World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

1985 National Invitation Tournament

Article Id: WHEBN0006047206
Reproduction Date:

Title: 1985 National Invitation Tournament  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Kent State Golden Flashes men's basketball, 1984–85 Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball team, 1984 National Invitation Tournament, 1986 National Invitation Tournament, Lamar Cardinals basketball
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

1985 National Invitation Tournament

1985 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 32
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions UCLA (1st title)
Runner-up Indiana (2nd title game)
Winning coach Walt Hazzard (1st title)
MVP Reggie Miller UCLA
National Invitation Tournaments
«1984 1986»

The 1985 National Invitation Tournament was the 1985 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. The tournament began on Tuesday, March 12, 1985 and ended when the UCLA Bruins defeated Indiana Hoosiers in the NIT championship game on Friday, March 29, 1985 at Madison Square Garden.

Selected teams

Below is a list of the 32 teams selected for the tournament.[1]
Alcorn State
Fresno State
Kent State
New Mexico
St. Joseph's
Santa Clara
South Florida
Tennessee Tech
Texas A&M
Wake Forest
West Virginia


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

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
  Tennessee 65
  Tennessee Tech 62
  Tennessee 73
  Louisiana-Lafayette 72
  Louisiana-Lafayette 65
  Florida 64
  Tennessee 61
  Virginia 54
  Virginia 56
  West Virginia 55
  Virginia 68
  St. Joseph's 61
  St. Joseph's 68
  Missouri 67
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
  Indiana 79
  Butler 57
  Indiana 75
  Richmond 53
  Richmond 59
  Fordham 57
  Indiana 94
  Marquette 82
  Cincinnati 77
  Kent State 61
  Cincinnati 54
  Marquette 56
  Marquette 77
  Bradley 68
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
  UCLA 78
  Montana 47
  UCLA 82
  Nebraska 63
  Nebraska 79
  Canisius 66
  UCLA 53
  Fresno State 43
  Fresno State 79
  Santa Clara 76
  Fresno State 66
  New Mexico 55
  New Mexico 80
  Texas A&M 67
First Round Second Round Quarterfinals
  Louisville 77
  Alcorn State 75
  Louisville 68
  South Florida 61
  South Florida 77
  Wake Forest 66
  Louisville 71
  Chattanooga 66
  Lamar 78
  Houston 71
  Lamar 84
  Chattanooga 85
  Chattanooga 67
  Clemson 65

Semifinals & Finals

Semifinals (March 27) Finals (March 29)
  Tennessee 67
  Indiana 74
  Indiana 62
  UCLA 65
  UCLA 75
  Louisville 66
  • Third Place - Tennessee 100, Louisville 84


  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1980's) at, URL accessed November 7, 2009. Archived 11/7/09
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.