1978 National Invitation Tournament

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1978 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 16
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Texas (1st title)
Runner-up NC State (1st title game)
Semifinalists Rutgers (2nd semifinal)
Georgetown (1st semifinal)
Winning coach Abe Lemons (1st title)
MVP Jim Krivacs & Ron Baxter Texas
National Invitation Tournaments
«1977 1979»

The 1978 National Invitation Tournament was the 1978 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 16 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Army
Dayton
Detroit
Fairfield
Georgetown
Illinois State
Indiana State
Nebraska
North Carolina State
Rutgers
South Carolina
Temple
Texas
Utah State
VCU
Virginia

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                       
Dayton 108
Fairfield 93
Dayton 62
Georgetown 71
Georgetown 70OT
Virginia 68
Georgetown 85
North Carolina State 86
North Carolina State 83
South Carolina 70
North Carolina State 84
Detroit 77
Detroit 94
VCU 86
North Carolina State 93
Texas 101
Texas 72
Temple 58
Texas 67
Nebraska 48
Nebraska 67
Utah State 66
Texas 96
Rutgers 76
Rutgers 72
Army 70
Rutgers 57
Indiana State 56
Indiana State 73
Illinois State 71
  • Third Place - Rutgers 85, Georgetown 72

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1970's) at nit.org, URL accessed November 7, 2009. Archived 11/7/09