1969 National Invitation Tournament
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1969 National Invitation Tournament
1969 National Invitation Tournament
Teams16
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsTemple Owls (2nd title)
Runner-upBoston College Eagles (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachHarry Litwack (1st title)
MVPTerry 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.

Selected teams

Below is a list of the 16 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Bracket

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
            
Temple 82
Florida 66
Temple 94
Saint Peter's 78
Saint Peter's 75
Tulsa 71
Temple 63
Tennessee 58
Ohio 82
West Texas State 80
Ohio 64
Tennessee 75
Tennessee 67
Rutgers 51
Temple 89
Boston College 76
Army 51
Wyoming 49
Army 59
South Carolina 45
South Carolina 72
Southern Illinois 63
Army 61
Boston College 73
Boston College 78
Kansas 62
Boston College 88
Louisville 83
Louisville 73
Fordham 70
Third place game
   
Tennessee 64
Army 52

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1960's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 8, 2009. Archived 11/7/09

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