2000 National Invitation Tournament

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2000 National Invitation Tournament
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsWake Forest Demon Deacons (1st title)
Runner-upNotre Dame Fighting Irish (4th title game)
Winning coachDave Odom (1st title)
MVPRobert O'Kelley (Wake Forest)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1999 2001»

The 2000 National Invitation Tournament was the year 2000's staging of the annual National Invitation Tournament, an NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

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

School Conference
Arizona State Pac-10
Bowling Green MAC
California Pac-10
Charlotte C-USA
Colorado Big 12
Delaware A-East
Georgetown Big East
Kent State MAC
Long Beach State Big West
Marquette C-USA
Massachusetts A-10
Michigan Big Ten
Mississippi SEC
NC State ACC
New Mexico MWC
New Mexico State Sun Belt
Notre Dame Big East
Penn State Big Ten
Princeton Ivy
Rutgers Big East
Siena MAAC
South Florida C-USA
Southern Illinois MVC
Southwest Missouri State MVC
Tulane C-USA
Vanderbilt SEC
Villanova Big East
Virginia ACC
Wake Forest ACC
Xavier A-10


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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
Siena 66
Massachusetts 65
Siena 103
Penn State 105
Penn State 55
Princeton 41
Penn State 81
Kent State 74
Kent State 73
Rutgers 62
Kent State 81
Villanova 67
Villanova 72
Delaware 63
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
Notre Dame 75
Michigan 65
Notre Dame 76
Xavier 64
Xavier 67
Marquette 63
Notre Dame 64
BYU 52
BYU 81
Bowling Green 54
BYU 82
Southern Illinois 57
Southern Illinois 94
Colorado 92
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
NC State 64
Tulane 60
NC State 60
Arizona State 57
Arizona State 83
New Mexico State 77
NC State 77
Mississippi 54
SW Missouri State 77
SMU 64
SW Missouri State 48
Mississippi 70
Mississippi 62
Charlotte 45
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
Wake Forest 83
Vanderbilt 68
Wake Forest 72
New Mexico 65
New Mexico 64
South Florida 58
Wake Forest 76
California 59
Georgetown 1153OT
Virginia 111
Georgetown 49
California 60
California 70
Long Beach State 66

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
Penn State 52
Notre Dame 73
Notre Dame 61
Wake Forest 71
NC State 59
Wake Forest 62
Third place game
Penn State 74
NC State 72

Local Radio[edit]

Teams Flagship station Play-by-play announcer Color analyst(s)
Notre Dame WNDV–AM/WNDV-FM (Notre Dame) Jack Lorri Jack Nolan
Wake Forest WBRF (Wake Forest) Stan Cotten Mark Freidinger

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (2000's) at nit.org, URL accessed November 5, 2009. Archived 11/5/09