2000 National Invitation Tournament

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2000 National Invitation Tournament
Season 1999–00
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Wake Forest (1st title)
Runner-up Notre Dame (4th title game)
Winning coach Dave Odom (1st title)
MVP Robert 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
New Mexico MWC
New Mexico State Sun Belt
N.C. State ACC
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
  N.C. State 64
  Tulane 60
  N.C. State 60
  Arizona State 57
  Arizona State 83
  New Mexico State 77
  N.C. 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
  N.C. State 59
  Wake Forest 62
  • Third Place - Penn State 74, N.C. 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


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