1945 National Invitation Tournament
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1945 National Invitation Tournament
1945 National Invitation Tournament
Teams8
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsDePaul Blue Demons (1st title)
Runner-upBowling Green Falcons (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachRay Meyer (1st title)
MVPGeorge Mikan (DePaul)

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

Selected teams

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

Bracket

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 game
   
Rhode Island 57
St. John's 64

See also

References

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

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