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2005-2006 NIT Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 14 - 30, 2006
Tournament Champions: South Carolina
Tournament Runner Up: Michigan
Tournament MOP/MVP: Renaldo Balkman (South Carolina, Jr.)
All-Tournament Team: N/A
Championship Game Venue: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, NY)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Roger Ayers, Bruce Bell, Curtis Blair, Bo Boroski, James Breeding, Tom Clark, Reggie Cofer, Eugene Crawford, Rick Crawford, Anthony Crozier, Don Dailey, Terry Davis, Robert Donato, Brian Dorsey, Pat Driscoll, Mike Eades, Duke Edsall, Kevin Ferguson, John Gaffney, Dwayne Gladden, John Goble, Reggie Greenwood, Sam Haddad, Sean Hall, Brent Hampton, Jim Haney, James Haney, Byrne Haskins, Randy Heimerman, Tim Higgins, Ted Hillary, Robert Holloway, Sean Hull, Tim Hutchinson, Bobby Jacobs, Paul Janssen, Tim Kelly, Bill Kennedy, Bryan Kersey, Bill Laubenstein, Tom Lopes, Jamie Luckie, Kevin Mathis, Glen Mayberry, Glenn Mayborg, Don Mcallister, Randy McCall, Bobby McRoy, Terry Moore, Mike Nance, Tim Nestor, Dan Nowakoski, Brian O'Connell, Tom O'Neill, Antonio Petty, Gary Prager, Steven Pyatt, Rick Randall, Chris Rastatter, Larry Scirotto, Kelly Self, Doug Shows, Lamont Simpson, Doug Sirmons, Frank Spencer, Michael Stephens, Winston Stith, Raymond Styons, Raymond Styons, Ron Tyburski, Bobby Vetkoetter, Earl Walton, Mike Wood
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Tarence Kinsey (South Carolina, Sr.) (97)
Total Rebounds:Eric Hicks (Cincinnati, Sr.) (37)
Total Assists:Daniel Horton (Michigan, Sr.) (29)
Total Steals:Tarence Kinsey (South Carolina, Sr.) (12), Daniel Horton (Michigan, Sr.) (12), Oliver Lafayette (Houston, Jr.) (12)
Total Blocks:Brandon Wallace (South Carolina, Jr.) (15)
Total Minutes:Daniel Horton (Michigan, Sr.) (171)
Total FIC:Daniel Horton (Michigan, Sr.) (67.0)
Total Fouls:Arturo Dubois (Manhattan, So.) (14)
Total Turnovers:Loren Stokes (Hofstra, Jr.) (12)
Total FGs:Tarence Kinsey (South Carolina, Sr.) (37)
Total 3PM:Taquan Dean (Louisville, Sr.) (20)
Total FTs:Jason Wingate (Manhattan, Sr.) (20)

Tournament Bracket

Maryland Bracket
Opening Round
9 Manhattan 80
10 Fairleigh Dickinson 77
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Penn State 71
8 Rutgers 76
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Round
 
1 Maryland 84
9 Manhattan 87
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Colorado 61
5 Old Dominion 79
2 Saint Joseph's 71
8 Rutgers 62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Hofstra 73
6 Nebraska 62
Second Round
 
 
 
5 Old Dominion 70
9 Manhattan 66
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Saint Joseph's 75
3 Hofstra 77
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Hofstra 51
5 Old Dominion 61
Michigan Bracket
Opening Round
9 UTEP 85
10 Lipscomb 66
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Temple 73
8 Akron 80
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Round
 
1 Michigan 82
9 UTEP 67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Vanderbilt 69
5 Notre Dame 79
2 Creighton 71
8 Akron 60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Miami (FL) 62
6 Oklahoma State 59
Second Round
 
 
 
1 Michigan 87
5 Notre Dame 84
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Creighton 52
3 Miami (FL) 53
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Michigan 71
3 Miami (FL) 65
Louisville Bracket
Opening Round
9 Northern Arizona 53
10 Delaware State 58
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Stanford 65
8 Virginia 49
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Round
 
1 Louisville 71
10 Delaware State 54
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Clemson 69
5 Louisiana Tech 53
2 Missouri State 76
7 Stanford 67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Houston 77
6 Brigham Young 67
Second Round
 
 
 
