2005 National Invitation Tournament

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2005 National Invitation Tournament
Season 2004–05
Teams 40
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions South Carolina (1st title)
Runner-up St. Joseph's (2nd title game)
Semifinalists Maryland (2nd semifinal)
Memphis (4th semifinal)
Winning coach Dave Odom (2nd title)
MVP Carlos Powell South Carolina
National Invitation Tournaments
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The 2005 National Invitation Tournament was the 2005 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. South Carolina defeated St. Joseph's, 60-57, to earn the program's first NIT title.

Selected teams[edit]

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

School Conference
Arizona State Pac-10
Boston University A-East
Buffalo MAC
Cal State Fullerton Big West
Clemson ACC
Davidson SoCon
Denver Sun Belt
DePaul C-USA
Drexel CAA
Georgetown Big East
Hofstra CAA
Holy Cross Patriot
Houston C-USA
Indiana Big Ten
Kent State MAC
Marquette C-USA
Maryland ACC
Memphis C-USA
Miami (FL) ACC
Miami (OH) MAC
Missouri Big 12
Northeastern A-East
Notre Dame Big East
Oral Roberts Mid-Con
Oregon State Pac-10
Rice WAC
Saint Joseph's A-10
San Francisco WCC
South Carolina SEC
Southwest Missouri State MVC
Temple A-10
Texas A&M Big 12
Vanderbilt SEC
Virginia Tech ACC
Western Kentucky Sun Belt
Western Michigan MAC
Wichita State MVC


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

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
   Western Michigan 54  
     Marquette 40  
   Western Michigan 76  
   TCU 78  
   TCU 60
     Miami (OH) 58  
   TCU 73
   Maryland 85
   Maryland 85
     Oral Roberts 72  
   Maryland 78
   Davidson 63  
 Davidson 77  
 VCU 62  
   Davidson 82
     SW Missouri St. 71  
 SW Missouri St. 105
 Rice 82  

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
 Cal State Fullerton 85  
 Oregon St. 83  
   Cal State Fullerton 85  
     San Francisco 69  
 San Francisco 69
 Denver 67  
   Cal State Fullerton 57  
   Georgetown 74  
   Georgetown 64
     Boston University 34  
   Georgetown 66
   South Carolina 69
   UNLV 89
     Arizona St. 78  
   UNLV 66
   South Carolina 77  
   South Carolina 69
     Miami (FL) 67  

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
   Memphis 90  
     Northeastern 65  
   Memphis 83  
   Virginia Tech 62  
   Virginia Tech 60
     Temple 50  
   Memphis 81
   Vanderbilt 68
   Vanderbilt 67
     Indiana 60  
   Vanderbilt 65
   Wichita St. 63  
 Wichita St. 85  
 Houston 69  
   Wichita St. 84
     Western Kentucky 81  
 Western Kentucky 88
 Kent St. 80  

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
 Saint Joseph's 53  
 Hofstra 44  
   Saint Joseph's 55  
     Buffalo 50  
 Buffalo 81
 Drexel 76  
   Saint Joseph's 68  
   Holy Cross 60  
   Holy Cross 78
     Notre Dame 73  
   St. Joseph's 58
   Texas A&M 51
   Texas A&M 82
     Clemson 74  
   Texas A&M 75
   DePaul 72  
   DePaul 75
     Missouri 70  

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
  Maryland 67
  South Carolina 75
  South Carolina 60
  Saint Joseph's 57
  Saint Joseph's 70
  Memphis 58


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