1961 National Invitation Tournament

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1961 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Providence (1st title)
Runner-up Saint Louis (2nd title game)
Semifinalists Holy Cross (2nd semifinal)
Dayton (6th semifinal)
Winning coach Joe Mullaney (1st title)
MVP Vin Ernst Providence
National Invitation Tournaments
«1960 1962»

The 1961 National Invitation Tournament was the 1961 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

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

Participants
Army
Colorado State
Dayton
DePaul
Detroit
Holy Cross
Memphis
Miami (FL)
Niagara
Providence
Saint Louis
Temple

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
 Saint Louis 58  
 Miami (FL) 56  
   Saint Louis 59  
     Colorado State 53  
      
        
   Saint Louis 67  
   Dayton 60  
        
        
   Dayton 62
     Temple 60  
 Temple 79
 Army 66  
   Saint Louis 59
   Providence 62
 Holy Cross 86  
 Detroit 82  
   Holy Cross 81
     Memphis 69  
      
        
   Holy Cross 83
   Providence 90  
        
        
   Niagara 68
     Providence 71  
 Providence 73
 DePaul 67  
  • Third Place - Holy Cross 85, Dayton 67

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1960's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 8, 2009. Archived 11/7/09