On this day: March 27

POSTED: 03:07 PM PDT Mar 21, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 26, 2016 

Oregon wins the first NCAA men's basketball tourney, the Good Friday Earthquake rips up Alaska, Brando boycotts the Oscars, and Viagra gets FDA approval, all on this day.

OTD March 27 - 1939 NCAAs
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1939: Oregon wins the first NCAA men's basketball tournament with a 46-33 victory over Ohio State in Evanston, Illinois. Eight teams played a total of eight games in this first national championship tournament. Oklahoma and Villanova were the other teams to make the first Final Four, with Brown, Texas, Utah State and Wake Forest also taking part in the tournament.


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