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Encyclopedia > 1948 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

The 1948 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 8 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 19, 1948, and ended with the championship game on March 23 in New York City, New York. A total of 10 games were played. A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... College basketball refers to the American basketball league organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. History The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1892. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... New York, New York redirects here. ...


Kentucky, coached by Adolph Rupp, won the national title with a 58-42 victory in the final game over Baylor, coached by Bill Henderson. Alex Groza of Kentucky was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Adolph Friedrich Rupp (September 2, 1901–December 10, 1977) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American college basketball. ... Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated university located in Waco, Texas. ... Inspector William Henderson is a supporting character in various Superman continuities. ... Alex John Groza (October 7, 1926 – January 21, 1995) was a basketball player who was banned from the NBA for life in 1951 for point shaving. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... At the conclusion of the NCAA mens and womens Division I basketball championships (the Final Four tournaments), the Associated Press selects a Most Outstanding Player. ...

Contents


Locations

Region Site Other Locations
East New York City, New York
West Kansas City, Missouri
Finals New York City, New York

New York, New York redirects here. ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of the Nation Official website: http://www. ... New York, New York redirects here. ...

Teams

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East n/a Columbia Gordon Ridings Regional Fourth Place Michigan L 66-49
East n/a Holy Cross Doggie Julian Third Place Kansas State W 60-54
East n/a Kentucky Adolph Rupp Champion Baylor W 58-42
East n/a Michigan Osborne Cowles Regional Third Place Columbia W 66-49
West
West n/a Baylor Bill Henderson Runner Up Kentucky L 58-42
West n/a Kansas State Jack Gardner Fourth Place Holy Cross L 60-54
West n/a Washington Art McLarney Regional Third Place Wyoming W 57-47
West n/a Wyoming Everett Shelton Regional Fourth Place Washington L 57-47

This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... Not to be confused with Holy Cross College (Indiana) The College of the Holy Cross is an exclusively undergraduate Jesuit college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Holy Cross is the oldest Jesuit college in Massachusetts and one of the oldest in the United States. ... Alvin F. Doggie Julian (b. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Adolph Friedrich Rupp (September 2, 1901–December 10, 1977) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American college basketball. ... Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated university located in Waco, Texas. ... This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated university located in Waco, Texas. ... Inspector William Henderson is a supporting character in various Superman continuities. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ... There are different people named Jack Gardner: Jack Gardner, a college basketball coach. ... Not to be confused with Holy Cross College (Indiana) The College of the Holy Cross is an exclusively undergraduate Jesuit college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Holy Cross is the oldest Jesuit college in Massachusetts and one of the oldest in the United States. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a major public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... Welcome to The University of Wyoming The University of Wyoming, nestled on Wyomings high plains between the Laramie and Snowy Mountain ranges, is one of the most unique institutions of higher education in America. ... Welcome to The University of Wyoming The University of Wyoming, nestled on Wyomings high plains between the Laramie and Snowy Mountain ranges, is one of the most unique institutions of higher education in America. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a major public research university in Seattle, Washington. ...

Bracket

  Kentucky 76 Columbia 53  Kentucky 60  Holy Cross 63 Holy Cross 52  Kentucky 58 Michigan 45  Kansas St 58 Wyoming 48 Kansas St 52 Baylor 42  Baylor 64  Baylor 60 Washington 62 

External links

  • 1948 NCAA Basketball Tournament on Shrp Sports (source for the bracket)
  • HoopsTournament.Net, source for much of the information on this page.


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