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2006-2007 NIT Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 13 - 29, 2007
Tournament Champions: West Virginia
Tournament Runner Up: Clemson
Tournament MOP/MVP: Frank Young (West Virginia, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team: N/A
Championship Game Venue: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, NY)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Patrick Adams, Chris Beaver, Chris Beavers, Bruce Bell, Curtis Blair, Bo Boroski, James Breeding, Kevin Brill, William Bush, Sean Casady, Bernard Clifton, JD Collins, Eugene Crawford, Anthony Crozier, Don Daily, Terry Davis, Robert Donato, Brian Dorsey, Pat Driscoll, Kevin Ferguson, Tim Fogarty, Mike Foote, Tim Gabutero, John Gaffney, Tim Gattis, Darron George, Jim Giron, John Goble, Tony Greene, Reggie Greenwood, Jerry Heater, Randy Heimerman, Carl Hess, Bruce Hicks, Ted Hillary, Sean Hull, Tim Hutchinson, Kyle Ingram, Shedrick Jordan, Anthony Jordan, Bryan Kersey, Michael Kitts, Bill Laubenstein, Shawn Lehigh, Joe Lindsay, Jamie Luckie, Kevin Martins, Kevin Mathis, Gary Maxwell, Glenn Mayborg, Gene Menees, Tim Nestor, Guy Pagano, Gary Prager, Wally Rutecki, Kelly Self, Brian Shelley, Doug Shows, Lamont Simpson, Larry Spaulding, Michael Stephens, Winston Stith, Mike Stuart, Raymond Styons, Ken Turner, Andrew Walton, Archibald Whaley, Mark Whitehead, Todd Williams, Terry Wymer
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Frank Young (West Virginia, Sr.) (113)
Total Rebounds:Trevor Booker (Clemson, Fr.) (38)
Total Assists:Alex Ruoff (West Virginia, So.) (39)
Total Steals:K.C. Rivers (Clemson, So.) (10), Tim Anderson (Air Force, Jr.) (10)
Total Blocks:Charles Rhodes (Mississippi State, Jr.) (13)
Total Minutes:Cliff Hammonds (Clemson, Jr.) (181)
Total FIC:Frank Young (West Virginia, Sr.) (80.0)
Total Fouls:Trevor Booker (Clemson, Fr.) (16)
Total Turnovers:Vernon Hamilton (Clemson, Sr.) (19)
Total FGs:Frank Young (West Virginia, Sr.) (39)
Total 3PM:Frank Young (West Virginia, Sr.) (24)
Total FTs:Jamont Gordon (Mississippi State, So.) (15)

Tournament Bracket

West Virginia Bracket
First Round
1 West Virginia 74
8 Delaware State 50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Massachusetts 89
5 Alabama 87
3 Drexel 56
6 North Carolina State 63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Oklahoma State 64
7 Marist 67
Second Round
 
 
1 West Virginia 90
4 Massachusetts 77
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 North Carolina State 69
7 Marist 62
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 West Virginia 71
6 North Carolina State 66
Clemson Bracket
First Round
1 Clemson 64
8 East Tennessee State 57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Ole Miss 73
5 Appalachian State 59
3 Missouri State 70
6 San Diego State 74
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Syracuse 79
7 South Alabama 73
Second Round
 
 
1 Clemson 89
4 Ole Miss 68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Syracuse 80
6 San Diego State 64
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Clemson 74
2 Syracuse 70
Air Force Bracket
First Round
1 Air Force 75
8 Austin Peay 51
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Georgia 88
5 Fresno State 78
3 DePaul 83
6 Hofstra 71
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Kansas State 59
7 Vermont 57
Second Round
 
 
1 Air Force 83
4 Georgia 52
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Kansas State 65
3 DePaul 70
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Air Force 52
3 DePaul 51
Mississippi State Bracket
First Round
1 Mississippi State 82
8 Mississippi Valley State 63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Bradley 90
5 Providence 78
3 Michigan 68
6 Utah State 58
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Florida State 77
7 Toledo 61
Second Round
 
 
1 Mississippi State 101
4 Bradley 72
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Florida State 87
3 Michigan 66
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Mississippi State 86
2 Florida State 71
Semifinals and Finals
Semifinals
1 Mississippi State 62
1 West Virginia 63
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Air Force 67
1 Clemson 68
Championship Game
 
