|The 1st National College Basketball Tournament was the NIT Tournament in 1938|
There were six teams invited to the tournament
Ben Carnevale played for New York University (NYU).
|NYU would win the quarterfinal verses Long Island 39-37|
Ben Carnevale scored 10 points
|NYU would lose the semi-final to Colorado 48-47|
Ben Carnevale made a shot with 25 seconds left to give NYU the lead.
But Colorado won in dramatic fashion in the very last seconds
|Temple won the NIT Final while NYU lost the game for 3rd Place|
|All articles above are from The New York Times|
|From his playing days at NYU, only the (very unique) photo above survives.
That is Ben leaning over - wearing number 3.