1986 National Invitation Tournament

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1986 National Invitation Tournament
Season 1985–86
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Ohio State (1st title)
Runner-up Wyoming (1st title game)
Semifinalists Louisiana Tech (1st semifinal)
Florida (1st semifinal)
Winning coach Eldon Miller (1st title)
MVP Brad Sellers Ohio State
National Invitation Tournaments
«1985 1987»

The 1986 National Invitation Tournament was the 1986 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
Boston University
BYU
California
UC Irvine
UCLA
Clemson
Dayton
Drake
Florida
George Mason
Georgia
Lamar
Louisiana Tech
Loyola Marymount
Marquette
McNeese State
Middle Tennessee State
Montana
New Mexico
Northern Arizona
Ohio
Ohio State
Pittsburgh
Providence
SMU
Southern Mississippi
SW Missouri State
Tennessee-Chattanooga
TCU
Texas
Texas A&M
Wyoming

Brackets/Results[edit]

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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Providence 72
  Boston University 69
  Providence 90
  George Mason 71
  George Mason 65
  Lamar 63
  Providence 63
  Louisiana Tech 64
  Louisiana Tech 67
  Northern Arizona 61
  Louisiana Tech 77
  McNeese State 61
  McNeese State 86
  Dayton 75
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Ohio State 65
  Ohio 62
  Ohio State 71
  Texas 65
  Texas 69
  New Mexico 66
  Ohio State 79
  BYU 68
  BYU 67
  SMU 63
  BYU 93
  UC Irvine 80
  UC Irvine 80
  UCLA 74
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Florida 81
  Southern Mississippi 71
  Florida 77
  Texas Christian 75
  Texas Christian 76
  Montana 69
  Florida 54
  SW Missouri State 53
  SW Missouri State 59
  Pittsburgh 52
  SW Missouri State 83
  Marquette 69
  Marquette 79
  Drake 59
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Wyoming 79
  Texas A&M 70
  Wyoming 99
  Loyola Marymount 90
  Loyola Marymount 80
  California 75
  Wyoming 62
  Clemson 57
  Georgia 95
  Tennessee-Chattanooga 81
  Georgia 65
  Clemson 77
  Clemson 99
  Middle Tennessee State 81

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
  Louisiana Tech 66
  Ohio State 79
  Ohio State 73
  Wyoming 63
  Florida 58
  Wyoming 67
  • Third Place - Louisiana Tech 67, Florida 62

References[edit]

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