1945 National Invitation Tournament

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1945 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 8
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions DePaul Blue Demons (1st title)
Runner-up Bowling Green Falcons (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 game
Rhode Island 57
St. John's 64

See also[edit]


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