NCAA & NIT Tournament Teams
(In alphabetical order)
|Before Tourns||Head Coach||Final Record|
|Okla. A&M||25–2||Hank Iba||26–3|
|St. John's||15–3||Joe Lapchick||15–4|
|Western Ky.||24–5||Ed Diddle||24–6|
Note: Colorado won the NIT and Indiana won the NCAAs. Colorado and Duquesne played in both tourneys.
|Major Conference Champions||1940 College Basketball Recap||NCAA Tournament|