1998 National Invitation Tournament

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1998 National Invitation Tournament
Season 1997–98
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Minnesota (Vacated) (2nd title)
Runner-up Penn State (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Clem Haskins (2nd title)
MVP Kevin Clark (Vacated) Minnesota
National Invitation Tournaments
«1997 1999»

The 1998 National Invitation Tournament was the 1997 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. Minnesota's tournament victory was vacated as a result of numerous NCAA violations, including academic fraud, that took place under coach Clem Haskins. Kevin Clark also vacated his tournament Most Valuable Player award.

Selected teams[edit]

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

Participants
Arizona State
Auburn
Ball State
Colorado State
Creighton
Dayton
Florida
Fresno State
Georgetown
Georgia
Georgia Tech
Gonzaga
Hawaii
Iowa
Kansas State
LIU
Marquette
Memphis
Minnesota
Missouri
NC State
Pacific
Penn State
Rider
St. Bonaventure
Seton Hall
Southern Miss
UAB
UNC Wilmington
Vanderbilt
Wake Forest
Wyoming

Brackets/Results[edit]

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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Wake Forest 56
UNC Wilmington 52
Wake Forest 68
Vanderbilt 72
Vanderbilt 73
St. Bonaventure 61
Vanderbilt 65
Georgia 79
Georgia 100
Iowa 93
Georgia 61
NC State 55
NC State 59
Kansas State 39
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Penn State 82
Rider 68
Penn State 77
Dayton 74
Dayton 95
LIU 92
Penn State 77
Georgia Tech 70
Georgetown 71
Florida 69
Georgetown 79
Georgia Tech 80
Georgia Tech 88
Seton Hall 70
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Hawaii 90
Arizona State 73
Hawaii 78
Gonzaga 70
Gonzaga 69
Wyoming 55
Hawaii 83
Fresno State 85
Fresno State 73
Pacific 70
Fresno State 83
Memphis 80
Memphis 90
Ball State 67
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Marquette 80
Creighton 68
Marquette 75
Auburn 60
Auburn 77
Southern Miss 62
Marquette 71
Minnesota 73
Minnesota 77
Colorado State 65
Minnesota 79
UAB 66
UAB 93
Missouri 86

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
Georgia 60
Penn State 66
Penn State 72
Minnesota 79
Fresno State 89
Minnesota 91
Third place game
     
Georgia 95
Fresno State 79

Minnesota later forfeited its entire 1997–98 schedule due to an academic fraud scandal.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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