1951 National Invitation Tournament

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1951 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions BYU (1st title)
Runner-up Dayton (1st title game)
Semifinalists St. John's (6th semifinal)
Seton Hall (2nd semifinal)
Winning coach Stan Watts (1st title)
MVP Roland Minson BYU
National Invitation Tournaments
«1950 1952»

The 1951 National Invitation Tournament was the 1951 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 12 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

La Salle
Lawrence Tech
NC State
St. Bonaventure
St. John's
Saint Louis
Seton Hall


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
 Saint Louis 73  
 La Salle 61  
   Saint Louis 68  
     BYU 75  
   BYU 69  
   Seton Hall 59  
   NC State 59
     Seton Hall 71  
 Seton Hall 71
 Beloit 57  
   BYU 62
   Dayton 43
 St. Bonaventure 70  
 Cincinnati 67  
   St. Bonaventure 58
     St. John's 60  
   St. John's 62
   Dayton 69  
   Arizona 68
     Dayton 74  
 Dayton 77
 Lawrence Tech 71  
  • Third Place - St. John's 70, Seton Hall 68


  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1950's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 8, 2009. Archived 11/7/09