2013 National Invitation Tournament

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2013 National Invitation Tournament
Season2012–13
Teams32
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsBaylor Bears (1st title)
Runner-upIowa Hawkeyes (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachScott Drew (1st title)
MVPPierre Jackson (Baylor)
National Invitation Tournaments
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The 2013 National Invitation Tournament was a single-elimination tournament of 32 NCAA Division I teams that were not selected to participate in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The annual tournament began on March 19 on campus sites and ended on April 4 at Madison Square Garden. Baylor defeated Iowa, 74–54, to capture the Bears its first NIT title in school history.

Participants[edit]

Automatic qualifiers[edit]

The following teams earned automatic berths into the 2013 NIT field by virtue of winning their conferences' regular season championship, but failing to win their conference tournament. These teams also did not receive an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament.

Team Conference Record Appearance Last bid
Charleston Southern Big South 19–12 1st Never
Long Beach State Big West 19–13 7th 2011
Louisiana Tech WAC 26–6 7th 2006
Mercer Atlantic Sun 23–11 1st Never
Niagara MAAC 19–13 14th 2009
Norfolk State MEAC 21–11 1st Never
Northeastern CAA 20–12 3rd 2010
Robert Morris Northeast 23–10 2nd 2008
Stephen F. Austin Southland 27–4 3rd 2008
Stony Brook America East 24–7 3rd 2012

At-large bids[edit]

The following 22 teams were also awarded NIT berths.

Team Conference Record Appearance Last bid
Alabama SEC 21–12 12th 2011
Arizona State Pac-12 21–12 12th 2010
Baylor Big 12 18–14 5th 2009
BYU West Coast 21–11 11th 2006
Charlotte Atlantic 10 21–11 7th 2008
Denver WAC 21–9 3rd 2005
Detroit Horizon 20–12 7th 2002
Florida State ACC 18–15 8th 2008
Indiana State Missouri Valley 18–14 3rd 1978
Iowa Big Ten 21–12 7th 2012
Kentucky SEC 21–11 8th 2009
Maryland ACC 22–12 8th 2008
Ohio MAC 24–9 5th 1999
Providence Big East 17–14 19th 2009
Saint Joseph's Atlantic 10 18–13 16th 2012
Southern Miss C-USA 25–9 9th 2001
St. John's Big East 16–15 29th 2010
Stanford Pac-12 18–14 7th 2012
Tennessee SEC 20–12 13th 2012
UMass Atlantic 10 21–11 13th 2012
Virginia ACC 21–11 13th 2006
Washington Pac-12 18–15 7th 2012

Seeds[edit]

Kentucky Bracket
Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Kentucky SEC 21–11 At-large
2 Baylor Big 12 18–14 At-large
3 Arizona State Pac-12 21–12 At-large
4 Providence Big East 17–14 At-large
5 Charlotte Atlantic 10 21–11 At-large
6 Detroit Horizon 20–12 At-large
7 Long Beach State Big West 19–13 Automatic
8 Robert Morris NEC 23–10 Automatic
Southern Miss Bracket
Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Southern Miss C-USA 25–9 At-large
2 Tennessee SEC 20–12 At-large
3 BYU WCC 21–11 At-large
4 Florida State ACC 18–15 At-large
5 Louisiana Tech WAC 26–6 Automatic
6 Washington Pac-12 18–15 At-large
7 Mercer Atlantic Sun 23–11 Automatic
8 Charleston Southern Big South 19–12 Automatic
Alabama Bracket
Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Alabama SEC 21–12 At-large
2 Maryland ACC 22–12 At-large
3 Denver WAC 21–9 At-large
4 Stanford Pac-12 18–14 At-large
5 Stephen F. Austin Southland 27–4 Automatic
6 Ohio MAC 24–9 At-large
7 Niagara MAAC 19–13 Automatic
8 Northeastern CAA 20–12 Automatic
Virginia Bracket
Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 Virginia ACC 21–11 At-large
2 Massachusetts Atlantic 10 21–11 At-large
3 Iowa Big Ten 21–12 At-large
4 St. Joseph's Atlantic 10 18–13 At-large
5 St. John's Big East 16–15 At-large
6 Indiana State MVC 18–14 At-large
7 Stony Brook America East 24–7 Automatic
8 Norfolk State MEAC 21–11 Automatic

Bracket[edit]

Games are played at Higher Seed unless noted

First round
March 19–20
Second round
March 21–25
Quarterfinals
March 26–27
         
1 Kentucky 57
8 Robert Morris[1] 59
8 Robert Morris 68
4 Providence 77
4 Providence 75
5 Charlotte 66
4 Providence 68
2 Baylor 79
3 Arizona State 83
6 Detroit 68
3 Arizona State 86
2 Baylor 89
2 Baylor 112
7 Long Beach State 66
First round
March 19–20
Second round
March 21–25
Quarterfinals
March 26–27
         
1 Southern Miss 78
8 Charleston Southern 71
1 Southern Miss 63
5 Louisiana Tech 52
4 Florida State 66
5 Louisiana Tech 71
1 Southern Miss 62
3 BYU 79
3 BYU 90
6 Washington 79
3 BYU 90
7 Mercer 71
2 Tennessee 67
7 Mercer 75
First round
March 19–20
Second round
March 21–25
Quarterfinals
March 26–27
         
1 Alabama 62
8 Northeastern 43
1 Alabama 66
4 Stanford 54
4 Stanford 58
5 Stephen F. Austin 57
1 Alabama 57
2 Maryland 58
3 Denver 61
6 Ohio 57
3 Denver 52
2 Maryland 62
2 Maryland 86
7 Niagara 70
First round
March 19–20
Second round
March 21–25
Quarterfinals
March 26–27
         
1 Virginia 67
8 Norfolk State 56
1 Virginia 68
5 St. John's 50
4 St. Joseph's 61
5 St. John's 63
1 Virginia 64
3 Iowa 75
3 Iowa 68
6 Indiana State 52
3 Iowa 75
7 Stony Brook 63
2 Massachusetts 58
7 Stony Brook 71
Semifinals
April 2
Finals
April 4
      
2 Baylor 76
3 BYU 70
2 Baylor 74
3 Iowa 54
2 Maryland 60
3 Iowa 71

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lexington's Rupp Arena hosted the first two rounds of the 2013 NCAA tournament, so Robert Morris hosted the NIT first round.