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Yes. In 1942 West Virginia University won the National Basketball Championship. Although the NCAA might prefer that people forget, in 1942 the NIT was the tournament deciding the National Championship. The NCAA tournament was only 3 years old and teams consistently chose the NIT over the NCAA, as they do the NCAA over the NIT today. WVU finished 16-4 and was one of the 8 teams invited to the NIT, held at Madison Square Garden. They beat Western Kentucky in the final game 47-45 to win the NIT and claim to the National Basketball Championship.

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