2004 National Invitation Tournament

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2004 National Invitation Tournament
Season 2003–04
Teams 40
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Michigan (3rd title)
Runner-up Rutgers (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Tommy Amaker (1st title)
MVP Daniel Horton Michigan
National Invitation Tournaments
«2003 2005»

The 2004 National Invitation Tournament was the 2004 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. Michigan (initially barred from postseason play that season, but overturned on appeal) defeated Rutgers in the final game to capture their third NIT Championship.

Selected teams[edit]

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

Participants
School Conference
Austin Peay OVC
Belmont A-Sun
Boise State WAC
Boston University A-East
Colorado Big 12
Creighton MVC
Drexel CAA
Florida State ACC
George Mason CAA
George Washington A-10
Georgia SEC
Hawaii WAC
Iowa Big Ten
Iowa State Big 12
Kent State MAC
LSU SEC
Marquette C-USA
Michigan Big Ten
Milwaukee Horizon
Missouri Big 12
Nebraska Big 12
Niagara MAAC
Notre Dame Big East
Oklahoma Big 12
Oregon Pac-10
Purdue Big Ten
Rhode Island A-10
Rice WAC
Rutgers Big East
Saint Louis C-USA
Temple A-10
Tennessee SEC
Toledo MAC
Troy State A-Sun
UNLV MWC
Utah State Big West
Villanova Big East
Virginia ACC
West Virginia Big East
Wichita State MVC

Brackets/Results[edit]

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

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
 
  Villanova 85  
    Drexel 70  
 
  Villanova 73  
  Virginia 63  
 
 
  Virginia 79
    George Washington 66  
 
  Villanova 60
  Rutgers 72
 
 
  Rutgers 76
    Temple 71  
 
  Rutgers 67
  West Virginia 64  
West Virginia 65  
Kent State 54  
  West Virginia 79
    Rhode Island 72  
Rhode Island 80
Boston University 52  
  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
Boise State 84  
UNLV 69  
  Boise State 73  
    Milwaukee 70  
Milwaukee 91
Rice 53  
  Boise State 53  
  Marquette 66  
 
 
  Marquette 87
    Toledo 72  
 
  Marquette 69
  Iowa State 77
 
 
  Florida State 91
    Wichita State 84  
 
  Florida State 59
  Iowa State 62  
 
 
  Iowa State 82
    Georgia 74  
  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
 
  Notre Dame 71  
    Purdue 59  
 
  Notre Dame 77  
  Saint Louis 66  
 
 
  Saint Louis 70
    Iowa 69  
 
  Notre Dame 61
  Oregon 65
 
 
  Oregon 77
    Colorado 72  
 
  Oregon 68
  George Mason 54  
George Mason 58  
Tennessee 55  
  George Mason 66
    Austin Peay 60  
Austin Peay 65
Belmont 59  
  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
Nebraska 71  
Creighton 70  
  Nebraska 78  
    Niagara 70  
Niagara 87
Troy State 83  
  Nebraska 83  
  Hawaii 84  
 
 
  Hawaii 85
    Utah State 74  
 
  Hawaii 73
  Michigan 88
 
 
  Oklahoma 70
    LSU 61  
 
  Oklahoma 52
  Michigan 63  
 
 
  Michigan 65
    Missouri 64  

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
Rutgers 84
Iowa State 81
Rutgers 55
Michigan 62
Oregon 53
Michigan 78

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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