1986 National Invitation Tournament

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1986 National Invitation Tournament
Season 1985–86
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Ohio State (1st title)
Runner-up Wyoming (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Eldon Miller (1st title)
MVP Brad Sellers Ohio State
National Invitation Tournaments
«1985 1987»

The 1986 National Invitation Tournament was the 1986 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
Boston University
BYU
California
Clemson
Dayton
Drake
Florida
George Mason
Georgia
Lamar
Louisiana Tech
Loyola Marymount
Marquette
McNeese State
Middle Tennessee State
Montana
New Mexico
Northern Arizona
Ohio
Ohio State
Pittsburgh
Providence
SMU
Southern Miss
SW Missouri State
Tennessee-Chattanooga
TCU
Texas
Texas A&M
UC Irvine
UCLA
Wyoming

Brackets/Results[edit]

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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Providence 72
Boston University 69
Providence 90
George Mason 71
George Mason 65
Lamar 63
Providence 63
Louisiana Tech 64
Louisiana Tech 67
Northern Arizona 61
Louisiana Tech 77
McNeese State 61
McNeese State 86
Dayton 75
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Ohio State 65
Ohio 62
Ohio State 71
Texas 65
Texas 69
New Mexico 66
Ohio State 79
BYU 68
BYU 67
SMU 63
BYU 93
UC Irvine 80
UC Irvine 80
UCLA 74
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Florida 81
Southern Miss 71
Florida 77
TCU 75
TCU 76
Montana 69
Florida 54
SW Missouri State 53
SW Missouri State 59
Pittsburgh 52
SW Missouri State 83
Marquette 69
Marquette 79
Drake 59
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Wyoming 79
Texas A&M 70
Wyoming 99
Loyola Marymount 90
Loyola Marymount 80
California 75
Wyoming 62
Clemson 57
Georgia 95
Tennessee-Chattanooga 81
Georgia 65
Clemson 77
Clemson 99
Middle Tennessee State 81

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
Louisiana Tech 66
Ohio State 79
Ohio State 73
Wyoming 63
Florida 58
Wyoming 67
Third place game
     
Louisiana Tech 67
Florida 62

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NIT Results (1980's)." www.ncaa.com. Retrieved February 9, 2016.