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1945 National Invitation Tournament

The 1945 National Invitation Tournament was the 1945 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

1945 National Invitation Tournament
Teams8
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsDePaul Blue Demons (1st title)
Runner-upBowling Green Falcons (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachRay Meyer (1st title)
MVPGeorge Mikan (DePaul)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1944 1946»

Contents

Selected teamsEdit

Below is a list of the 8 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Bowling Green
DePaul
Muhlenberg
RPI
Rhode Island
St. John's
Tennessee
West Virginia

BracketEdit

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
Rhode Island 51
Tennessee 44
Rhode Island 53
DePaul 97
DePaul 76
West Virginia 52
DePaul 71
Bowling Green 54
Bowling Green 60
RPI 45
Bowling Green 57
St. John's 44
St. John's 34
Muhlenberg 33
Third place game
   
Rhode Island 57
St. John's 64

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1940's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 9, 2009. Archived 11/7/09