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1950 National Invitation Tournament

The 1950 National Invitation Tournament was the 1950 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. For the only time in history, the same school won both the NIT and NCAA tournaments as CCNY took both championships, beating Bradley in both finals. Four participants in the 1950 NIT (Bradley, CCNY, Kentucky and Long Island University) were later implicated in the CCNY point shaving scandal.

1950 National Invitation Tournament
Teams12
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsCCNY Beavers (1st title)
Runner-upBradley Braves (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachNat Holman (1st title)
MVPEd Warner (CCNY)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1949 1951»

Selected teamsEdit

Below is a list of the 12 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Arizona
Bradley
CCNY
Duquesne
Kentucky
La Salle
Long Island
Niagara
St. John's
San Francisco
Syracuse
Western Kentucky

BracketEdit

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
Western Kentucky 79  
Niagara 72  
  Western Kentucky 46  
    St. John's 65  
     
       
  St. John's 72  
  Bradley 82  
       
       
  Bradley 78
    Syracuse 66  
Syracuse 80
Long Island 52  
  Bradley 61
  CCNY 69
La Salle 72  
Arizona 66  
  La Salle 47
    Duquesne 49  
     
       
  Duquesne 52
  CCNY 62  
       
       
  Kentucky 50
    CCNY 89  
CCNY 65
San Francisco 46  
Third place game
   
St. John's 69
Duquesne 67

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1950's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 8, 2009. Archived 11/7/09