1987 National Invitation Tournament

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1987 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Southern Mississippi (1st title)
Runner-up La Salle (2nd title game)
Semifinalists Nebraska (2nd semifinal)
Arkansas-Little Rock (1st semifinal)
Winning coach M. K. Turk (1st title)
MVP Randolph Keys Southern Miss
National Invitation Tournaments
«1986 1988»

The 1987 National Invitation Tournament was the 1987 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
Akron
Arkansas
Arkansas-Little Rock
Arkansas State
Baylor
Boise State
California
Cal State Fullerton
Chattanooga
Cleveland State
Florida State
Illinois State
Jacksonville
James Madison
La Salle
Marquette
Mississippi
Montana State
Nebraska
New Mexico
Niagara
Oregon State
Rhode Island
Saint Louis
Saint Peter's
Seton Hall
Southern Mississippi
Stephen F. Austin
Utah
Vanderbilt
Villanova
Washington

Brackets/Results[edit]

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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Niagara 74
  Seton Hall 65
  Niagara 81
  La Salle 89
  La Salle 86
  Villanova 84
  La Salle 70
  Illinois State 50
  Cleveland State 92
  Chattanooga 73
  Cleveland State 77
  Illinois State 79
  Illinois State 79
  Akron 72
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Arkansas-Little Rock 42
  Baylor 41
  Arkansas-Little Rock 54
  Stephen F. Austin 48
  Stephen F. Austin 70
  James Madison 63
  Arkansas-Little Rock 80
  California 73
  Oregon State 85
  New Mexico 82
  Oregon State 62
  California 65
  California 72
  Cal State Fullerton 68
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Vanderbilt 74
  Jacksonville 72
  Vanderbilt 109
  Florida State 92
  Florida State 107
  Rhode Island 92
  Vanderbilt 88
  Southern Mississippi 95
  Saint Louis 76
  Saint Peter's 60
  Saint Louis 78
  Southern Mississippi 83
  Southern Mississippi 93
  Mississippi 75
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Nebraska 78
  Marquette 76
  Nebraska 78
  Arkansas 71
  Arkansas 67
  Arkansas State 64
  Nebraska 81
  Washington 76
  Washington 98
  Montana State 90
  Washington 73
  Boise State 68
  Boise State 62
  Utah 61

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
  La Salle 92
  Arkansas-Little Rock 73
  La Salle 80
  Southern Mississippi 84
  Southern Mississippi 82
  Nebraska 75
  • Third Place - Nebraska 76, Arkansas-Little Rock 67

References[edit]

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