1947 National Invitation Tournament

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1947 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 8
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Utah Utes (1st title)
Runner-up Kentucky Wildcats (2nd title game)
Winning coach Vadal Peterson (1st title)
MVP Vern Gardner (Utah)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1946 1948»

The 1947 National Invitation Tournament was the 1947 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

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

Long Island
NC State
St. John's
West Virginia


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Utah 45
Duquesne 44
Utah 64
West Virginia 62
West Virginia 69
Bradley 60
Utah 49
Kentucky 45
Kentucky 66
Long Island 62
Kentucky 60
NC State 42
NC State 61
St. John's 55
Third place game
West Virginia 52
NC State 64

See also[edit]


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