1996 National Invitation Tournament

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1996 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Nebraska (1st title)
Runner-up Saint Joseph's (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Danny Nee (1st title)
MVP Erick Strickland Nebraska
National Invitation Tournaments
«1995 1997»

The 1996 National Invitation Tournament was the 1996 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
Arkansas–Little Rock
Auburn
College of Charleston
Colorado State
Davidson
Fairfield
Fresno State
Gonzaga
Illinois
Illinois State
Iona
Manhattan
Marist
Miami (OH)
Michigan State
Minnesota
Missouri
Mount St. Mary's
Murray State
Nebraska
Providence
Rhode Island
Saint Joseph's
Saint Louis
South Carolina
Tennessee
Tulane
Vanderbilt
Washington
Washington 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
                 
Wisconsin 55
Manhattan 42
Wisconsin 62
Illinois State 77
Illinois State 73
Mount St. Mary's 49
Illinois State 72
Tulane 83
Minnesota 68
Saint Louis 52
Minnesota 65
Tulane 84
Tulane 87
Auburn 73
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Michigan State 64
Washington 50
Michigan State 70
Fresno State 80
Fresno State 58
Miami (OH) 57
Fresno State 71
Nebraska 83
Nebraska 91
Colorado State 83
Nebraska 82
Washington State 73
Washington State 92
Gonzaga 73
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Alabama 72
Illinois 69
Alabama 72
Missouri 49
Missouri 89
Murray State 85
Alabama 68
South Carolina 67
South Carolina 100
Davidson 73
South Carolina 80
Vanderbilt 70
Vanderbilt 86
Arkansas–Little Rock 80
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Saint Joseph's 82
Iona 78
Saint Joseph's 82
Providence 62
Providence 91
Fairfield 79
Saint Joseph's 76
Rhode Island 59
Rhode Island 82
Marist 77
Rhode Island 62
College of Charleston 58
College of Charleston 55
Tennessee 49

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
Tulane 78
Nebraska 90
Nebraska 60
Saint Joseph's 56
Alabama 69
Saint Joseph's 74
Third place game
     
Tulane 87
Alabama 76

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1990s) at nit.org, URL accessed November 7, 2009. Archived 11/6/09