2001 National Invitation Tournament

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2001 National Invitation Tournament
Season 2000–01
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Tulsa (2nd title)
Runner-up Alabama (1st title game)
Semifinalists Memphis (2nd semifinal)
Detroit (1st semifinal)
Winning coach Buzz Peterson (1st title)
MVP Marcus Hill Tulsa
National Invitation Tournaments
«2000 2002»

The 2001 National Invitation Tournament was the 2001 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
School Conference
Alabama SEC
Auburn SEC
Baylor Big 12
Bradley MVC
UC Irvine Big West
Connecticut Big East
Dayton A-10
Detroit Horizon
Illinois State MVC
McNeese State Southland
Memphis C-USA
Miami (FL) Big East
Minnesota Big Ten
Mississippi State SEC
New Mexico MWC
UNC-Wilmington CAA
Pepperdine WCC
Pittsburgh Big East
Purdue Big Ten
Richmond CAA
St. Bonaventure A-10
Seton Hall Big East
South Alabama Sun Belt
South Carolina SEC
Southern Mississippi C-USA
UTEP WAC
Toledo MAC
Tulsa WAC
Utah MWC
Villanova Big East
West Virginia Big East
Wyoming MWC

Brackets/Results[edit]

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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Connecticut 72
  South Carolina 65
  Connecticut 61
  Detroit 67
  Detroit 68
  Bradley 49
  Detroit 59
  Dayton 42
  Richmond 79
  West Virginia 56
  Richmond 56
  Dayton 71
  Dayton 68
  UNC-Wilmington 59
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Alabama 85
  Seton Hall 79
  Alabama 79
  Toledo 69
  Toledo 76
  South Alabama 67
  Alabama 85
  Purdue 77
  Purdue 90
  Illinois State 79
  Purdue 90
  Auburn 60
  Auburn 60
  Miami (FL) 58
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Minnesota 87
  Villanova 78
  Minnesota 70
  Tulsa 73
  Tulsa 75
  UC Irvine 71
  Tulsa 77
  Mississippi State 75
  Pittsburgh 84
  St. Bonaventure 75
  Pittsburgh 61
  Mississippi State 66
  Mississippi State 75
  Southern Mississippi 68
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
  Pepperdine 72
  Wyoming 69
  Pepperdine 75
  New Mexico 81
  New Mexico 83
  Baylor 73
  New Mexico 63
  Memphis 81
  UTEP 84
  McNeese State 74
  UTEP 65
  Memphis 90
  Memphis 71
  Utah 62

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
  Detroit 63
  Alabama 74
  Alabama 66
  Tulsa 79
  Tulsa 72
  Memphis 64
  • Third Place - Memphis 86, Detroit 71

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (2000's) at nit.org, URL accessed November 5, 2009. Archived 11/5/09