1 Louisville 74
4 Clemson 68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Missouri State 60
3 Houston 59
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Louisville 74
2 Missouri State 56
Cincinnati Bracket
Opening Round
9 Charlotte 77
10 Georgia Southern 61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Miami (OH) 52
8 Butler 53
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
First Round
 
1 Cincinnati 86
9 Charlotte 80
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Minnesota 73
5 Wake Forest 58
2 Florida State 67
8 Butler 63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 South Carolina 74
6 Western Kentucky 55
Second Round
 
 
 
1 Cincinnati 76
4 Minnesota 62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Florida State 68
3 South Carolina 69
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Cincinnati 62
3 South Carolina 65
Semifinals and Finals
Semifinals
1 Michigan 66
5 Old Dominion 43
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Louisville 63
3 South Carolina 78
Championship Game
 
 
1 Michigan 64
3 South Carolina 76

Tournament Participants

Seed Region School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
1 Maryland Bracket Maryland 19  12  61.29% 50.00%
2 Maryland Bracket Saint Joseph's 18  13  58.06% 56.25%
3 Maryland Bracket Hofstra 24  80.00% 14  77.78%
4 Maryland Bracket Colorado 20  68.97% 56.25%
5 Maryland Bracket Old Dominion 21  70.00% 13  72.22%
6 Maryland Bracket Nebraska 19  13  59.38% 43.75%
7 Maryland Bracket Penn State 15  14  51.72% 10  37.50%
8 Maryland Bracket Rutgers 18  13  58.06% 43.75%
9 Maryland Bracket Manhattan 18  10  64.29% 14  77.78%
10 Maryland Bracket Fairleigh Dickinson 20  11  64.52% 14  77.78%
1 Michigan Bracket Michigan 18  10  64.29% 50.00%
2 Michigan Bracket Creighton 19  67.86% 12  66.67%
3 Michigan Bracket Miami (FL) 16  15  51.61% 43.75%
4 Michigan Bracket Vanderbilt 17  12  58.62% 43.75%
5 Michigan Bracket Notre Dame 15  13  53.57% 10  37.50%
6 Michigan Bracket Oklahoma State 17  15  53.13% 10  37.50%
7 Michigan Bracket Temple 17  14  54.84% 50.00%
8 Michigan Bracket Akron 22  70.97% 14  77.78%
9 Michigan Bracket UTEP 20  68.97% 11  78.57%
10 Michigan Bracket Lipscomb 21  10  67.74% 15  75.00%
1 Louisville Bracket Louisville 18  12  60.00% 10  37.50%
2 Louisville Bracket Missouri State 20  71.43% 12  66.67%
3 Louisville Bracket Houston 20  68.97% 64.29%
4 Louisville Bracket Clemson 18  12  60.00% 43.75%
5 Louisville Bracket Louisiana Tech 20  12  62.50% 11  68.75%
6 Louisville Bracket Brigham Young 20  71.43% 12  75.00%
7 Louisville Bracket Stanford 15  13  53.57% 11  61.11%
8 Louisville Bracket Virginia 15  14  51.72% 43.75%
9 Louisville Bracket Northern Arizona 21  10  67.74% 12  85.71%
10 Louisville Bracket Delaware State 20  13  60.61% 16  88.89%
1 Cincinnati Bracket Cincinnati 19  12  61.29% 50.00%
