcester. Holy Cross ended the season on a 23-game winning streak as freshman Bob Cousy became a critical playmaker.