2004 National Invitation Tournament

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2004 National Invitation Tournament
Season 2003–04
Teams 40
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Michigan (3rd title)
Runner-up Rutgers (1st title game)
Semifinalists Iowa State (1st semifinal)
Oregon (3rd semifinal)
Winning coach Tommy Amaker (1st title)
MVP Daniel Horton Michigan
National Invitation Tournaments
«2003 2005»

The 2004 National Invitation Tournament was the 2004 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. Michigan (initially barred from postseason play that season, but overturned on appeal) defeated Rutgers (who will join Michigan in the Big Ten Conference in 2014) in the final game to capture their third NIT Championship.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 40 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
School Conference
Austin Peay OVC
Belmont A-Sun
Boise State WAC
Boston University A-East
Colorado Big 12
Creighton MVC
Drexel CAA
Florida State ACC
George Mason CAA
George Washington A-10
Georgia SEC
Hawaii WAC
Iowa Big Ten
Iowa State Big 12
Kent State MAC
LSU SEC
Marquette C-USA
Michigan Big Ten
Milwaukee Horizon
Missouri Big 12
Nebraska Big 12
UNLV MWC
Niagara MAAC
Notre Dame Big East
Oklahoma Big 12
Oregon Pac-10
Purdue Big Ten
Rhode Island A-10
Rice WAC
Rutgers Big East
Saint Louis C-USA
Temple A-10
Tennessee SEC
Toledo MAC
Troy State A-Sun
Utah State Big West
Villanova Big East
Virginia ACC
West Virginia Big East
Wichita State MVC

Brackets/Results[edit]

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

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
   
   Villanova 85  
     Drexel 70  
 
   
   Villanova 73  
   Virginia 63  
   
   
   Virginia 79
     George Washington 66  
 
   
   Villanova 60
   Rutgers 72
   
   
   Rutgers 76
     Temple 71  
 
   
   Rutgers 67
   West Virginia 64  
 West Virginia 65  
 Kent St. 54  
   West Virginia 79
     Rhode Island 72  
 Rhode Island 80
 Boston University 52  


  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
 Boise St. 84  
 UNLV 69  
   Boise St. 73  
     Milwaukee 70  
 Milwaukee 91
 Rice 53  
   Boise State 53  
   Marquette 66  
   
   
   Marquette 87
     Toledo 72  
 
   
   Marquette 69
   Iowa St. 77
   
   
   Florida State 91
     Wichita St. 84  
 
   
   Florida State 59
   Iowa St. 62  
   
   
   Iowa St. 82
     Georgia 74  
 


  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
   
   Notre Dame 71  
     Purdue 59  
 
   
   Notre Dame 77  
   Saint Louis 66  
   
   
   Saint Louis 70
     Iowa 69  
 
   
   Notre Dame 61
   Oregon 65
   
   
   Oregon 77
     Colorado 72  
 
   
   Oregon 68
   George Mason 54  
 George Mason 58  
 Tennessee 55  
   George Mason 66
     Austin Peay 60  
 Austin Peay 65
 Belmont 59  


  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
 Nebraska 71  
 Creighton 70  
   Nebraska 78  
     Niagara 70  
 Niagara 87
 Troy St. 83  
   Nebraska 83  
   Hawaii 84  
   
   
   Hawaii 85
     Utah St. 74  
 
   
   Hawaii 73
   Michigan 88
   
   
   Oklahoma 70
     LSU 61  
 
   
   Oklahoma 52
   Michigan 63  
   
   
   Michigan 65
     Missouri 64  
 

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
  Rutgers 84
  Iowa State 81
  Rutgers 55
  Michigan 62
  Oregon 53
  Michigan 78

References[edit]

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