1950 National Invitation Tournament

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1950 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions CCNY Beavers (1st title)
Runner-up Bradley Braves (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Nat Holman (1st title)
MVP Ed Warner (CCNY)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1949 1951»

The 1950 National Invitation Tournament was the 1950 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. For the only time in history, the same school won both the NIT and NCAA tournaments as CCNY took both championships, beating Bradley in both finals. Four participants in the 1950 NIT (Bradley, CCNY, Kentucky and Long Island University) were later implicated in the CCNY point shaving scandal.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 12 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Arizona
Bradley
CCNY
Duquesne
Kentucky
La Salle
Long Island
Niagara
St. John's
San Francisco
Syracuse
Western Kentucky

Bracket[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
Western Kentucky 79  
Niagara 72  
  Western Kentucky 46  
    St. John's 65  
     
       
  St. John's 72  
  Bradley 82  
       
       
  Bradley 78
    Syracuse 66  
Syracuse 80
Long Island 52  
  Bradley 61
  CCNY 69
La Salle 72  
Arizona 66  
  La Salle 47
    Duquesne 49  
     
       
  Duquesne 52
  CCNY 62  
       
       
  Kentucky 50
    CCNY 89  
CCNY 65
San Francisco 46  
Third place game
   
St. John's 69
Duquesne 67

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1950's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 8, 2009. Archived 11/7/09