2006 National Invitation Tournament

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2006 National Invitation Tournament
Season 2005–06
Teams 40
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions South Carolina (2nd title)
Runner-up Michigan (4th title game)
Semifinalists Louisville (3rd semifinal)
Old Dominion (1st semifinal)
Winning coach Dave Odom (3rd title)
MVP Renaldo Balkman South Carolina
National Invitation Tournaments
«2005 2007»

The 2006 National Invitation Tournament was the first time the tournament was planned and operated by the NCAA, taking over after 68 years under the auspices of the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association (MIBA). The 2006 NIT also saw changes made to the selection process as well as being the first time the NIT seeded the participants.[1] The South Carolina Gamecocks won the second straight NIT title.

Selected teams[edit]

Below are lists of the team selected for the tournament. The teams were given seeds for the first time ever.[2]

Maryland Bracket
Seed School Conference
#1 Maryland ACC
#2 St. Joseph's A-10
#3 Hofstra CAA
#4 Colorado Big 12
#5 Old Dominion CAA
#6 Nebraska Big 12
#7 Penn State Big Ten
#8 Rutgers Big East
#9 Manhattan MAAC
#10 Fairleigh Dickinson NEC
Michigan Bracket
Seed School Conference
#1 Michigan Big Ten
#2 Creighton MVC
#3 Miami (FL) ACC
#4 Vanderbilt SEC
#5 Notre Dame Big East
#6 Oklahoma State Big 12
#7 Temple A-10
#8 Akron MAC
#9 UTEP C-USA
#10 Lipscomb A-Sun
Louisville Bracket
Seed School Conference
#1 Louisville Big East
#2 Missouri State MVC
#3 Houston C-USA
#4 Clemson ACC
#5 Louisiana Tech WAC
#6 BYU MWC
#7 Stanford Pac-10
#8 Virginia ACC
#9 Northern Arizona Big Sky
#10 Delaware State MEAC
Cincinnati Bracket
Seed School Conference
#1 Cincinnati Big East
#2 Florida State ACC
#3 South Carolina SEC
#4 Minnesota Big Ten
#5 Wake Forest ACC
#6 Western Kentucky Sun Belt
#7 Miami (OH) MAC
#8 Butler Horizon
#9 Charlotte A-10
#10 Georgia Southern So-Con

Bracket[edit]

Below are the four brackets of the tournament, along with the bracket of the four-team championship round.[2]

Maryland Bracket[edit]

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
9  Manhattan 80  
10  Fairleigh Dickinson 77  
  1  Maryland 84  
    9  Manhattan 87  
      
        
  9  Manhattan 66  
  5  Old Dominion 70  
        
        
  4  Colorado 61
    5  Old Dominion 79  
      
        
  5  Old Dominion 61
  3  Hofstra 51
7  Penn State 71  
8  Rutgers 76  
  2  St. Joseph's 71
    8  Rutgers 62  
      
        
  2  St. Joseph's 75
  3  Hofstra 77  
        
        
  3  Hofstra 73
    6  Nebraska 62  
      


Michigan Bracket[edit]

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
9  UTEP 85  
10  Lipscomb 66  
  1  Michigan 82  
    9  UTEP 67  
      
        
  1  Michigan 87  
  5  Notre Dame 84  
        
        
  4  Vanderbilt 69
    5  Notre Dame 79  
      
        
  1  Michigan 71
  3  Miami (FL) 65
7  Temple 73  
8  Akron 80  
  2  Creighton 71
    8  Akron 60  
      
        
  2  Creighton 52
  3  Miami (FL) 53  
        
        
  3  Miami (FL) 62
    6  Oklahoma State 59  
      


Louisville Bracket[edit]

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
9  Northern Arizona 53  
10  Delaware State 58  
  1  Louisville 71  
    10  Delaware State 54  
      
        
  1  Louisville 74  
  4  Clemson 68  
        
        
  4  Clemson 69
    5  LA Tech 53  
      
        
  1  Louisville 74
  2  Missouri State 56
7  Stanford 65  
8  Virginia 49  
  2  Missouri State 76
    7  Stanford 67  
      
        
  2  Missouri State 60
  3  Houston 59  
        
        
  3  Houston 77
    6  BYU 67  
      


Cincinnati Bracket[edit]

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinal
                                     
9  Charlotte 77  
10  Georgia Southern 61  
  1  Cincinnati 86  
    9  Charlotte 80  
      
        
  1  Cincinnati 76  
  4  Minnesota 62  
        
        
  4  Minnesota 73
    5  Wake Forest 58  
      
        
  1  Cincinnati 62
  3  South Carolina 65
7  Miami (OH) 52  
8  Butler 53  
  2  Florida State 67
    8  Butler 63  
      
        
  2  Florida State 68
  3  South Carolina 69  
        
        
  3  South Carolina 74
    6  Western Kentucky 55  
      


Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
5 Old Dominion 43
1 Michigan 66
1 Michigan 64
3 South Carolina 76
1 Louisville 63
3 South Carolina 78

References[edit]

  1. ^ NIT Committee Meets, Announces Changes To Post Season Tournament at nit.org, URL accessed November 5, 2009. Archived 11/5/09
  2. ^ a b Tournament Results (2000's) at nit.org, URL accessed November 5, 2009. Archived 11/5/09