1940 National Invitation Tournament

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1940 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 6
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Colorado (1st title)
Runner-up Duquesne (1st title game)
Semifinalists Oklahoma A&M (2nd semifinal)
DePaul (1st semifinal)
Winning coach Forrest Cox (1st title)
MVP Bob Doll Colorado
National Invitation Tournaments
«1939 1941»

The 1940 National Invitation Tournament was the 1940 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 6 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants Participants
Colorado DePaul
Duquesne Long Island
Oklahoma A&M St. John's


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Colorado 52  
       DePaul 37  
   DePaul 45
     Long Island 38  
       Colorado 51
     Duquesne 40
   Oklahoma A&M 30
       Duquesne 34  
   Duquesne 38
     St. John's 31  
  • Third Place - Oklahoma A&M 23, DePaul 22


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