1985 National Invitation Tournament

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1985 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions UCLA (1st title)
Runner-up Indiana (2nd title game)
Semifinalists Tennessee (2nd semifinal)
Louisville (2nd semifinal)
Winning coach Walt Hazzard (1st title)
MVP Reggie Miller UCLA
National Invitation Tournaments
«1984 1986»

The 1985 National Invitation Tournament was the 1985 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. The tournament began on Tuesday, March 12, 1985 and ended when UCLA defeated Indiana in the NIT championship game on Friday, March 29, 1985 at Madison Square Garden.

Selected teams[edit]

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

Participants
Alcorn State
Bradley
Butler
Canisius
Chattanooga
Cincinnati
Clemson
Florida
Fordham
Fresno State
Houston
Indiana
Kent State
Lamar
Louisiana-Lafayette
Louisville
Marquette
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New Mexico
Richmond
St. Joseph's
Santa Clara
South Florida
Tennessee
Tennessee Tech
Texas A&M
UCLA
Virginia
Wake Forest
West Virginia

Brackets/Results[edit]

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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Tennessee 65
  Tennessee Tech 62
  Tennessee 73
  Louisiana-Lafayette 72
  Louisiana-Lafayette 65
  Florida 64
  Tennessee 61
  Virginia 54
  Virginia 56
  West Virginia 55
  Virginia 68
  St. Joseph's 61
  St. Joseph's 68
  Missouri 67
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Indiana 79
  Butler 57
  Indiana 75
  Richmond 53
  Richmond 59
  Fordham 57
  Indiana 94
  Marquette 82
  Cincinnati 77
  Kent State 61
  Cincinnati 54
  Marquette 56
  Marquette 77
  Bradley 68
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  UCLA 78
  Montana 47
  UCLA 82
  Nebraska 63
  Nebraska 79
  Canisius 66
  UCLA 53
  Fresno State 43
  Fresno State 79
  Santa Clara 76
  Fresno State 66
  New Mexico 55
  New Mexico 80
  Texas A&M 67
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Louisville 77
  Alcorn State 75
  Louisville 68
  South Florida 61
  South Florida 77
  Wake Forest 66
  Louisville 71
  Chattanooga 66
  Lamar 78
  Houston 71
  Lamar 84
  Chattanooga 85
  Chattanooga 67
  Clemson 65

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals (March 27) Finals (March 29)
           
  Tennessee 67
  Indiana 74
  Indiana 62
  UCLA 65
  UCLA 75
  Louisville 66
  • Third Place - Tennessee 100, Louisville 84

References[edit]

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