1989 National Invitation Tournament

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1989 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions St. John's (5th title)
Runner-up Saint Louis (3rd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Lou Carnesecca (1st title)
MVP Jayson Williams St. John's
National Invitation Tournaments
«1988 1990»

The 1989 National Invitation Tournament was the 1989 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
Akron
Arkansas State
Boise State
California
Charlotte
Connecticut
Georgia Southern
Hawaii
Kent State
Michigan State
Mississippi
Murray State
Nebraska
New Mexico
New Mexico State
New Orleans
Ohio State
Oklahoma State
Penn State
Pepperdine
Richmond
St. John's
Saint Louis
Saint Peter's
Santa Clara
Southern Illinois
Temple
UAB
UC Santa Barbara
Villanova
Wichita State
Wisconsin

Brackets/Results[edit]

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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Connecticut 67
Charlotte 62
Connecticut 73
California 72
California 73
Hawaii 57
Connecticut 79
UAB 85
UAB 83
Georgia Southern 74
UAB 64
Richmond 61
Richmond 70
Temple 56
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
St. John's 70
Mississippi 67
St. John's 76
Oklahoma State 64
Oklahoma State 69
Boise State 55
St. John's 83
Ohio State 80
Nebraska 81
Arkansas State 79
Nebraska 74
Ohio State 85
Ohio State 81
Akron 70
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Villanova 76
Saint Peter's 56
Villanova 76
Penn State 67
Penn State '89
Murray State 73
Villanova 63
Michigan State 70
Michigan State 83
Kent State 69
Michigan State 79
Wichita State 67
Wichita State 70
UC Santa Barbara 62
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
New Mexico 91
Santa Clara 76
New Mexico 86
Pepperdine 69
Pepperdine 84
New Mexico State 69
New Mexico 65
Saint Louis 66
Wisconsin 63
New Orleans 61
Wisconsin 68
Saint Louis 73
Saint Louis 87
Southern Illinois 54

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
UAB 65
St. John's 76
St. John's 73
Saint Louis 65
Michigan State 64
Saint Louis 74
Third place game
     
UAB 78
Michigan State 76

References[edit]

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