2 Cincinnati Bracket Florida State 19  67.86% 56.25%
3 Cincinnati Bracket South Carolina 18  15  54.55% 10  37.50%
4 Cincinnati Bracket Minnesota 15  14  51.72% 11  31.25%
5 Cincinnati Bracket Wake Forest 17  16  51.52% 13  18.75%
6 Cincinnati Bracket Western Kentucky 23  76.67% 12  85.71%
7 Cincinnati Bracket Miami (OH) 18  10  64.29% 14  77.78%
8 Cincinnati Bracket Butler 19  12  61.29% 11  68.75%
9 Cincinnati Bracket Charlotte 18  12  60.00% 11  68.75%
10 Cincinnati Bracket Georgia Southern 20  68.97% 11  73.33%
*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 14, 2006
#10 Georgia Southern (L) #9 Charlotte (W) 61-77 Dale F. Halton Arena PTS: 20. Curtis Withers
REB: 16. Curtis Withers
AST: 7. Mitchell Baldwin
PTS: 22. Donte Gennie
REB: 8. Sean Olivier
AST: 6. Dwayne Foreman
Mar 14, 2006
#10 Fairleigh Dickinson (L) #9 Manhattan (W) 77-80 Draddy Gymnasium PTS: 22. Jeff Xavier
REB: 11. Arturo Dubois
AST: 6. Jason Wingate
PTS: 21. Gordon Klaiber
REB: 8. Gordon Klaiber
AST: 6. Chad Timberlake
Mar 14, 2006
#8 Akron (W) #7 Temple (L) 80-73 Liacouras Center PTS: 23. Mark Tyndale
REB: 8. Mardy Collins
AST: 5. Mardy Collins
PTS: 17. Darryl Peterson
REB: 9. Romeo Travis
AST: 5. Romeo Travis
Mar 14, 2006
#10 Delaware State (W) #9 Northern Arizona (L) 58-53 Walkup Skydome PTS: 24. Kelly Golob
REB: 7. Ruben Boykin, Jr.
AST: 4. Josh Wilson
PTS: 23. Jahsha Bluntt
REB: 4. Troy Roundtree
AST: 6. Darrin Shine
Mar 14, 2006
#8 Butler (W) #7 Miami (OH) (L) 53-52 Hinkle Fieldhouse PTS: 17. Tim Pollitz
REB: 11. Tim Pollitz
AST: 5. William Hatcher
PTS: 19. A.J. Graves
REB: 4. Avery Sheets
AST: 6. Avery Sheets
Mar 14, 2006
#8 Rutgers (W) #7 Penn State (L) 76-71 Bryce Jordan Center PTS: 21. Travis Parker
REB: 12. Travis Parker
AST: 5. David Jackson
PTS: 32. Quincy Douby
REB: 8. Byron Joynes
AST: 7. Anthony Farmer
Mar 14, 2006
#10 Lipscomb (L) #9 UTEP (W) 66-85 Don Haskins Center PTS: 22. Stefon Jackson
REB: 11. Jason Williams
AST: 10. Jason Williams
PTS: 23. Brian Fisk
REB: 8. Eddie Ard
AST: 4. Trey Williams
Mar 14, 2006
#8 Virginia (L) #7 Stanford (W) 49-65 Maples Pavilion PTS: 14. Chris Hernandez
REB: 7. Matt Haryasz
AST: 4. Chris Hernandez
PTS: 13. Sean Singletary
REB: 7. Jason Cain
AST: 4. Sean Singletary
Mar 15, 2006
#5 Notre Dame (W) #4 Vanderbilt (L) 79-69 Edmund P. Joyce Center PTS: 18. Derrick Byars
REB: 7. DeMarre Carroll
AST: 7. Mario Moore
PTS: 23. Torin Francis
REB: 11. Torin Francis
AST: 9. Chris Quinn
Mar 15, 2006
#6 Western Kentucky (L) #3 South Carolina (W) 55-74 Colonial Life Arena PTS: 23. Tarence Kinsey
REB: 7. Antoine Tisby
AST: 6. Tre Kelley
PTS: 20. Anthony Winchester
REB: 16. Anthony Winchester
AST: 2. Anthony Winchester
Mar 15, 2006
#5 Wake Forest (L) #4 Minnesota (W) 58-73 Williams Arena PTS: 18. Vincent Grier
REB: 9. J'son Stamper
AST: 8. Vincent Grier
PTS: 12. Chris Ellis
REB: 6. Chris Ellis
AST: 5. Justin Gray
