2005 National Invitation Tournament

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2005 National Invitation Tournament
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsSouth Carolina Gamecocks (1st title)
Runner-upSaint Joseph's Hawks (2nd title game)
Winning coachDave Odom (2nd title)
MVPCarlos Powell (South Carolina)
National Invitation Tournaments
«2004 2006»

The 2005 National Invitation Tournament was the 2005 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. South Carolina defeated Saint Joseph's, 60-57, to earn the program's first NIT title.

Selected teams[edit]

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

School Conference
Arizona State Pac-10
Boston University A-East
Buffalo MAC
Cal State Fullerton Big West
Clemson ACC
Davidson SoCon
Denver Sun Belt
DePaul C-USA
Drexel CAA
Georgetown Big East
Hofstra CAA
Holy Cross Patriot
Houston C-USA
Indiana Big Ten
Kent State MAC
Marquette C-USA
Maryland ACC
Memphis C-USA
Miami (FL) ACC
Miami (OH) MAC
Missouri Big 12
Northeastern A-East
Notre Dame Big East
Oral Roberts Mid-Con
Oregon State Pac-10
Rice WAC
Saint Joseph's A-10
San Francisco WCC
South Carolina SEC
Southwest Missouri State MVC
Temple A-10
Texas A&M Big 12
Vanderbilt SEC
Virginia Tech ACC
Western Kentucky Sun Belt
Western Michigan MAC
Wichita State MVC


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

  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
  Western Michigan 54  
    Marquette 40  
  Western Michigan 76  
  TCU 78  
  TCU 60
    Miami (OH) 58  
  TCU 73
  Maryland 85
  Maryland 85
    Oral Roberts 72  
  Maryland 78
  Davidson 63  
Davidson 77  
VCU 62  
  Davidson 82
    SW Missouri State 71  
SW Missouri State 105
Rice 82  
  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
Cal State Fullerton 85  
Oregon State 83  
  Cal State Fullerton 85  
    San Francisco 69  
San Francisco 69
Denver 67  
  Cal State Fullerton 57  
  Georgetown 74  
  Georgetown 64
    Boston University 34  
  Georgetown 66
  South Carolina 69
  UNLV 89
    Arizona State 78  
  UNLV 66
  South Carolina 77  
  South Carolina 69
    Miami (FL) 67  
  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
  Memphis 90  
    Northeastern 65  
  Memphis 83  
  Virginia Tech 62  
  Virginia Tech 60
    Temple 50  
  Memphis 81
  Vanderbilt 68
  Vanderbilt 67
    Indiana 60  
  Vanderbilt 65
  Wichita State 63  
Wichita State 85  
Houston 69  
  Wichita State 84
    Western Kentucky 81  
Western Kentucky 88
Kent State 80  
  Opening Round First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
Saint Joseph's 53  
Hofstra 44  
  Saint Joseph's 55  
    Buffalo 50  
Buffalo 81
Drexel 76  
  Saint Joseph's 68  
  Holy Cross 60  
  Holy Cross 78
    Notre Dame 73  
  Saint Joseph's 58
  Texas A&M 51
  Texas A&M 82
    Clemson 74  
  Texas A&M 75
  DePaul 72  
  DePaul 75
    Missouri 70  

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
Maryland 67
South Carolina 75
South Carolina 60
Saint Joseph's 57
Saint Joseph's 70
Memphis 58

See also[edit]


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