1938 National Invitation Tournament

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1938 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 6
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Temple Owls (1st title)
Runner-up Colorado Buffaloes (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

See also[edit]

1938 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament


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