1950 National Invitation Tournament

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1950 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions CCNY (1st title)
Runner-up Bradley (1st title game)
Semifinalists St. John's (5th semifinal)
Duquesne (2nd semifinal)
Winning coach Nat Holman (1st title)
MVP Ed Warner CCNY
National Invitation Tournaments
«1949 1951»

The 1950 National Invitation Tournament was the 1950 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. For the only time in history, the same school won both the NIT and NCAA tournaments as CCNY took both championships, beating Bradley in both finals. Four participants in the 1950 NIT (Bradley, CCNY, Kentucky and Long Island University) were later implicated in the CCNY point shaving scandal.

Selected teams[edit]

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

La Salle
Long Island
St. John's
San Francisco
Western Kentucky


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
 Western Kentucky 79  
 Niagara 72  
   Western Kentucky 46  
     St. John's 65  
   St. John's 72  
   Bradley 82  
   Bradley 78
     Syracuse 66  
 Syracuse 80
 Long Island 52  
   Bradley 61
   CCNY 69
 La Salle 72  
 Arizona 66  
   La Salle 47
     Duquesne 49  
   Duquesne 52
   CCNY 62  
   Kentucky 50
     CCNY 89  
 CCNY 65
 San Francisco 46  
  • Third Place - St. John's 69, Duquesne 67


  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1950's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 8, 2009. Archived 11/7/09