Since 1939, the NCAA Basketball Championship, the brainchild of noted University of Kansas coach F.C. "Phog" Allen, the Division I tournament has increased in size and in interest. From a modest eight-team affair pitting Oregon (winner) against Ohio State in the Evanston, Ill., final, the field has inflated to a total of 68.
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