1946 National Invitation Tournament

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1946 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 8
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Kentucky Wildcays (1st title)
Runner-up Rhode Island Rams (1st title game)
Winning coach Adolph Rupp (1st title)
MVP Ernie Calverley (Rhode Island)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1945 1947»

The 1946 National Invitation Tournament was the 1946 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 82
Bowling Green 79
Rhode Island 59
Muhlenberg 49
Muhlenberg 47
Syracuse 41
Rhode Island 45
Kentucky 46
West Virginia 70
St. John's 58
West Virginia 51
Kentucky 59
Kentucky 77
Arizona 53
Third place game
Muhlenberg 40
West Virginia 65

See also[edit]


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