On This Date 3/16/1938

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Temple wins the inaugural National Invitation Tournament, beating Colorado 60-36 at Madison Square Garden. The tournament founded by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers is the first for top-level college basketball programs. The first tournament featured just six teams with all games at the Garden, with LIU-Brooklyn, New York University, Oklahoma A&M, and Bradley being the other four teams. The NCAA would follow suit and begin their own tournament a year later.