2003 National Invitation Tournament

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2003 National Invitation Tournament
Season 2002–03
Teams 40
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions St. John's (Vacated) (6th title)
Runner-up Georgetown (2nd title game)
Winning coach Mike Jarvis (1st title)
MVP Marcus Hatten (Vacated) St. John's
National Invitation Tournaments
«2002 2004»

The 2003 National Invitation Tournament was the 2003 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. St. John's tournament victory was later vacated due to use of an ineligible player. Marcus Hatten's tournament Most Valuable Player award was also vacated.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 40 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

School Conference
Boston College Big East
Boston University A-East
Brown Ivy
College of Charleston SoCon
DePaul C-USA
Drexel CAA
Eastern Washington Big Sky
Fairfield MAAC
Georgetown Big East
Georgia Tech ACC
Hawaii WAC
Iowa Big Ten
Iowa State Big 12
Kent State MAC
Louisiana–Lafayette Sun Belt
Minnesota Big Ten
Nevada WAC
North Carolina ACC
Ohio State Big Ten
Providence Big East
Rhode Island A-10
Richmond A-10
St. John's Big East
Saint Louis C-USA
San Diego State MWC
Seton Hall Big East
Siena MAAC
Temple A-10
Tennessee SEC
Texas Tech Big 12
UC Santa Barbara Big West
UIC Horizon
Valparaiso Mid-Con
Villanova Big East
Virginia ACC
Western Michigan MAC
Wichita State MVC
Wyoming MWC


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

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
   Texas Tech 66  
     Nevada 54  
   Texas Tech 57  
   San Diego State 48  
   San Diego State 67
     UC Santa Barbara 62  
   Texas Tech 80
   Georgia Tech 72
   Georgia Tech 72
     Ohio State 58  
   Georgia Tech 79
   Iowa 78  
 Iowa 62  
 Valparaiso 60  
   Iowa 54
     Iowa State 53  
 Iowa State 76
 Wichita State 65  

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
 Siena 74  
 Villanova 59  
   Siena 68  
     Western Michigan 62  
 Western Michigan 63
 UIC 62  
   Siena 71  
   UAB 80  
   UAB 82
     Louisiana-Lafayette 80  
   UAB 71
   St. John's 79
   St. John's 73
     Boston University 57  
   St. John's 73
   Virginia 63  
   Virginia 89
     Brown 73  

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
   North Carolina 83  
     DePaul 72  
   North Carolina 90  
   Wyoming 74  
   Wyoming 78
     Eastern Washington 71  
   North Carolina 74
   Georgetown 79
   Georgetown 70
     Tennessee 60  
   Georgetown 67
   Providence 58  
 Providence 67  
 Richmond 49  
   Providence 69
     College of Charleston 64  
 College of Charleston 72
 Kent State 66  

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
 Temple 68  
 Drexel 59  
   Temple 75  
     Boston College 62  
 Boston College 90
 Fairfield 78  
   Temple 61  
   Rhode Island 53  
   Rhode Island 61
     Seton Hall 60  
   Temple 58
   Minnesota 63
   Minnesota 62
     Saint Louis 52  
   Minnesota 84
   Hawaii 70  
   Hawaii 85
     UNLV 68  

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
  Georgetown 88
Minnesota 74
Georgetown 67
St. John's 70
Texas Tech 63
St. John's 64
Third place game
Minesota 61
Texas Tech 71

St. John's later vacated the title due to an ineligible player.


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