1949 National Invitation Tournament

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1949 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions San Francisco (1st title)
Runner-up Loyola-Chicago (2nd title game)
Semifinalists Bowling Green (2nd semifinal)
Bradley (2nd semifinal)
Winning coach Pete Newell (1st title)
MVP Don Lofgran San Francisco
National Invitation Tournaments
«1948 1950»

The 1949 National Invitation Tournament was the 1949 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 12 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Bowling Green
Bradley
CCNY
Kentucky
Loyola (IL)
Manhattan
NYU
St. John's
Saint Louis
San Francisco
Utah
Western Kentucky

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
 Loyola 62  
 CCNY 47  
   Loyola 61  
     Kentucky 56  
      
        
   Loyola 55  
   Bradley 50  
        
        
   Western Kentucky 86
     Bradley 95  
 Bradley 89
 NYU 67  
   Loyola 47
   San Francisco 48
 San Francisco 68  
 Manhattan 43  
   San Francisco 64
     Utah 63  
      
        
   San Francisco 49
   Bowling Green 39  
        
        
   Saint Louis 74
     Bowling Green 80  
 Bowling Green 77
 St. John's 64  
  • Third Place - Bowling Green 82, Bradley 77

References[edit]

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