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1940–41 Long Island Blackbirds men's basketball team

The 1940–41 Long Island Blackbirds men's basketball team represented Long Island University during the 1940–41 NCAA men's basketball season in the United States. The head coach was Clair Bee, coaching in his tenth season with the Blackbirds.[1] The team finished the season with a 25–2 record[2] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[3] They won the 1941 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) as well—their second NIT championship in three seasons—going 3–0 in the tournament and defeating Ohio in the championship game.

1940–41 Long Island Blackbirds men's basketball
1940–41 record25–2
Head coachClair Bee (10th season)


  1. ^ "Long Island Blackbirds season-by-season results". Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Yearly Results". 2012–13 LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Men's Basketball Media Guide. Long Island University. 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 549. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.