 
1 West Virginia 78
1 Clemson 73

Tournament Participants

Seed Region School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
Berth Type
1 Air Force Bracket Air Force 23  74.19% 10  62.50% At-Large
1 West Virginia Bracket West Virginia 22  70.97% 56.25% At-Large
1 Clemson Bracket Clemson 21  10  67.74% 43.75% At-Large
1 Mississippi State Bracket Mississippi State 18  13  58.06% 50.00% At-Large
2 Air Force Bracket Kansas State 22  11  66.67% 10  62.50% At-Large
2 West Virginia Bracket Oklahoma State 22  12  64.71% 10  37.50% At-Large
2 Clemson Bracket Syracuse 22  10  68.75% 10  62.50% At-Large
2 Mississippi State Bracket Florida State 20  12  62.50% 43.75% At-Large
3 West Virginia Bracket Drexel 23  74.19% 13  72.22% At-Large
3 Clemson Bracket Missouri State 22  10  68.75% 12  66.67% At-Large
3 Mississippi State Bracket Michigan 21  12  63.64% 50.00% At-Large
3 Air Force Bracket DePaul 18  13  58.06% 56.25% At-Large
4 West Virginia Bracket Massachusetts 23  74.19% 13  81.25% At-Large
4 Mississippi State Bracket Bradley 21  12  63.64% 10  55.56% At-Large
4 Clemson Bracket Ole Miss 20  12  62.50% 50.00% At-Large
4 Air Force Bracket Georgia 18  13  58.06% 50.00% At-Large
5 Clemson Bracket Appalachian State 25  78.13% 15  83.33% At-Large
5 Air Force Bracket Fresno State 22  70.97% 10  62.50% At-Large
5 West Virginia Bracket Alabama 20  11  64.52% 43.75% At-Large
5 Mississippi State Bracket Providence 18  12  60.00% 50.00% At-Large
6 Mississippi State Bracket Utah State 23  11  67.65% 56.25% At-Large
6 Air Force Bracket Hofstra 22  70.97% 14  77.78% At-Large
6 Clemson Bracket San Diego State 21  10  67.74% 10  62.50% At-Large
6 West Virginia Bracket North Carolina State 18  15  54.55% 11  31.25% At-Large
7 Air Force Bracket Vermont 25  78.13% 15  93.75% Automatic
7 West Virginia Bracket Marist 24  75.00% 14  77.78% Automatic
7 Clemson Bracket South Alabama 20  11  64.52% 13  72.22% Automatic
7 Mississippi State Bracket Toledo 19  12  61.29% 14  87.50% Automatic
8 Clemson Bracket East Tennessee State 24  72.73% 14  87.50% Automatic
8 Air Force Bracket Austin Peay 21  11  65.63% 16  80.00% Automatic
8 West Virginia Bracket Delaware State 21  12  63.64% 16  88.89% Automatic
8 Mississippi State Bracket Mississippi Valley State 18  15  54.55% 13  72.22% Automatic
*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 13, 2007
#8 Mississippi Valley State (L) #1 Mississippi State (W) 63-82 Humphrey Coliseum PTS: 21. Charles Rhodes
REB: 9. Jamont Gordon
AST: 8. Jamont Gordon
PTS: 22. Carl Lucas
REB: 9. Ronald Alexander
AST: 3. Mike Davis
Mar 13, 2007
#7 Toledo (L) #2 Florida State (W) 61-77 Donald L. Tucker Center PTS: 24. Al Thornton
REB: 7. Jason Rich
AST: 5. Isaiah Swann
PTS: 17. Justin Ingram
REB: 6. Florentino Valencia
AST: 3. Keonta Howell
Mar 13, 2007
#6 North Carolina State (W) #3 Drexel (L) 63-56 Daskalakis Athletic Center PTS: 24. Frank Elegar
