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1977 National Invitation Tournament


1977 National Invitation Tournament

1977 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 16
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions St. Bonaventure (1st title)
Runner-up Houston (1st title game)
Winning coach Jim Satalin (1st title)
MVP Greg Sanders St. Bonatenture
National Invitation Tournaments
«1976 1978»

The 1977 National Invitation Tournament was the 1977 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams

Below is a list of the 16 teams selected for the tournament.[1] This was the first edition of the tournament in which early round games were played at campus sites.[2]
Illinois State
Indiana State
Old Dominion
Oral Roberts
St. Bonaventure
Seton Hall
Virginia Tech


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Alabama 86
Memphis 63
Alabama 79
Virginia Tech 72
Virginia Tech 83
Georgetown 79
Alabama 76
Houston 82
Illinois State 65
Creighton 58
Illinois State 90
Houston 91
Houston 83
Indiana State 82
Houston 91
St. Bonaventure 94
Villanova 71
Old Dominion 68
Villanova 81
Massachusetts 71
Massachusetts 86
Seton Hall 85
Villanova 82
St. Bonaventure 86
Oregon 90
Oral Roberts 89
Oregon 73
St. Bonaventure 76
St. Bonaventure 79
Rutgers 77
  • Third Place - Villanova 102, Alabama 89


  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1970's) at, URL accessed November 7, 2009. Archived 11/7/09
  2. ^ NIT History - Fun Facts
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