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1942 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 8
Finals Site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Stanford (1st title)
Runner-Up Dartmouth (1st title game)
Semifinalists Colorado (1st Final Four)
Kentucky (1st Final Four)
Winning Coach Everett Dean (1st title)
MOP Howie Dallmar Stanford
Attendance 24,373
Top scorers Chet Palmer Rice
Jim Pollard Stanford
(43 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1941  1943»

The 1942 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 20, 1942, and ended with the championship game on March 28 in Kansas City, Missouri. A total of 9 games were played, including a third place game in each region.

Stanford, coached by Everett Dean, won the national title with a 53-38 victory in the final game over Dartmouth, coached by O. B. Cowles. Howie Dallmar of Stanford was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Everett Dean remains, to this day, the only coach to have never lost an NCAA tournament game, going 3-0 in his lone appearance.



Region Site Other Locations
East New Orleans, Louisiana
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 Runner Up Stanford L 53-38
East n/a Illinois Doug Mills Big Ten Regional Fourth Place Penn State L 41-34
East n/a Kentucky Adolph Rupp SEC National Semifinals Dartmouth L 47-28
East n/a Penn State John Lawther Independent Regional Third Place Illinois W 41-34
West n/a Colorado Frosty Cox Skyline National Semifinals Stanford L 46-35
West n/a Kansas Phog Allen Big Eight Regional Third Place Rice W 55-53
West n/a Rice Buster Brannon Southwest Regional Fourth Place Kansas L 55-53
West n/a Stanford Everett Dean Pacific Coast Champion Dartmouth W 53-38


  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Dartmouth 44  
   Penn State 39  
     Dartmouth 47  
     Kentucky 28  
   Kentucky 46
     Illinois 44  
       Dartmouth 38
     Stanford 53
     Stanford 53  
   Rice 47  
     Stanford 46
     Colorado 35  
   Colorado 46
     Kansas 44  

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