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1946 National Invitation Tournament

The 1946 National Invitation Tournament was the 1946 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

1946 National Invitation Tournament
Teams8
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsKentucky Wildcats (1st title)
Runner-upRhode Island Rams (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachAdolph Rupp (1st title)
MVPErnie Calverley (Rhode Island)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1945 1947»

Contents

Selected teamsEdit

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

Participants
Arizona
Bowling Green
Kentucky
Muhlenberg
Rhode Island
St. John's
Syracuse
West Virginia

BracketEdit

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
Rhode Island 82
Bowling Green 79
Rhode Island 59
Muhlenberg 49
Muhlenberg 47
Syracuse 41
Rhode Island 45
Kentucky 46
West Virginia 70
St. John's 58
West Virginia 51
Kentucky 59
Kentucky 77
Arizona 53
Third place game
   
Muhlenberg 40
West Virginia 65

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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