On this day in 1984 John Thompson became the first black coach to ever win the NCAA Tournament when his Georgetown team defeated Houston 84-75 for the NCAA basketball championship match to win the title.

The tournament cemented the legacy of future Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, who was named the Most Outstanding Player, averaging 11.8 points and 9.4 rebounds over the five games. During the 1983-84 season Ewing averaged 16.4 points per game, pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked 3.5 shots per game during his junior season on the Hilltop.

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