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James R. "Jimmy" Hull led the Ohio State Buckeyes to the championship game in the first-ever NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Buckeyes finished the season with a 16-7 record, and lost to the Oregon Ducks in the finals. Hull was named the Most Outstanding Player of that first tournament

Hull was a two-year starter for the Buckeyes. As a senior and captain of the 1938-1939 team he was the leading scorer in the Big Ten Conference and was a consensus All-America selection.

Following his athletic career, he became a successful dentist.

In 1977 Hull was inducted as a charter member of the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into the Rocky Mountain Orthodontics Dentist Athletic Hall of Fame.

Preceded by
none
Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament
Most Outstanding Player

1939
Succeeded by
Marvin Huffman
Preceded by
Jim McDonald
Ohio State Buckeyes
Basketball Captain

1939
Succeeded by
Robert Lynch
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