1995 National Invitation Tournament

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1995 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Virginia Tech (2nd title)
Runner-up Marquette (3rd title game)
Semifinalists Penn State (2nd semifinal)
Canisius (2nd semifinal)
Winning coach Bill Foster (1st title)
MVP Shawn Smith Virginia Tech
National Invitation Tournaments
«1994 1996»

The 1995 National Invitation Tournament was the 1995 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. The 1995 tournament was notable for the roster size of eventual champion Virginia Tech - injuries prior to and during the tournament meant the Hokies won some games with as few as six active players.

Selected teams[edit]

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

Participants
Auburn
Bradley
Canisius
Charleston
Clemson
Colorado
Coppin State
DePaul
Eastern Michigan
George Washington
Georgia
Illinois State
Iowa
Marquette
Miami (FL)
Montana
Nebraska
New Mexico State
Ohio
Penn State
Providence
St. Bonaventure
St. John's
St. Joseph's
Seton Hall
South Florida
Southern Mississippi
UTEP
Texas Tech
Utah State
Virginia Tech
Washington State

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
  Charleston 67
  Providence 78
  Virginia Tech 91
  Virginia Tech 62
  Clemson 54
  Virginia Tech 64
  New Mexico State 61
  UTEP 90
  Montana 60
  UTEP 89
  New Mexico State 92
  New Mexico State 97
  Colorado 83
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Bradley 86
  Eastern Michigan 85
  Bradley 53
  Canisius 55
  Canisius 83
  Seton Hall 71
  Canisius 99
  Washington State 80
  Washington State 94
  Texas Tech 82
  Washington State 83
  Illinois State 80
  Illinois State 93
  Utah State 87
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  South Florida 74
  St. John's 68
  South Florida 75
  Coppin State 59
  Coppin State 75
  St. Joseph's 68
  South Florida 60
  Marquette 67
  Marquette 68
  Auburn 61
  Marquette 70
  St. Bonaventure 61
  St. Bonaventure 75
  Southern Mississippi 70
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Iowa 96
  DePaul 87
  Iowa 66
  Ohio 62
  Ohio 83
  George Washington 71
  Iowa 64
  Penn State 67
  Nebraska 69
  Georgia 61
  Nebraska 59
  Penn State 65
  Penn State 62
  Miami (FL) 56

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
  Virginia Tech 71
  Canisius 59
  Virginia Tech 65
  Marquette 64
  Marquette 81
  Penn State 79
  • Third Place - Penn State 66, Canisius 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1990's) at nit.org, URL accessed November 7, 2009. Archived 11/6/09