1945 National Invitation Tournament

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1945 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 8
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions DePaul (1st title)
Runner-up Bowling Green (1st title game)
Winning coach Ray Meyer (1st title)
MVP George Mikan DePaul
National Invitation Tournaments
«1944 1946»

The 1945 National Invitation Tournament was the 1945 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 8 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Bowling Green
Rhode Island
St. John's
West Virginia


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
  Rhode Island 51
  Tennessee 44
  Rhode Island 53
  DePaul 97
  DePaul 76
  West Virginia 52
  DePaul 71
  Bowling Green 54
  Bowling Green 60
  RPI 45
  Bowling Green 57
  St. John's 44
  St. John's 34
  Muhlenberg 33
  • Third Place - St. John's 64, Rhode Island 57


  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1940's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 9, 2009. Archived 11/7/09