67. Oklahoma A&M, 1945
Oklahoma State's first appearance in the NCAA tournament (it was known as Oklahoma A&M then) resulted in its first national title, as 7-footer Bob Kurland scored 22 points and Cecil Hankins added 15 to beat New York in the championship game. Coach Henry Iba's hallmarks were a disciplined, ball-control attack and smothering defense, and that team became the first to record back-to-back titles, winning the championship in 1946 as well.
-- Robbi Pickeral