1981 National Invitation Tournament
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1981 National Invitation Tournament
1981 National Invitation Tournament
Season 1980–81
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1st title)
Runner-up Syracuse Orange (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Nolan Richardson (1st title)
MVP Greg Stewart (Tulsa)

The 1981 National Invitation Tournament was the 1981 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams

Below is a list of the 32 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Bracket

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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Syracuse 88
Marquette 81
Syracuse 77
Holy Cross 57
Holy Cross 56
Southern Miss 54
Syracuse 91
Michigan 76
Michigan 74
Duquesne 58
Michigan 80
Toledo 68
Toledo 91
American 83
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Purdue 84
Rhode Island 58
Purdue 50
Dayton 46
Dayton 66
Fordham 65
Purdue 81
Duke 69
Duke 79
North Carolina A&T 69
Duke 75
Alabama 70
Alabama 73
St. John's 69
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Connecticut 65
South Florida 55
Connecticut 66
Minnesota 84
Minnesota 90
Drake 77
Minnesota 69
West Virginia 80
West Virginia 67
Penn 64
West Virginia 77
Temple 76
Temple 90
Clemson 82
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
         
Tulsa 81
Pan American 71
Tulsa 76
UTEP 72
UTEP 57
San Jose State 53
Tulsa 69
South Alabama 68
Georgia 74
Old Dominion 60
Georgia 72
South Alabama 73
South Alabama 74
Texas-Arlington 71

Semifinals & Finals

Semifinals Finals
      
Syracuse 70
Purdue 63
Syracuse 84
Tulsa 86
West Virginia 87
Tulsa 89
Third place game
   
Purdue 75
West Virginia 72

See also

References

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

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