1942 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1942 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 8
Finals site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Stanford (1st title)
Runner-up Dartmouth (1st title game)
Semifinalists Colorado (1st Final Four)
Kentucky (1st Final Four)
Winning coach Everett Dean (1st title)
MOP Howie Dallmar Stanford
Attendance 24,373
Top scorers Chet Palmer Rice
Jim Pollard Stanford
(43 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1941 1943»

The 1942 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 8 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 20, 1942, and ended with the championship game on March 28 in Kansas City, Missouri. A total of 9 games were played, including a third place game in each region.

Stanford, coached by Everett Dean, won the national title with a 53-38 victory in the final game over Dartmouth, coached by O. B. Cowles. Howie Dallmar of Stanford was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Everett Dean remains, to this day, the only coach to have never lost an NCAA tournament game, going 3-0 in his lone appearance.

Locations[edit]

The following are the sites selected to host each round of the 1942 tournament:

Regionals[edit]

March 20 and 21
East Regional, Tulane Gym, New Orleans, Louisiana
West Regional, Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri

Championship Game[edit]

March 28
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri

Teams[edit]

Region Seed Team Coach Conference Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East n/a Dartmouth O. B. Cowles Ivy League Runner-up Stanford L 53-38
East n/a Illinois Doug Mills Big Ten Regional Fourth Place Penn State L 41-34
East n/a Kentucky Adolph Rupp SEC National Semifinals Dartmouth L 47-28
East n/a Penn State John Lawther Independent Regional Third Place Illinois W 41-34
West
West n/a Colorado Frosty Cox Skyline National Semifinals Stanford L 46-35
West n/a Kansas Phog Allen Big Eight Regional Third Place Rice W 55-53
West n/a Rice Buster Brannon Southwest Regional Fourth Place Kansas L 55-53
West n/a Stanford Everett Dean Pacific Coast Champion Dartmouth W 53-38

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
  Dartmouth 44
  Penn State 39
  Dartmouth 47
  Kentucky 28
  Kentucky 46
  Illinois 44
  Dartmouth 38
  Stanford 53
  Stanford 53
  Rice 47
  Stanford 46
  Colorado 35
  Colorado 46
  Kansas 44

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