REB: 9. Chaz Crawford
AST: 5. Bashir Mason
PTS: 18. Engin Atsur
REB: 7. Brandon Costner
AST: 3. Engin Atsur
Mar 13, 2007
#8 Delaware State (L) #1 West Virginia (W) 50-74 WVU Coliseum PTS: 17. Frank Young
REB: 6. Alex Ruoff
AST: 9. Alex Ruoff
PTS: 19. Jahsha Bluntt
REB: 7. Jahsha Bluntt
AST: 4. Darrin Shine
Mar 13, 2007
#7 Marist (W) #2 Oklahoma State (L) 67-64 Gallagher IBA Arena PTS: 12. Mario Boggan
REB: 6. Mario Boggan
AST: 5. JamesOn Curry
PTS: 31. Will Whittington
REB: 8. Spongy Benjamin
AST: 8. Jared Jordan
Mar 13, 2007
#6 Utah State (L) #3 Michigan (W) 58-68 Crisler Arena PTS: 15. Jerret Smith
REB: 9. Courtney Sims
AST: 4. Jerret Smith
PTS: 22. Jaycee Carroll
REB: 7. Jaycee Carroll
AST: 5. Kris Clark
Mar 13, 2007
#5 Alabama (L) #4 Massachusetts (W) 87-89 Mullins Center PTS: 21. Stephane Lasme
REB: 10. Rashaun Freeman
AST: 6. Chris Lowe
PTS: 24. Mykal Riley
REB: 8. Richard Hendrix
AST: 7. Richard Hendrix
Mar 14, 2007
#6 Hofstra (L) #3 DePaul (W) 71-83 McGrath Arena PTS: 26. Wilson Chandler
REB: 10. Wesley Green
AST: 8. Draelon Burns
PTS: 22. Carlos Rivera
REB: 8. Arminas Urbutis
AST: 3. Antoine Agudio
Mar 14, 2007
#6 San Diego State (W) #3 Missouri State (L) 74-70 Hammons Student Center PTS: 16. Deven Mitchell
REB: 10. Nathan Bilyeu
AST: 6. Tyler Chaney
PTS: 26. Brandon Heath
REB: 10. Jerome Habel
AST: 5. Richie Williams
Mar 14, 2007
#8 Austin Peay (L) #1 Air Force (W) 51-75 Clune Arena PTS: 13. Tim Anderson
REB: 8. Tim Anderson
AST: 6. Tim Anderson
PTS: 17. Fernandez Lockett
REB: 10. Fernandez Lockett
AST: 6. Drake Reed
Mar 14, 2007
#8 East Tennessee State (L) #1 Clemson (W) 57-64 Littlejohn Coliseum PTS: 17. K.C. Rivers
REB: 14. K.C. Rivers
AST: 4. Vernon Hamilton
PTS: 25. Courtney Pigram
REB: 7. Brad Nuckles
AST: 4. Courtney Pigram
Mar 14, 2007
#7 Vermont (L) #2 Kansas State (W) 57-59 Bramlage Coliseum PTS: 19. Cartier Martin
REB: 8. Akeem Wright
AST: 3. Blake Young
PTS: 16. Martin Klimes
REB: 14. Chris Holm
AST: 11. Mike Trimboli
Mar 14, 2007
#5 Providence (L) #4 Bradley (W) 78-90 Carver Arena PTS: 23. Will Franklin
REB: 17. J.J. Tauai
AST: 5. Will Franklin
PTS: 28. Weyinmi Efejuku Rose
REB: 14. Herbert Hill
AST: 4. Weyinmi Efejuku Rose
Mar 14, 2007
#7 South Alabama (L) #2 Syracuse (W) 73-79 Carrier Dome PTS: 34. Eric Devendorf
REB: 11. Darryl Watkins
AST: 6. Eric Devendorf
PTS: 23. Demetric Bennett
REB: 18. Ernest Little
AST: 5. Trajinski Grigsby
Mar 14, 2007
#5 Fresno State (L) #4 Georgia (W) 78-88 Stegeman Coliseum PTS: 30. Levi Stukes
REB: 6. Sundiata Gaines
AST: 7. Sundiata Gaines
PTS: 21. Hector Hernandez
REB: 11. Dominic McGuire
AST: 10. Dominic McGuire
Mar 14, 2007
#5 Appalachian State (L) #4 Ole Miss (W) 59-73 Tad Smith Coliseum PTS: 18. Todd Abernethy
REB: 11. Kenny Williams
AST: 2. Todd Abernethy
PTS: 17. D.J. Thompson
REB: 7. Donte Minter
