1985 National Invitation Tournament

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1985 National Invitation Tournament
Season 1984–85
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions UCLA Bruins (1st title)
Runner-up Indiana Hoosiers (2nd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Walt Hazzard (1st title)
MVP Reggie Miller (UCLA)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1984 1986»

The 1985 National Invitation Tournament was the 1985 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. The tournament began on Tuesday, March 12, 1985, and ended when the UCLA Bruins defeated Indiana Hoosiers in the NIT championship game on Friday, March 29, 1985, at Madison Square Garden.

Selected teams[edit]

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

Participants
Alcorn State
Bradley
Butler
Canisius
Chattanooga
Cincinnati
Clemson
Florida
Fordham
Fresno State
Houston
Indiana
Kent State
Lamar
Louisville
Marquette
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New Mexico
Richmond
Southwestern Louisiana
Saint Joseph's
Santa Clara
South Florida
Tennessee
Tennessee Tech
Texas A&M
UCLA
Virginia
Wake Forest
West Virginia

Bracket[edit]

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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Tennessee 65
Tennessee Tech 62
Tennessee 73
Southwestern Louisiana 72
Southwestern Louisiana 65
Florida 64
Tennessee 61
Virginia 54
Virginia 56
West Virginia 55
Virginia 68
Saint Joseph's 61
Saint Joseph's 68
Missouri 67
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Indiana 79
Butler 57
Indiana 75
Richmond 53
Richmond 59
Fordham 57
Indiana 94
Marquette 82
Cincinnati 77
Kent State 61
Cincinnati 54
Marquette 56
Marquette 77
Bradley 68
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
UCLA 78
Montana 47
UCLA 82
Nebraska 63
Nebraska 79
Canisius 66
UCLA 53
Fresno State 43
Fresno State 79
Santa Clara 76
Fresno State 66
New Mexico 55
New Mexico 80
Texas A&M 67
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Louisville 77
Alcorn State 75
Louisville 68
South Florida 61
South Florida 77
Wake Forest 66
Louisville 71
Chattanooga 66
Lamar 78
Houston 71
Lamar 84
Chattanooga 85
Chattanooga 67
Clemson 65

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals (March 27) Finals (March 29)
      
Tennessee 67
Indiana 74
Indiana 62
UCLA 65
UCLA 75
Louisville 66
Third place game
   
Tennessee 100
Louisville 84

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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