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1945–46 Oklahoma A&M Aggies men's basketball team

The 1945–46 Oklahoma A&M Aggies men's basketball team represented Oklahoma A&M College, now known as Oklahoma State University,[1] in NCAA competition in the 1945–46 season. The Aggies won their second consecutive NCAA championship, defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 43–40 in the championship game of the NCAA Tournament. Oklahoma A&M was also retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[2][3]

1945-46 Oklahoma A&M Aggies men's basketball
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ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
1945-46 record31-2 (12-0 MVC)
Head coachHenry Iba
Assistant coachLeroy Floyd
Seasons
← 1944-45
1946-47 →

NCAA tournamentEdit

  • West Region
    • Oklahoma A&M 44, Baylor 29
  • Final Four
    • Oklahoma A&M 52, California 35
  • Finals
    • Oklahoma A&M 43, North Carolina 40

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ When Oklahoma A&M changed its name to Oklahoma State in 1957, it also adopted a new athletic nickname. Men's teams are now "Cowboys" and women's teams are now "Cowgirls".
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Mens Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 577. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.
  4. ^ http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1946