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1980 National Invitation Tournament

The 1980 National Invitation Tournament was the 1980 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

1980 National Invitation Tournament
Season 1979–80
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Virginia Cavaliers (1st title)
Runner-up Minnesota Golden Gophers (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Terry Holland (1st title)
MVP Ralph Sampson (Virginia)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1979 1981»

Contents

Selected teamsEdit

BracketsEdit

Below are the four first round brackets, along with the four-team championship bracket.[1]

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
UNLV 93
Washington 73
UNLV 90
Long Beach State 81
Long Beach State 104
Pepperdine 87
UNLV 67
Saint Peter's 63
Duquesne 65
Pittsburgh 63
Duquesne 33
Saint Peter's 34
Saint Peter's 71
Connecticut 56
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Virginia 67
Lafayette 56
Virginia 57
Boston College 55
Boston College 95
Boston University 74
Virginia 79
Michigan 68
Michigan 76
Nebraska 69
Michigan 75
UTEP 65
UTEP 58
Wichita State 56
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Minnesota 64
Bowling Green 50
  Minnesota 58
Mississippi 56
Mississippi 76
Grambling 74
Minnesota 94
Southwestern Louisiana 73
Texas 70
Saint Joseph's 61
Texas 76
Southwestern Louisiana 77
Southwestern Louisiana 74
UAB 72
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Illinois 105
Loyola (IL) 87
Illinois 75
Illinois State 65
Illinois State 80
West Texas State 63
Illinois 65
Murray State 63
Alabama 53
Penn State 49
Alabama 62
Murray State 70
Murray State 53
Jacksonville 49

Semifinals & FinalsEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
UNLV 71
Virginia 90
Virginia 58
Minnesota 55
Minnesota 65
Illinois 63
Third place game
   
UNLV 74
Illinois 84

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1980's) at nit.org, URL accessed November 7, 2009. Archived 11/7/09