1972 National Invitation Tournament

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1972 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 16
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Maryland (1st title)
Runner-up Niagara (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Lefty Driesell (1st title)
MVP Tom McMillen Maryland
National Invitation Tournaments
«1971 1973»

The 1972 National Invitation Tournament was the 1972 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 16 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Davidson
Fordham
Indiana
Jacksonville
Lafayette
Maryland
Memphis
Missouri
Niagara
Oral Roberts
Princeton
Saint Joseph's
St. John's
Syracuse
UTEP
Virginia

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                       
Lafayette 72
Virginia 71
Lafayette 76
Jacksonville 87
Jacksonville 94
Fordham 75
Jacksonville 77
Maryland 91
Syracuse 81
Davidson 77
Syracuse 65
Maryland 71
Maryland 67
Saint Joseph's 55
Maryland 100
Niagara 69
Oral Roberts 94
Memphis 74
Oral Roberts 78
St. John's '94
St. John's 82
Missouri 81
St. John's 67
Niagara 69
Princeton 68
Indiana 60
Princeton 60
Niagara 65
Niagara 76
UTEP 57
Third place game
     
Jacksonville 83
St. John's 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1970's) at nit.org, URL accessed November 7, 2009. Archived 11/7/09