Mar 15, 2006
#5 Old Dominion (W) #4 Colorado (L) 79-61 Coors Events Center PTS: 14. Glean Eddy
REB: 10. Glean Eddy
AST: 5. Marcus Hall
PTS: 28. Isaiah Hunter
REB: 16. Arnaud Dahi
AST: 7. Brandon Johnson
Mar 15, 2006
#6 Brigham Young (L) #3 Houston (W) 67-77 Hofheinz Pavilion PTS: 23. Oliver Lafayette
REB: 10. Lanny Smith
AST: 11. Lanny Smith
PTS: 18. Trent Plaisted
REB: 13. Trent Plaisted
AST: 5. Lee Cummard
Mar 15, 2006
#5 Louisiana Tech (L) #4 Clemson (W) 53-69 Littlejohn Coliseum PTS: 16. Akin Akingbala
REB: 11. Akin Akingbala
AST: 6. Cliff Hammonds
PTS: 19. Paul Millsap
REB: 9. Paul Millsap
AST: 4. Daevon Haskins
Mar 15, 2006
#6 Oklahoma State (L) #3 Miami (FL) (W) 59-62 BankUnited Center PTS: 15. Robert Hite
REB: 9. Anthony King
AST: 5. Denis Clemente
PTS: 16. Mario Boggan
REB: 8. David Monds
AST: 4. JamesOn Curry
Mar 16, 2006
#6 Nebraska (L) #3 Hofstra (W) 62-73 Hofstra Arena PTS: 23. Loren Stokes
REB: 13. Aurimas Kieza
AST: 5. Carlos Rivera
PTS: 15. Jason Dourisseau
REB: 15. Aleks Maric
AST: 6. Jamel White
Mar 16, 2006
#8 Akron (L) #2 Creighton (W) 60-71 CenturyLink Center Omaha PTS: 18. Anthony Tolliver
REB: 10. Dane Watts
AST: 6. Johnny Mathies
PTS: 25. Romeo Travis
REB: 15. Romeo Travis
AST: 9. Dru Joyce
Mar 16, 2006
#9 UTEP (L) #1 Michigan (W) 67-82 Crisler Arena PTS: 20. Chris Hunter
REB: 8. Chris Hunter
AST: 9. Daniel Horton
PTS: 25. Jason Williams
REB: 8. Jason Williams
AST: 5. Kevin Henderson
Mar 16, 2006
#8 Rutgers (L) #2 Saint Joseph's (W) 62-71 Hagan Arena PTS: 23. Abdulai Jalloh
REB: 7. Dwayne Lee
AST: 4. Abdulai Jalloh
PTS: 30. Quincy Douby
REB: 8. J.R. Inman
AST: 4. Anthony Farmer
Mar 17, 2006
#7 Stanford (L) #2 Missouri State (W) 67-76 Hammons Student Center PTS: 19. Deke Thompson
REB: 8. Nathan Bilyeu
AST: 3. Blake Ahearn
PTS: 15. Matt Haryasz
REB: 10. Matt Haryasz
AST: 3. Chris Hernandez
Mar 17, 2006
#10 Delaware State (L) #1 Louisville (W) 54-71 Freedom Hall PTS: 21. Taquan Dean
REB: 9. Taquan Dean
AST: 5. Taquan Dean
PTS: 18. Tracey Worley
REB: 7. Troy Roundtree
AST: 3. Jahsha Bluntt
Mar 17, 2006
#8 Butler (L) #2 Florida State (W) 63-67 Donald L. Tucker Center PTS: 22. Jason Rich
REB: 9. Alexander Johnson
AST: 6. Ralph Mims
PTS: 21. Brandon Polk
REB: 7. Brandon Polk
AST: 4. Bruce Horan
Mar 17, 2006
#9 Charlotte (L) #1 Cincinnati (W) 80-86 Fifth Third Arena PTS: 23. Eric Hicks
REB: 18. Eric Hicks
AST: 8. Jihad Muhammad
PTS: 20. Curtis Withers
REB: 15. Curtis Withers
AST: 4. Curtis Withers
Mar 18, 2006
#9 Manhattan (W) #1 Maryland (L) 87-84 Comcast Center PTS: 21. Travis Garrison
REB: 20. Travis Garrison
AST: 5. Parrish Brown
PTS: 31. Jeff Xavier
REB: 9. Jeff Xavier
AST: 4. Kenny Minor
Mar 20, 2006
#3 Hofstra (W) #2 Saint Joseph's (L) 77-75 Hagan Arena PTS: 21. Abdulai Jalloh
REB: 8. Abdulai Jalloh
AST: 4. Abdulai Jalloh
PTS: 24. Antoine Agudio
REB: 9. Adrian Uter
AST: 6. Carlos Rivera
