From the archives: Oregon vs. Oklahoma in 1939 basketball semifinal

Oregon v Oklahoma in 1939 semifinals (via University of Oregon Archives/Used with permission)

The 1939 Oregon Webfoots - known as the Tall Firs - won what historians consider the inaugural NCAA championship.

Of course, the game was different back then.

For starters: It was an 8-team tournament.

A win in the first round advanced a team to the round of four.

Oregon beat Texas 56-41 in the quarterfinals.

In the semifinals, Oregon downed Oklahoma 55-37.

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