National Commissioners Invitational Tournament

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The National Commissioners Invitational Tournament was an eight team postseason college men's basketball tournament run by the NCAA. It was introduced in 1974 as the Collegiate Commissioners Association Tournament. It was created because the NCAA wanted to try to get rid of the NIT. The tournament was won in 1974 by Indiana over USC, 85-60, in St. Louis, Missouri. It was a collection of teams that came in second in their conferences, as in 1974 the NCAA Tournament only invited conference champions. The 1975 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament expanded to include at-large teams. In 1975 the tournament was won by Drake over Arizona, 83-76, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Drake's NCIT banner can be seen hanging

Championships[edit]

Year Champion Runner-up MVP Location
1974 Indiana 85 Southern California 60 Kent Benson, Indiana St. Louis, Missouri
1975 Drake 83 Arizona 76 Bob Elliott, Arizona Louisville, Kentucky

List of NCIT bids by school[edit]

This is a list of NCIT bids by school.

NCIT Bids School Last Bid Last Win Last Semifinal Last Champ. Game Last Championship
2 Southern California 1975 1974 1974 1974
2 Tennessee 1975
1 Drake 1975 1975 1975 1975 1975
1 Indiana 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974
1 Arizona 1975 1975 1975 1975
1 Bowling Green 1975 1975 1975
1 Purdue 1975 1975 1975
1 Bradley 1974 1974 1974
1 Toledo 1974 1974 1974
1 East Carolina 1975
1 Missouri 1975
1 Arizona State 1974
1 Kansas State 1974
1 Southern Methodist 1974

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