1948 National Invitation Tournament

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1948 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 8
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Saint Louis (1st title)
Runner-up NYU (1st title game)
Semifinalists Western Kentucky State (2nd semifinal)
DePaul (4th semifinal)
Winning coach Eddie Hickey (1st title)
MVP Ed Macauley Saint Louis
National Invitation Tournaments
«1947 1949»

The 1948 National Invitation Tournament was the 1948 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
La Salle
NC State
Saint Louis
Western Kentucky State


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
  Western Kentucky State 68
  La Salle 61
  Western Kentucky State 53
  Saint Louis 60
  Saint Louis 69
  Bowling Green 53
  Saint Louis 65
  NYU 52
  NYU 45
  Texas 43
  NYU 72
  DePaul 59
  DePaul 75
  NC State 64
  • Third Place - Western Kentucky 61, DePaul 59


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