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The NCAA Championship game first appeared on television in 1962 when an edited version was shown on ABC's Wide World of Sports.

The first NCAA Championship for women's basketball was played in 1982.


Oregon won the first NCAA championship in men's basketball, held in 1939.

During the first 12 years of the men's tournament, only 8 teams played. As the tournament gained in importance, the field was expanded to 16 teams, then to 32, and then to its present size of 64.

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