1980 National Invitation Tournament

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1980 National Invitation Tournament
Season 1979–80
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Virginia (1st title)
Runner-up Minnesota (1st title game)
Semifinalists Illinois (1st semifinal)
UNLV (1st semifinal)
Winning coach Terry Holland (1st title)
MVP Ralph Sampson Virginia
National Invitation Tournaments
«1979 1981»

The 1980 National Invitation Tournament was the 1980 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 32 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Alabama
Alabama-Birmingham
Boston College
Boston University
Bowling Green
Connecticut
Duquesne
Grambling
Illinois
Illinois State
Jacksonville
Lafayette
Long Beach State
Louisiana-Lafayette
Loyola (IL)
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Murray State
Nebraska
Penn State
Pepperdine
Pittsburgh
St. Joseph's
Saint Peter's
Texas
UTEP
UNLV
Virginia
Washington
West Texas State
Wichita State

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below are the four first round brackets, along with the four-team championship bracket.[1]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  UNLV 93
  Washington 73
  UNLV 90
  Long Beach State 81
  Long Beach State 104
  Pepperdine 87
  UNLV 67
  Saint Peter's 63
  Duquesne 65
  Pittsburgh 63
  Duquesne 33
  Saint Peter's 34
  Saint Peter's 71
  Connecticut 56
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Virginia 67
  Lafayette 56
  Virginia 57
  Boston College 55
  Boston College 95
  Boston University 74
  Virginia 79
  Michigan 68
  Michigan 76
  Nebraska 69
  Michigan 75
  UTEP 65
  UTEP 58
  Wichita State 56
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Minnesota 64
  Bowling Green 50
  Minnesota 58
  Mississippi 56
  Mississippi 76
  Grambling 74
  Minnesota 94
  Louisiana-Lafayette 73
  Texas 70
  St. Joseph's 61
  Texas 76
  Louisiana-Lafayette 77
  Louisiana-Lafayette 74
  Alabama-Birmingham 72
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Illinois 105
  Loyola 87
  Illinois 75
  Illinois State 65
  Illinois State 80
  West Texas State 63
  Illinois 65
  Murray State 63
  Alabama 53
  Penn State 49
  Alabama 62
  Murray State 70
  Murray State 53
  Jacksonville 49

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
  UNLV 71
  Virginia 90
  Virginia 58
  Minnesota 55
  Minnesota 65
  Illinois 63
  • Third Place - Illinois 84, UNLV 74

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1980's) at nit.org, URL accessed November 7, 2009. Archived 11/7/09