|1969 National Invitation Tournament|
|Finals site||Madison Square Garden|
New York City
|Champions||Temple Owls (2nd title)|
|Runner-up||Boston College Eagles (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Harry Litwack (1st title)|
|MVP||Terry Driscoll (Boston College)|
The National Invitation Tournament was originated by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association in 1938. Responsibility for its administration was transferred two years later to local colleges, first known as the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Committee and in 1948, as the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association (MIBA), which comprised representatives from five New York City schools: Fordham University, Manhattan College, New York University, St. John's University, and Wagner College. Originally all of the teams qualifying for the tournament were invited to New York City, and all games were played at Madison Square Garden.
Below is a list of the 16 teams selected for the tournament.
|West Texas State|
Below is the tournament bracket.
|West Texas State||80|
|Third place game|