1942 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1942 (1942) NAIA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Hamline (Minn.) (1st title, 1st title game,
2nd Final Four)
Runner-Up Southeastern Oklahoma (1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Semifinalists Pittsburg State (Kan.) (1st Final Four)
Central Missouri (3rd Final Four)
Chuck Taylor MVP Gus Doerner (Evansville (Ind.))
Attendance unknown
NAIA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1941  1943»

The 1942 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was held in March at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The 6th annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.[1] The championship game featured Hamline University (Minn.) beating Southeastern Oklahoma State University 33 to 31.

Awards and honors[edit]

Many of the records set by the 1942 tournament have been broken, and many of the awards were established much later:

  • Leading scorer est. 1963
  • Leading rebounder est. 1963
  • Charles Stevenson Hustle Award est. 1958
  • Coach of the Year est. 1954
  • Player of the Year est. 1994[2]

1942 NAIA bracket[edit]

First Round Second Round Elite Eight NAIA National Semifinals NAIA National Championship
                             
- Southeastern Oklahoma 43
- Eastern Washington 33
- Southeastern Oklahoma 37
- Texas Tech 36
- Texas Tech 59
- Louisiana Tech 47
- Southeastern Oklahoma 46
TOP TIER
- East Central 41*
- Evansville (Ind.) 73
- Peru State (Neb.) 50
- Evansville 30
- East Central 42
- East Central (Okla.) 45
- Murray State (Ky.) 45*
- Southeastern Oklahoma 37
- Pittsburg State 36
- Missouri Valley 68
- Pepperdine (Calif.) 53
- Missouri Valley 49
- Wisconsin-Stout 33
- Wisconsin-Stout 47
- Texas Weslyean 42
- Missouri Valley 49
TOP TIER
- Pittsburg State 48
- Luther (Iowa) 39
- Delta State (Miss.) 35
- Luther 38
- Pittsburg State 48
- Pittsburg State (Kan.) 37
- Arkansas State 34
- Southeastern Oklahoma 31
- Hamline 33
- Southwestern (Kan.) 47
- East Texas State 43
- Southwestern 31
- Hamline 37
- Hamline (Minn.) 67
- New Mexico Western 40
- Hamline 45
BOTTOM TIER
- Indiana State 41
- Indiana State 83
- Wisconsin-Stevens Point 45
- Indiana State 51
- Simpson 43
- Simpson (Iowa) 59
- Portland (Ore.) 43
- Hamline 45
- Central Missouri 27
- San Diego State 36
- Chadron State (Neb.) 29
- San Diego State 32
- Bemidji State 41
- Bemidji State (Minn.) 46
- Panzer (N.J.) 37
- Bemidji State 32
BOTTOM TIER
- Central Missouri 46
- Central Missouri 53
- Morehead State (Ky.) 29
- Central Missouri 59
- High Point 40
- High Point (N.C.) 44
- Yankton (S.D.) 37
  •  * denotes overtime.

3rd place game[edit]

The third place game featured the losing team from the national semifinalist to determine 3rd and 4th places in the tournament. This game was played until 1988.

NAIA Third Place Game
     
- Pittsburg State 48
- Central Missouri 47

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