On This Date 3/26/1946
Oklahoma A&M becomes the first team to win back-to-back NCAA Championships, beating North Carolina 43-40 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Aggies, coached by Hank Iba, went into the title game with a 30-2 record. They were led by the scoring of Bob Kurland, who was named Most Outstanding Player for the tournament for the second consecutive year. Kurland was famous as basketball’s first seven-footer.
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