1951 National Invitation Tournament

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1951 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions BYU (1st title)
Runner-up Dayton (1st title game)
Winning coach Stan Watts (1st title)
MVP Roland Minson BYU
National Invitation Tournaments
«1950 1952»

The 1951 National Invitation Tournament was the 1951 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 12 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

La Salle
Lawrence Tech
NC State
St. Bonaventure
St. John's
Saint Louis
Seton Hall


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Saint Louis 73  
La Salle 61  
  Saint Louis 68  
    BYU 75  
  BYU 69  
  Seton Hall 59  
  NC State 59
    Seton Hall 71  
Seton Hall 71
Beloit 57  
  BYU 62
  Dayton 43
St. Bonaventure 70  
Cincinnati 67  
  St. Bonaventure 58
    St. John's 60  
  St. John's 62
  Dayton 69  
  Arizona 68
    Dayton 74  
Dayton 77
Lawrence Tech 71  
Third place game
Seton Hall 68
St. John's 70

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1950's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 8, 2009. Archived 11/7/09