1938 National Invitation Tournament

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1938 National Invitation Tournament
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsTemple Owls (1st title)
Runner-upColorado Buffaloes (1st title game)
Winning coachJames Usilton (1st title)
MVPDon Shields (Temple)
National Invitation Tournaments

The 1938 National Invitation Tournament was the 1938 edition of the annual NCAA basketball competition. It was the inaugural National Invitational Tournament and was won by Temple.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 6 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants Participants
Bradley Colorado
Long Island NYU
Oklahoma A&M Temple


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
    Oklahoma A&M 55  
      Temple 56  
Temple 53
  Bradley 40  
      Temple 60
    Colorado 36
  Colorado 48
      NYU 47  
NYU 39
  Long Island 37  
Third place game
Oklahoma A&M 37
NYU 24

See also[edit]

1938 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament


  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1930's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 9, 2009. Archived 11/7/09