1941 NCAA Basketball Tournament
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1941 NCAA Basketball Tournament
1941 NCAA Basketball Tournament
Teams8
Finals siteMunicipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
ChampionsWisconsin Badgers (1st title, 1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Runner-upWashington State Cougars (1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Semifinalists
Winning coachBud Foster (1st title)
MOPJohn Kotz (Wisconsin)
Attendance48,055
Top scorerJohn Adams Arkansas
(48 points)

The 1941 NCAA Basketball Tournament involved eight schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA college basketball. It began on March 21, 1941, and ended with the championship game on March 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. A total of nine games were played, including a third place game in both regions.

Wisconsin, coached by Bud Foster, won the national title with a 39-34 victory in the final over Washington State, coached by Jack Friel. John Kotz of Wisconsin was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Locations

The following are the sites selected to host each round of the 1941 tournament:

Regionals

March 21 and 22
East Regional, Wisconsin Field House, Madison, Wisconsin
West Regional, Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri

Championship Game

March 29
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri

For the second straight year, the Municipal Auditorium hosted both the West Regional games and the Championship game, making it the first arena to repeat as host. The East Regional was held on a different college campus for the third straight year, this time at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. This marked the first of two times the Wisconsin Field House hosted games, and first of three times the University has, hosting at its replacement, the Kohl Center, in 2002.

Teams

East Regional - Madison
School Coach Conference Record
Dartmouth Osborne Cowles EIBL 18-4
North Carolina Bill Lange Southern 19-7
Pittsburgh Doc Carlson Independent 12-5
Wisconsin Bud Foster Big Ten 17-3

Bracket

Quarterfinals
Friday, March 21
Semifinals
Saturday, March 22
Final
Saturday, March 29
         
Wisconsin 51
Dartmouth 50
Wisconsin 36
Pittsburgh 30
Pittsburgh 26
North Carolina 20
Wisconsin 39
Washington State 34
Arkansas 52
Wyoming 40
Arkansas 53
Washington State 64
Washington State 48
Creighton 39

Regional Third Place

Source:[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "1941 NCAA Basketball Tournament". College Basketball Reference. Retrieved 2018.

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