1973 National Invitation Tournament

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1973 National Invitation Tournament
Teams16
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsVirginia Tech Hokies (1st title)
Runner-upNotre Dame Fighting Irish (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachDon DeVoe (1st title)
MVPJohn Shumate (Notre Dame)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1972 1974»

The 1973 National Invitation Tournament was the 1973 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. It was won by Virginia Tech.

Selected teams[edit]

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

Participants
Alabama
American
Fairfield
Louisville
Manhattan
Marshall
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Missouri
New Mexico
North Carolina
Notre Dame
Oral Roberts
Rutgers
USC
Virginia Tech

Bracket[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
            
North Carolina 82
Oral Roberts 65
North Carolina 73
Massachusetts 63
Massachusetts 78
Missouri 71
North Carolina 71
Notre Dame 78
Louisville 97
American 84
Louisville 71
Notre Dame 79
Notre Dame 69
USC 65
Notre Dame 91
Virginia Tech 92
Virginia Tech 65
New Mexico 63
Virginia Tech 77
Fairfield 76
Fairfield 80
Marshall 76
Virginia Tech 74
Alabama 73
Alabama 87
Manhattan 86
Alabama 69
Minnesota 65
Minnesota 68
Rutgers 59
Third place game
   
North Carolina 88
Alabama 69

For years after the game, North Carolina hung a banner in the Dean Smith Center that read "NIT 3RD PLACE 1973." The banner became the subject of ridicule from rival fans, and has since been removed.[2]

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