1988 National Invitation Tournament

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1988 National Invitation Tournament
Season1987–88
Teams32
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsConnecticut Huskies (1st title)
Runner-upOhio State Buckeyes (2nd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachJim Calhoun (1st title)
MVPPhil Gamble (Connecticut)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1987 1989»

The 1988 National Invitation Tournament was the 1988 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
Arkansas–Little Rock
Arkansas State
Boston College
Clemson
Cleveland State
Colorado State
Connecticut
Evansville
Fordham
Georgia
Georgia Southern
Houston
Illinois State
Long Beach State
Louisiana Tech
Marshall
Middle Tennessee State
New Mexico
New Orleans
Northeast Louisiana
Ohio State
Old Dominion
Oregon
Pepperdine
Santa Clara
Siena
Southern Miss
Stanford
Tennessee
Utah
VCU
West Virginia

Bracket[edit]

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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Evansville 66
Utah 55
Evansville 81
Boston College 88
Boston College 73
Siena 65
Boston College 78
Middle Tennessee State 69
Georgia 53
Georgia Southern 48
Georgia 54
Middle Tennessee State 69
Middle Tennessee State 85
Tennessee 80
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Connecticut 62
West Virginia 57
Connecticut 65
Louisiana Tech 59
Louisiana Tech 66
Arkansas–Little Rock 56
Connecticut 69
  VCU 60
VCU 81
Marshall 80
VCU 93
Southern Miss 89
Southern Miss 74
Clemson 69
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Ohio State 86
Old Dominion 73
Ohio State 86
Cleveland State 80
Cleveland State 89
Illinois State 83
Ohio State 68
New Mexico 65
New Mexico 86
Pepperdine 75
New Mexico 78
Oregon 59
Oregon 81
Santa Clara 65
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Colorado State 63
New Orleans 54
Colorado State 71
Houston 61
Houston 69
Fordham 61
Colorado State 69
Arkansas State 49
Stanford 80
Long Beach State 77
Stanford 59
Arkansas State 60
Arkansas State 70
Northeast Louisiana 54

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
      
Boston College 67
Connecticut 73
Connecticut 72
Ohio State 67
Ohio State 64
Colorado State 62
Third place game
   
Boston College 57
Colorado State 58

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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