2006 National Invitation Tournament
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2006 National Invitation Tournament
2006 National Invitation Tournament
Season2005–06
Teams40
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsSouth Carolina (2nd title)
Runner-upMichigan (4th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachDave Odom (3rd title)
MVPRenaldo Balkman (South Carolina)

The 2006 National Invitation Tournament was the first time the tournament was planned and operated by the NCAA, taking over after 68 years under the auspices of the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association (MIBA). The 2006 NIT also saw changes made to the selection process as well as being the first time the NIT seeded the participants.[1] The South Carolina Gamecocks won their second straight NIT title.

Selected teams

Below are lists of the team selected for the tournament. The teams were given seeds for the first time ever.[2]

Michigan Bracket
Seed School Conference
#1 Michigan Big Ten
#2 Creighton MVC
#3 Miami (FL) ACC
#4 Vanderbilt SEC
#5 Notre Dame Big East
#6 Oklahoma State Big 12
#7 Temple A-10
#8 Akron MAC
#9 UTEP C-USA
#10 Lipscomb A-Sun

Bracket

Below are the four brackets of the tournament, along with the bracket of the four-team championship round.[2]

Maryland Bracket

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
9 Manhattan 80  
10 Fairleigh Dickinson 77  
  1 Maryland 84  
    9 Manhattan 87  
     
       
  9 Manhattan 66  
  5 Old Dominion 70  
       
       
  4 Colorado 61
    5 Old Dominion 79  
     
       
  5 Old Dominion 61
  3 Hofstra 51
7 Penn State 71  
8 Rutgers 76  
  2 Saint Joseph's 71
    8 Rutgers 62  
     
       
  2 Saint Joseph's 75
  3 Hofstra 77  
       
       
  3 Hofstra 73
    6 Nebraska 62  
     

Michigan Bracket

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
9 UTEP 85  
10 Lipscomb 66  
  1 Michigan 82  
    9 UTEP 67  
     
       
  1 Michigan 87  
  5 Notre Dame 84  
       
       
  4 Vanderbilt 69
    5 Notre Dame 79  
     
       
  1 Michigan 71
  3 Miami (FL) 65
7 Temple 73  
8 Akron 80  
  2 Creighton 71
    8 Akron 60  
     
       
  2 Creighton 52
  3 Miami (FL) 53  
       
       
  3 Miami (FL) 62
    6 Oklahoma State 59  
     

Louisville Bracket

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
                                     
9 Northern Arizona 53  
10 Delaware State 58  
  1 Louisville 71  
    10 Delaware State 54  
     
       
  1 Louisville 74  
  4 Clemson 68  
       
       
  4 Clemson 69
    5 Louisiana Tech 53  
     
       
  1 Louisville 74
  2 Missouri State 56
7 Stanford 65  
8 Virginia 49  
  2 Missouri State 76
    7 Stanford 67  
     
       
  2 Missouri State 60
  3 Houston 59  
       
       
  3 Houston 77
    6 BYU 67  
     

Cincinnati Bracket

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinal
                                     
9 Charlotte 77  
10 Georgia Southern 61  
  1 Cincinnati 86  
    9 Charlotte 80  
     
       
  1 Cincinnati 76  
  4 Minnesota 62  
       
       
  4 Minnesota 73
    5 Wake Forest 58  
     
       
  1 Cincinnati 62
  3 South Carolina '65
7 Miami (OH) 52  
8 Butler 53  
  2 Florida State 67
    8 Butler 63  
     
       
  2 Florida State 68
  3 South Carolina 69  
       
       
  3 South Carolina 74
    6 Western Kentucky 55  
     

Semifinals & Finals

Semifinals Finals
      
5 Old Dominion 43
1 Michigan 66
1 Michigan 64
3 South Carolina 76
1 Louisville 63
3 South Carolina 78

See also

References

  1. ^ NIT Committee Meets, Announces Changes To Post Season Tournament at nit.org, URL accessed November 5, 2009. Archived 11/5/09
  2. ^ a b Tournament Results (2000's) at nit.org, URL accessed November 5, 2009. Archived 11/5/09

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