1988 National Invitation Tournament

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1988 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Connecticut (1st title)
Runner-up Ohio State (2nd title game)
Semifinalists Colorado State (1st semifinal)
Boston College (3rd semifinal)
Winning coach Jim Calhoun (1st title)
MVP Phil Gamble Connecticut
National Invitation Tournaments
«1987 1989»

The 1988 National Invitation Tournament was the 1988 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
Arkansas-Little Rock
Arkansas State
Boston College
Clemson
Cleveland State
Colorado State
Connecticut
Evansville
Fordham
Georgia
Georgia Southern
Houston
Illinois State
Long Beach State
Louisiana Tech
Marshall
Middle Tennessee State
New Mexico
New Orleans
Northeast Louisiana
Ohio State
Old Dominion
Oregon
Pepperdine
Santa Clara
Siena
Southern Mississippi
Stanford
Tennessee
Utah
VCU
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
                 
  Evansville 66
  Utah 55
  Evansville 81
  Boston College 88
  Boston College 73
  Siena 65
  Boston College 78
  Middle Tennessee State 69
  Georgia 53
  Georgia Southern 48
  Georgia 54
  Middle Tennessee State 69
  Middle Tennessee State 85
  Tennessee 80
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Connecticut 62
  West Virginia 57
  Connecticut 65
  LA Tech 59
  LA Tech 66
  Arkansas-Little Rock 56
  Connecticut 69
  VCU 60
  VCU 81
  Marshall 80
  VCU 93
  Southern Mississippi 89
  Southern Mississippi 74
  Clemson 69
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Ohio State 86
  Old Dominion 73
  Ohio State 86
  Cleveland State 80
  Cleveland State 89
  Illinois State 83
  Ohio State 68
  New Mexico 65
  New Mexico 86
  Pepperdine 75
  New Mexico 78
  Oregon 59
  Oregon 81
  Santa Clara 65
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Colorado State 63
  New Orleans 54
  Colorado State 71
  Houston 61
  Houston 69
  Fordham 61
  Colorado State 69
  Arkansas State 49
  Stanford 80
  Long Beach State 77
  Stanford 59
  Arkansas State 60
  Arkansas State 70
  Northeast Louisiana 54

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
  Boston College 67
  Connecticut 73
  Connecticut 72
  Ohio State 67
  Ohio State 64
  Colorado State 62
  • Third Place - Colorado State 58, Boston College 57

References[edit]

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