1946 National Invitation Tournament

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1946 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 8
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Kentucky (1st title)
Runner-up Rhode Island (1st title game)
Semifinalists West Virginia (2nd semifinal)
Muhlenberg (1st semifinal)
Winning coach Adolph Rupp (1st title)
MVP Ernie Calverley Rhode Island
National Invitation Tournaments
«1945 1947»

The 1946 National Invitation Tournament was the 1946 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 8 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Bowling Green
Rhode Island
St. John's
West Virginia


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
  Rhode Island 82
  Bowling Green 79
  Rhode Island 59
  Muhlenberg 49
  Muhlenberg 47
  Syracuse 41
  Rhode Island 45
  Kentucky 46
  West Virginia 70
  St. John's 58
  West Virginia 51
  Kentucky 59
  Kentucky 77
  Arizona 53
  • Third Place - West Virginia 65, Muhlenberg 40


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