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1961 National Invitation Tournament

The 1961 National Invitation Tournament was the 1961 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

1961 National Invitation Tournament
Teams12
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsProvidence Friars (1st title)
Runner-upSaint Louis Billikens (2nd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachJoe Mullaney (1st title)
MVPVin Ernst (Providence)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1960 1962»

Selected teamsEdit

Below is a list of the 12 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Army
Colorado State
Dayton
DePaul
Detroit
Holy Cross
Memphis
Miami (FL)
Niagara
Providence
Saint Louis
Temple

BracketEdit

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
Saint Louis 58  
Miami (FL) 56  
  Saint Louis 59  
    Colorado State 53  
     
       
  Saint Louis 67  
  Dayton 60  
       
       
  Dayton 62
    Temple 60  
Temple 79
Army 66  
  Saint Louis 59
  Providence 62
Holy Cross 86  
Detroit 82  
  Holy Cross 81
    Memphis 69  
     
       
  Holy Cross 83
  Providence 90  
       
       
  Niagara 68
    Providence 71  
Providence 73
DePaul 67  
Third place game
   
Dayton 67
Holy Cross 85

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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