1938 National Invitation Tournament

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1938 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 6
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Temple (1st title)
Runner-up Colorado (1st title game)
Winning coach James Usilton (1st title)
MVP Don Shields Temple
National Invitation Tournaments

The 1938 National Invitation Tournament was the 1938 edition of the annual NCAA basketball competition. It was the inaugural National Invitational Tournament and was won by Temple.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 6 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants Participants
Bradley Colorado
Long Island NYU
Oklahoma A&M Temple


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Oklahoma A&M 55  
       Temple 56  
   Temple 53
     Bradley 40  
       Temple 60
     Colorado 36
   Colorado 48
       NYU 47  
   NYU 39
     Long Island 37  

Third place game
Oklahoma A&M 37
NYU 24


  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1930's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 9, 2009. Archived 11/7/09

See Also[edit]

1938 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament