2003 National Invitation Tournament

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2003 National Invitation Tournament
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsSt. John's Red Storm (Vacated) (6th title)
Runner-upGeorgetown Hoyas (2nd title game)
Winning coachMike Jarvis (1st title)
MVPMarcus Hatten (Vacated) (St. John's)
National Invitation Tournaments
«2002 2004»

The 2003 National Invitation Tournament was the 2003 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. St. John's tournament victory was later vacated due to use of an ineligible player. Marcus Hatten's tournament Most Valuable Player award was also vacated. This would be the last NIT in which a third-place game would be played.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 40 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

School Conference
Boston College Big East
Boston University A-East
Brown Ivy
College of Charleston SoCon
DePaul C-USA
Drexel CAA
Eastern Washington Big Sky
Fairfield MAAC
Georgetown Big East
Georgia Tech ACC
Hawaii WAC
Iowa Big Ten
Iowa State Big 12
Kent State MAC
Louisiana–Lafayette Sun Belt
Minnesota Big Ten
Nevada WAC
North Carolina ACC
Ohio State Big Ten
Providence Big East
Rhode Island A-10
Richmond A-10
St. John's Big East
Saint Louis C-USA
San Diego State MWC
Seton Hall Big East
Siena MAAC
Temple A-10
Tennessee SEC
Texas Tech Big 12
UC Santa Barbara Big West
UIC Horizon
Valparaiso Mid-Con
Villanova Big East
Virginia ACC
Western Michigan MAC
Wichita State MVC
Wyoming MWC


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

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
  Texas Tech 66  
    Nevada 54  
  Texas Tech 57  
  San Diego State 48  
  San Diego State 67
    UC Santa Barbara 62  
  Texas Tech 80
  Georgia Tech 72
  Georgia Tech 72
    Ohio State 58  
  Georgia Tech 79
  Iowa 78  
Iowa 62  
Valparaiso 60  
  Iowa 54
    Iowa State 53  
Iowa State 76
Wichita State 65  
  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
Siena 74  
Villanova 59  
  Siena 68  
    Western Michigan 62  
Western Michigan 63
UIC 62  
  Siena 71  
  UAB 80  
  UAB 82
    Louisiana-Lafayette 80  
  UAB 71
  St. John's 79
  St. John's 73
    Boston University 57  
  St. John's 73
  Virginia 63  
  Virginia 89
    Brown 73  
  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
  North Carolina 83  
    DePaul 72  
  North Carolina 90  
  Wyoming 74  
  Wyoming 78
    Eastern Washington 71  
  North Carolina 74
  Georgetown 79
  Georgetown 70
    Tennessee 60  
  Georgetown 67
  Providence 58  
Providence 67  
Richmond 49  
  Providence 69
    College of Charleston 64  
College of Charleston 72
Kent State 66  
  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
Temple 68  
Drexel 59  
  Temple 75  
    Boston College 62  
Boston College 90
Fairfield 78  
  Temple 61  
  Rhode Island 53  
  Rhode Island 61
    Seton Hall 60  
  Temple 58
  Minnesota 63
  Minnesota 62
    Saint Louis 52  
  Minnesota 84
  Hawaii 70  
  Hawaii 85
    UNLV 68  

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
  Georgetown 88
Minnesota 74
  Georgetown 67
St. John's 70
  Texas Tech 63
St. John's 64
Third place game
  Minnesota 61
Texas Tech 71

St. John's later vacated the title due to an ineligible player.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (2000's) at nit.org, URL accessed November 5, 2009. Archived 11/5/09