1943 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1943 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 8
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Wyoming (1st title)
Runner-up Georgetown (1st title game)
Semifinalists DePaul (1st Final Four)
Texas (1st Final Four)
Winning coach Everett Shelton (1st title)
MOP Ken Sailors Wyoming
Attendance 56,876
Top scorer John Hargis Texas
(59 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1942 1944»

The 1943 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 24, 1943, and ended with the championship game on March 30 in New York City. A total of 9 games were played, including a third place game in each region.

Wyoming, coached by Everett Shelton, won the national title with a 46-34 victory in the final game over Georgetown, coached by Elmer Ripley. Ken Sailors of Wyoming was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Locations[edit]

The following are the sites selected to host each round of the 1943 tournament:

Regionals[edit]

March 24 and 25
East Regional, Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
March 26 and 27
West Regional, Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri

Championship Game[edit]

March 30
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

Teams[edit]

Region Seed Team Coach Conference Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East n/a Dartmouth O. B. Cowles Ivy League Regional Third Place NYU W 51-49
East n/a DePaul Ray Meyer Independent National Semifinals Georgetown L 53-49
East n/a Georgetown Elmer Ripley Independent Runner Up Wyoming L 46-34
East n/a NYU Howard Cann Middle Atlantic Regional Fourth Place Dartmouth L 51-49
West
West n/a Oklahoma Bruce Drake Big Eight Regional Third Place Washington W 48-43
West n/a Texas Bully Gilstrap Southwest National Semifinals Wyoming L 58-54
West n/a Washington Hec Edmundson Pacific Coast Regional Fourth Place Oklahoma L 48-43
West n/a Wyoming Everett Shelton Skyline Champion Georgetown W 46-34

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
  Georgetown 55
  NYU 36
  Georgetown 53
  DePaul 49
  DePaul 46
  Dartmouth 35
  Georgetown 34
  Wyoming 46
  Texas 59
  Washington 55
  Texas 54
  Wyoming 58
  Wyoming 53
  Oklahoma 50

See also[edit]