1942 NCAA Basketball Tournament

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1942 NCAA Basketball Tournament
Teams 8
Finals site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Stanford (1st title, 1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Runner-up Dartmouth (1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Winning coach Everett Dean (1st title)
MOP Howie Dallmar Stanford
Attendance 24,373
Top scorers Chet Palmer Rice
Jim Pollard Stanford
(43 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1941 1943»

The 1942 NCAA Basketball Tournament involved 8 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 20, 1942, and ended with the championship game on March 28 in Kansas City, Missouri. A total of 9 games were played, including a third place game in each region.

Stanford, coached by Everett Dean, won the national title with a 53–38 victory in the final game over Dartmouth, coached by O. B. Cowles. Howie Dallmar of Stanford was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Everett Dean is the only coach to have never lost an NCAA tournament game. Dean was 3-0 in his lone appearance.


The following were the sites selected to host each round of the 1942 tournament:


March 20 and 21
East Regional, Tulane Gym, New Orleans, Louisiana
West Regional, Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri

Championship Game[edit]

March 28
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri


East Regional - New Orleans
School Coach Conference Record
Dartmouth Osborne Cowles EIBL 20–3
Illinois Doug Mills Big Ten 18–3
Kentucky Adolph Rupp SEC 18–5
Penn State John Lawther Independent 17–2
West Regional - Kansas City
School Coach Conference Record
Colorado Frosty Cox Mountain States 15–1
Kansas Phog Allen Big Six 16–4
Rice Buster Brannon Southwest 22–3
Stanford Everett Dean Pacific Coast 25–4


Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
  Dartmouth 44
  Penn State 39
  Dartmouth 47
  Kentucky 28
  Kentucky 46
  Illinois 44
  Dartmouth 38
  Stanford 53
  Stanford 53
  Rice 47
  Stanford 46
  Colorado 35
  Colorado 46
  Kansas 44

Regional Third Place[edit]

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