1967 National Invitation Tournament

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1967 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 14
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Southern Illinois (1st title)
Runner-up Marquette (1st title game)
Winning coach Jack Hartman (1st title)
MVP Walt Frazier Southern Illinois
National Invitation Tournaments
«1966 1968»

The NIT was originated by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association in 1938. Responsibility for its administration was transferred two years later to local colleges, first known as the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Committee and in 1948, as the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association (MIBA), which comprised representatives from five New York City schools: Fordham University, Manhattan College, New York University, St. John's University, and Wagner College. Originally all of the teams qualifying for the tournament were invited to New York City, and all games were played at Madison Square Garden.

The tournament originally consisted of only 6 teams, which later expanded to 8 teams in 1941, 12 teams in 1949, 14 teams in 1965, 16 teams in 1968, 24 teams in 1979, 32 teams in 1980, and 40 teams from 2002 through 2006. In 2007, the tournament reverted to the current 32-team format.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 14 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

New Mexico
Saint Peter's
Southern Illinois
Utah State


Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
 Southern Illinois 103  
 Saint Peter's 58  
   Southern Illinois 72  
     Duke 63  
   Southern Illinois 79  
   Rutgers 70  
 New Mexico 66  
 Syracuse 64  
   New Mexico 60
     Rutgers 65  
 Rutgers 78
 Utah State 76  
   Southern Illinois 71
   Marquette 56
 Marshall 70  
 Villanova 68  
   Marshall 119
     Nebraska 88  
   Marshall 78
   Marquette 83  
 Marquette 64  
 Tulsa 60  
   Marquette 81
     Providence 80  
 Providence 77
 Memphis 68  
  • Third Place - Rutgers 93, Marshall 76


  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1960's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 8, 2009. Archived 11/7/09