2001 National Invitation Tournament

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2001 National Invitation Tournament
Season 2000–01
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Tulsa (2nd title)
Runner-up Alabama (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Buzz Peterson (1st title)
MVP Marcus Hill Tulsa
National Invitation Tournaments
«2000 2002»

The 2001 National Invitation Tournament was the 2001 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

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

School Conference
Alabama SEC
Auburn SEC
Baylor Big 12
Bradley MVC
Connecticut Big East
Dayton A-10
Detroit Horizon
Illinois State MVC
McNeese State Southland
Memphis C-USA
Miami (FL) Big East
Minnesota Big Ten
Mississippi State SEC
New Mexico MWC
Pepperdine WCC
Pittsburgh Big East
Purdue Big Ten
Richmond CAA
St. Bonaventure A-10
Seton Hall Big East
South Alabama Sun Belt
South Carolina SEC
Southern Miss C-USA
UC Irvine Big West
UNC Wilmington CAA
UTEP WAC
Toledo MAC
Tulsa WAC
Utah MWC
Villanova Big East
West Virginia Big East
Wyoming MWC

Brackets/Results[edit]

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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Connecticut 72
South Carolina 65
Connecticut 61
Detroit 67
Detroit 68
Bradley 49
Detroit 59
Dayton 42
Richmond 79
West Virginia 56
Richmond 56
Dayton 71
Dayton 68
UNC Wilmington 59
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Alabama 85
Seton Hall 79
Alabama 79
Toledo 69
Toledo 76
South Alabama 67
Alabama 85
Purdue 77
Purdue 90
Illinois State 79
Purdue 90
Auburn 60
Auburn 60
Miami (FL) 58
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Minnesota 87
Villanova 78
Minnesota 70
Tulsa 73
Tulsa 75
UC Irvine 71
Tulsa 77
Mississippi State 75
Pittsburgh 84
St. Bonaventure 75
Pittsburgh 61
Mississippi State 66
Mississippi State 75
& Southern Miss 68
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                 
Pepperdine 72
Wyoming 69
Pepperdine 75
New Mexico 81
New Mexico 83
Baylor 73
New Mexico 63
Memphis 81
UTEP 84
McNeese State 74
UTEP 65
Memphis 90
Memphis 71
Utah 62

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
Detroit 63
Alabama 74
Alabama 66
Tulsa 79
Tulsa 72
Memphis 64
Third place game
     
Detroit 71
Memphis 86

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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