By the turn of the 20th Century, enough colleges were fielding basketball teams that leagues began to form. The NCAA was founded in Chicago in 1906. The first NCAA Men's College Basketball Championship tournament was held before 5,500 fans in Evanston, Illinois in 1939. That year, Oregon beat Ohio State, 46–33, in the final game to win the national championship.
Navy Midshipmen Nikki Curtis gets a shot off over an Army West Point cadet during the Women’s Army-Navy basketball game in Alumni Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy. Navy edged out Army, 75-73, as part of a double header which pitted both the men and women of the two academies against each other.