1940 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1940 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 8
Finals site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Indiana (1st title)
Runner-up Kansas (1st title game)
Semifinalists Duquesne (1st Final Four)
USC (1st Final Four)
Winning coach Branch McCracken (1st title)
MOP Marvin Huffman Indiana
Attendance 36,880
Top scorer Howard Engleman Kansas
(39 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1939 1941»

The 1940 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 8 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the participating champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 20, 1940, and ended with the championship game on March 30 in Kansas City, Missouri. A total of 8 games were played, including a single third place game in the West region.

Indiana, coached by Branch McCracken, won the tournament title with a 60-42 victory in the final game over Kansas, coached by Phog Allen. Marvin Huffman of Indiana was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Locations[edit]

The following are the sites selected to host each round of the 1940 tournament:

Regionals[edit]

March 20 and 21
East Regional, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
West Regional, Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri

Championship Game[edit]

March 30
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri

Teams[edit]

East Regional - Indianapolis
School Coach Conference Record
Duquesne Chick Davies Independent 19-2
Indiana Branch McCracken Big Ten 17-3
Springfield Ed Hickox Independent 16-2
Western Kentucky Ed Diddle SIAA 24-5
West Regional - Kansas City
School Coach Conference Record
Colorado Frosty Cox Mountain States 17-2
Kansas Phog Allen Big Six 17-5
Rice Buster Brannon Southwest 21-2
USC Sam Barry Pacific Coast 19-2

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
  Indiana 48
  Springfield 24
  Indiana 39
  Duquesne 30
  Duquesne 30
  Western Kentucky 29
  Indiana 60
  Kansas 42
  USC 38
  Colorado 32
  USC 42
  Kansas 43
  Kansas 50
  Rice 44

Regional Third Place[edit]

West Regional Third Place
     
Colorado 56
Rice 60

See also[edit]