1949 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1949 (1949) NAIA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Hamline (Minn.) (2nd title, 2nd title game,
4th Final Four)
Runner-Up Regis (Colo.) (1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Semifinalists Beloit (Wis.) (1st Final Four)
Indiana State (3rd Final Four)
Chuck Taylor MVP Hal Haskins (Hamline (Minn.))
Attendance unknown
NAIA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1948  1950»

The 1949 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was held in March at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The 12th annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.[1] The championship game featured Hamline University defeating Regis College 57 to 46. Hamline's championship win would make them the first team to win 2 non-consecutive tournaments (1942, and 1949). Regis University in their first tournament appearance would finish as the National Runner-Up, but it would be the highest finish Regis would ever see of the 5 tournament appearances. Regis would make it back to the NAIA Semifinals in 1951, only to finish in 4th place.

Awards and honors[edit]

Many of the records set by the 1949 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
  • All-time scoring leader; third appearance: Harold Haskins, 12th, Hamline (Minn.) (1947,48,49,50), 14 games, 104 field goals, 72 free throws, 280 total points, 20.0 average per game.[2]

1949 NAIA bracket[edit]

First Round Second Round Elite Eight NAIA National Semifinals NAIA National Championship
                             
- Hamline (Minn.) 76
- Arkansas State Teachers 43
- Hamline 83
- Indiana Central 66
- Indiana Central 72
- Central Connecticut 59
- Hamline 80
TOP TIER
- Texas Tech 56
- Texas Tech 79
- Western Montana 43
- Texas Tech 62
- North Dakota 57
- North Dakota 70
- Hawaii 53
- Hamline 52
- Beloit 43
- Southwest Missouri 59
- Portland (Ore.) 56
- Southwest Missouri 47
- Beloit 66
- Beloit (Wis.) 96
- Waynesburg 56
- Beloit 65
TOP TIER
- Eastern Illinois 64
- Eastern Illinois 89
- Miami (Fla.) 73
- Eastern Illinois 81
- San Jose State 75
- San Jose State (Calif.) 63
- Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 52
- Hamline 57
- Regis 46
- Loyola (Md.) 79
- Cedarville (Ohio) 67
- Loyola 58
- Indiana State 78
- Indiana State 60
- Eastern New Mexico 42
- Indiana State 67
BOTTOM TIER
- Emporia State 66
- Iowa State Teachers 65
- Wisconsin-River Falls 64
- Iowa State Teachers 49
- Emporia State 63
- Emporia State (Kan.) 67
- Delta State (Miss.) 57
- Indiana State 45**
- Regis 48
- Regis (Colo.) 71
- Erskine (S.C.) 47
- Regis 53
- St. Thomas 52
- St. Thomas (Minn.) 74
- Peru State (Neb.) 44
- Regis 56
BOTTOM TIER
- Northwestern 51
- Northwestern (La.) 70
- Puget Sound (Wash.) 58
- Northwestern 59
- Brigham Young 57
- Brigham Young (Utah) 79
- Northwestern Oklahoma 50
  •  * denotes each overtime.

3rd place game[edit]

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

NAIA Third Place Game
     
- Beloit 67
- Indiana State 59

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