1950 NCAA Men's Division I 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 23, 1950, and ended with the championship game on March 28 in New York City, New York. A total of 10 games were played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game.
CCNY, coached by Nat Holman, won the national title with a 71-68 victory in the final game over Bradley, coached by Forddy Anderson. Irwin Dambrot of CCNY was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. CCNY became the only team to ever win both the NIT and NCAA tournaments in the same year. Because of participation changes, this currently cannot happen. CCNY is also the only championship team which is not currently a member of Division I, having dropped down to Division III following the CCNY point shaving scandal of 1950-51.
The 1950 tournament was the last tournament to feature eight teams. The field would expand to sixteen teams the next year.
Locations [ edit ]
The following are the sites selected to host each round of the 1950 tournament:
Regionals [ edit ]
March 23, 24, and 25
East Regional, Madison Square Garden, New York, New York March 23 and 25
West Regional, Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri
Championship Game [ edit ]
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Bracket [ edit ]
N.C. State 87
N.C. State 53
Regional Third Place Games [ edit ]
East Regional Third Place
West Regional Third Place
Point shaving scandal [ edit ]
Further reading [ edit ]
Cohen, Stanley (2001). The Game They Played. New York: Carroll & Graf. ISBN 0-7867-0821-2.
See also [ edit ]