Mar 20, 2006
#5 Notre Dame (L) #1 Michigan (W) 84-87 Crisler Arena PTS: 29. Daniel Horton
REB: 9. Graham Brown
AST: 8. Daniel Horton
PTS: 18. Chris Quinn
REB: 9. Torin Francis
AST: 9. Chris Quinn
Mar 20, 2006
#3 Houston (L) #2 Missouri State (W) 59-60 Hammons Student Center PTS: 14. Kellen Easley
REB: 11. Kellen Easley
AST: 6. Deke Thompson
PTS: 21. Lanny Smith
REB: 7. Oliver Lafayette
AST: 4. Jahmar Thorpe
Mar 20, 2006
#9 Manhattan (L) #5 Old Dominion (W) 66-70 Ted Constant Convocation Center PTS: 20. Alex Loughton
REB: 9. Alex Loughton
AST: 4. Drew Williamson
PTS: 19. Jeff Xavier
REB: 7. Jeff Xavier
AST: 4. Jason Wingate
Mar 20, 2006
#3 Miami (FL) (W) #2 Creighton (L) 53-52 CenturyLink Center Omaha PTS: 18. Johnny Mathies
REB: 8. Anthony Tolliver
AST: 4. Nick Porter
PTS: 16. Robert Hite
REB: 9. Robert Hite
AST: 5. Guillermo Diaz
Mar 20, 2006
#4 Clemson (L) #1 Louisville (W) 68-74 Freedom Hall PTS: 20. Taquan Dean
REB: 13. Brian Johnson
AST: 3. Juan Palacios
PTS: 19. Akin Akingbala
REB: 13. Akin Akingbala
AST: 2. Akin Akingbala
Mar 21, 2006
#3 South Carolina (W) #2 Florida State (L) 69-68 Donald L. Tucker Center PTS: 22. Alexander Johnson
REB: N/A
AST: N/A
PTS: 17. Tre Kelley
REB: N/A
AST: N/A
Mar 21, 2006
#4 Minnesota (L) #1 Cincinnati (W) 62-76 Fifth Third Arena PTS: 23. Eric Hicks
REB: 11. Eric Hicks
AST: 9. Devan Downey
PTS: 18. Vincent Grier
REB: 8. Vincent Grier
AST: 4. Adam Boone
Mar 22, 2006
#3 Miami (FL) (L) #1 Michigan (W) 65-71 Crisler Arena PTS: 19. Daniel Horton
REB: 10. Graham Brown
AST: 5. Daniel Horton
PTS: 20. Guillermo Diaz
REB: 9. Anthony King
AST: 4. Anthony King
Mar 22, 2006
#5 Old Dominion (W) #3 Hofstra (L) 61-51 Hofstra Arena PTS: 13. Antoine Agudio
REB: 11. Adrian Uter
AST: 4. Loren Stokes
PTS: 29. Isaiah Hunter
REB: 7. Alex Loughton
AST: 5. Drew Williamson
Mar 22, 2006
#2 Missouri State (L) #1 Louisville (W) 56-74 Freedom Hall PTS: 26. Taquan Dean
REB: 13. Juan Palacios
AST: 7. Brandon Jenkins
PTS: 13. Kellen Easley
REB: 9. Nathan Bilyeu
AST: 5. Nathan Bilyeu
Mar 23, 2006
#3 South Carolina (W) #1 Cincinnati (L) 65-62 Fifth Third Arena PTS: 22. Eric Hicks
REB: 9. Connor Barwin
AST: 6. Chadd Moore
PTS: 21. Tre Kelley
REB: 12. Brandon Wallace
AST: 3. Rocky Trice
Mar 28, 2006
#3 South Carolina (W) #1 Louisville (L) 78-63 Madison Square Garden PTS: 21. Taquan Dean
REB: 5. Juan Palacios
AST: 6. Terrence Williams
PTS: 23. Renaldo Balkman
REB: 8. Renaldo Balkman
AST: 10. Tre Kelley
Mar 28, 2006
#5 Old Dominion (L) #1 Michigan (W) 43-66 Madison Square Garden PTS: 18. Courtney Sims
REB: 9. Chris Hunter
AST: 4. Jerret Smith
PTS: 11. Brian Henderson
REB: 9. Alex Loughton
AST: 4. Isaiah Hunter
Mar 30, 2006
#3 South Carolina (W) #1 Michigan (L) 76-64 Madison Square Garden PTS: 18. Daniel Horton
REB: 6. Chris Hunter
AST: 4. Daniel Horton
PTS: 21. Tarence Kinsey
REB: 12. Renaldo Balkman
AST: 7. Tre Kelley