1939 National Invitation Tournament

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1939 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 6
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Long Island-Brooklyn Blackbirds (1st title)
Runner-up Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (1st title game)
Winning coach Clair Bee (1st title)
MVP Bill Lloyd (St. John's)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1938 1940»

Selected teams[edit]

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

Participants Participants
Bradley Long Island
Loyola (IL) New Mexico A&M
Roanoke St. John's


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Bradley 32  
      Long Island 36  
  Long Island 52
    New Mexico A&M 45  
      Long Island 44
    Loyola 32
  Loyola 51
      St. John's 46  
  St. John's 71
    Roanoke 47  
Third place game
Bradley 40
St. John's 35

See also[edit]


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