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A tradition of hoops history

No amount of technological innovation can change the fact that we all just want to see a good game.

Thirty years ago this week, CBS broadcast the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game for the first time. As a freshman at the University of North Carolina, Michael Jordan hit the game-winning basket for the Tar Heels' 63-62 victory over the Georgetown Hoyas. Take a look.

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While today we have giant flat screens, HD video, and social media to give us a vastly improved Final Four viewing experience, it's all still about the content. No amount of technological innovation can change the fact that we all just want to see a good game.

Be sure to tune in to CBS for the Final Four on March 31 and the National Championship on April 2. And as always, stay tuned!