1980 National Invitation Tournament

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1980 National Invitation Tournament
Season 1979–80
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Virginia (1st title)
Runner-up Minnesota (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Terry Holland (1st title)
MVP Ralph Sampson Virginia
National Invitation Tournaments
«1979 1981»

The 1980 National Invitation Tournament was the 1980 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 32 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Alabama
Boston College
Boston University
Bowling Green
Connecticut
Duquesne
Grambling
Illinois
Illinois State
Jacksonville
Lafayette
Long Beach State
Loyola (IL)
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Murray State
Nebraska
Penn State
Pepperdine
Pittsburgh
Saint Joseph's
Saint Peter's
Southwestern Lafayette
Texas
UAB
UTEP
UNLV
Virginia
Washington
West Texas State
Wichita State

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below are the four first round brackets, along with the four-team championship bracket.[1]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
UNLV 93
Washington 73
UNLV 90
Long Beach State 81
Long Beach State 104
Pepperdine 87
UNLV 67
Saint Peter's 63
Duquesne 65
Pittsburgh 63
Duquesne 33
Saint Peter's 34
Saint Peter's 71
Connecticut 56
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Virginia 67
Lafayette 56
Virginia 57
Boston College 55
Boston College 95
Boston University 74
Virginia 79
Michigan 68
Michigan 76
Nebraska 69
Michigan 75
UTEP 65
UTEP 58
Wichita State 56
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Minnesota 64
Bowling Green 50
  Minnesota 58
Mississippi 56
Mississippi 76
Grambling 74
Minnesota 94
Southwestern Louisiana 73
Texas 70
Saint Joseph's 61
Texas 76
Southwestern Louisiana 77
Southwestern Louisiana 74
UAB 72
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Illinois 105
Loyola (IL) 87
Illinois 75
Illinois State 65
Illinois State 80
West Texas State 63
Illinois 65
Murray State 63
Alabama 53
Penn State 49
Alabama 62
Murray State 70
Murray State 53
Jacksonville 49

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
UNLV 71
Virginia 90
Virginia 58
Minnesota 55
Minnesota 65
Illinois 63
Third place game
     
UNLV 74
Illinois 84

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1980's) at nit.org, URL accessed November 7, 2009. Archived 11/7/09