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1941 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 8
Finals Site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Wisconsin (1st title)
Runner-Up Washington State (1st title game)
Semifinalists Arkansas (1st Final Four)
Pittsburgh (1st Final Four)
Winning Coach Bud Foster (1st title)
MOP John Kotz Wisconsin
Attendance 48,055
Top scorer Johnny Adams Arkansas
(48 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1940  1942»

The 1941 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 21, 1941, and ended with the championship game on March 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. A total of 9 games were played, including a third place game in each region.

Wisconsin, coached by Bud Foster, won the national title with a 39-34 victory in the final game over Washington State, coached by Jack Friel. John Kotz of Wisconsin was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.



Region Site Other Locations
East Madison, Wisconsin
West Kansas City, Missouri
Finals Kansas City, Missouri


Region Seed Team Coach Conference Finished Final Opponent Score
East n/a Dartmouth O. B. Cowles Ivy League Regional Third Place North Carolina W 60-59
East n/a North Carolina Bill Lange Southern Regional Fourth Place Dartmouth L 60-59
East n/a Pittsburgh Henry Carlson Eastern National Semifinals Wisconsin L 36-30
East n/a Wisconsin Bud Foster Big Ten Champion Washington State W 39-34
West n/a Arkansas Glen Rose Southwest National Semifinals Washington State L 64-53
West n/a Creighton Eddie Hickey Independent Regional Third Place Wyoming W 45-44
West n/a Washington State Jack Friel Pacific Coast Runner Up Wisconsin L 39-34
West n/a Wyoming Everett Shelton Skyline Regional Fourth Place Creighton L 45-44


  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Wisconsin 51  
   Dartmouth 50  
     Wisconsin 36  
     Pittsburgh 30  
   Pittsburgh 26
     North Carolina 20  
       Wisconsin 39
     Washington St 34
     Arkansas 52  
   Wyoming 40  
     Arkansas 53
     Washington St 64  
   Washington St 48
     Creighton 39  

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