1996 National Invitation Tournament

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1996 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Nebraska (1st title)
Runner-up St. Joseph's (1st title game)
Semifinalists Tulane (1st semifinal)
Alabama (4th semifinal)
Winning coach Danny Nee (1st title)
MVP Erick Strickland Nebraska
National Invitation Tournaments
«1995 1997»

The 1996 National Invitation Tournament was the 1996 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
Alabama
Arkansas-Little Rock
Auburn
Charleston
Colorado State
Davidson
Fairfield
Fresno State
Gonzaga
Illinois
Illinois State
Iona
Manhattan
Marist
Miami (OH)
Michigan State
Minnesota
Missouri
Mount St. Mary's
Murray State
Nebraska
Providence
Rhode Island
St. Joseph's
Saint Louis
South Carolina
Tennessee
Tulane
Vanderbilt
Washington
Washington State
Wisconsin

Brackets/Results[edit]

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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Wisconsin 55
  Manhattan 42
  Wisconsin 62
  Illinois State 77
  Illinois State 73
  Mount St. Mary's 49
  Illinois State 72
  Tulane 83
  Minnesota 68
  Saint Louis 52
  Minnesota 65
  Tulane 84
  Tulane 87
  Auburn 73
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Michigan State 64
  Washington 50
  Michigan State 70
  Fresno State 80
  Fresno State 58
  Miami (OH) 57
  Fresno State 71
  Nebraska 83
  Nebraska 91
  Colorado State 83
  Nebraska 82
  Washington State 73
  Washington State 92
  Gonzaga 73
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Alabama 72
  Illinois 69
  Alabama 72
  Missouri 49
  Missouri 89
  Murray State 85
  Alabama 68
  South Carolina 67
  South Carolina 100
  Davidson 73
  South Carolina 80
  Vanderbilt 70
  Vanderbilt 86
  Arkansas-Little Rock 80
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  St. Joseph's 82
  Iona 78
  St. Joseph's 82
  Providence 62
  Providence 91
  Fairfield 79
  St. Joseph's 76
  Rhode Island 59
  Rhode Island 82
  Marist 77
  Rhode Island 62
  Charleston 58
  Charleston 55
  Tennessee 49

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
  Tulane 78
  Nebraska 90
  Nebraska 60
  St. Joseph's 56
  Alabama 69
  St. Joseph's 74
  • Third Place - Tulane 87, Alabama 76

References[edit]

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