AST: 3. D.J. Thompson
Mar 15, 2007
#3 Michigan (L) #2 Florida State (W) 66-87 Donald L. Tucker Center PTS: 15. Isaiah Swann
REB: 5. Al Thornton
AST: 6. Isaiah Swann
PTS: 15. Dion Harris
REB: 6. Lester Abram
AST: 2. Jerret Smith
Mar 15, 2007
#4 Massachusetts (L) #1 West Virginia (W) 77-90 WVU Coliseum PTS: 31. Frank Young
REB: 5. Rob Summers
AST: 7. Alex Ruoff
PTS: 20. James Life
REB: 14. Stephane Lasme
AST: 5. Chris Lowe
Mar 16, 2007
#7 Marist (L) #6 North Carolina State (W) 62-69 Reynolds Coliseum PTS: 19. Ben McCauley
REB: 12. Gavin Grant
AST: 3. Engin Atsur
PTS: 18. Will Whittington
REB: 7. James Smith
AST: 4. Jared Jordan
Mar 17, 2007
#4 Bradley (L) #1 Mississippi State (W) 72-101 Humphrey Coliseum PTS: 20. Jamont Gordon
REB: 12. Jarvis Varnado
AST: 10. Jamont Gordon
PTS: 15. Will Franklin
REB: 9. Zach Andrews
AST: 5. Will Franklin
Mar 19, 2007
#3 DePaul (W) #2 Kansas State (L) 70-65 Bramlage Coliseum PTS: 24. David Hoskins
REB: 7. Cartier Martin
AST: 9. Akeem Wright
PTS: 18. Wilson Chandler
REB: 9. Draelon Burns
AST: 3. Draelon Burns
Mar 19, 2007
#6 San Diego State (L) #2 Syracuse (W) 64-80 Carrier Dome PTS: 20. Demetris Nichols
REB: 8. Darryl Watkins
AST: 7. Eric Devendorf
PTS: 16. Lorrenzo Wade
REB: 8. Lorrenzo Wade
AST: 7. Brandon Heath
Mar 19, 2007
#4 Georgia (L) #1 Air Force (W) 52-83 Clune Arena PTS: 21. Jacob Burtschi
REB: 10. Jacob Burtschi
AST: 6. Matt McCraw
PTS: 16. Terrance Woodbury
REB: 8. Terrance Woodbury
AST: 5. Sundiata Gaines
Mar 19, 2007
#4 Ole Miss (L) #1 Clemson (W) 68-89 Littlejohn Coliseum PTS: 21. Trevor Booker
REB: 7. Trevor Booker
AST: 5. Vernon Hamilton
PTS: 18. Todd Abernethy
REB: 8. Dwayne Curtis
AST: 6. Todd Abernethy
Mar 20, 2007
#2 Florida State (L) #1 Mississippi State (W) 71-86 Humphrey Coliseum PTS: 16. Jamont Gordon
REB: 7. Ben Hansbrough
AST: 7. Jamont Gordon
PTS: 31. Isaiah Swann
REB: 6. Al Thornton
AST: 5. Toney Douglas
Mar 20, 2007
#6 North Carolina State (L) #1 West Virginia (W) 66-71 WVU Coliseum PTS: 25. Frank Young
REB: 6. Rob Summers
AST: 11. Alex Ruoff
PTS: 22. Brandon Costner
REB: 13. Brandon Costner
AST: 4. Engin Atsur
Mar 21, 2007
#3 DePaul (L) #1 Air Force (W) 51-52 Clune Arena PTS: 13. Matt McCraw
REB: 8. Matt McCraw
AST: 4. Jacob Burtschi
PTS: 18. Draelon Burns
REB: 10. Wilson Chandler
AST: 6. Jabari Currie
Mar 21, 2007
#2 Syracuse (L) #1 Clemson (W) 70-74 Littlejohn Coliseum PTS: 29. K.C. Rivers
REB: 7. James Mays
AST: 4. Cliff Hammonds
PTS: 23. Eric Devendorf
REB: 8. Paul Harris
AST: 3. Demetris Nichols
Mar 27, 2007
#1 Clemson (W) #1 Air Force (L) 68-67 Madison Square Garden PTS: 16. Nick Welch
REB: 7. Jacob Burtschi
AST: 4. Matt McCraw
PTS: 19. K.C. Rivers
REB: 9. Trevor Booker
AST: 8. Vernon Hamilton
Mar 27, 2007
#1 West Virginia (W) #1 Mississippi State (L) 63-62 Madison Square Garden PTS: 18. Dietric Slater
REB: 10. Charles Rhodes
AST: 9. Jamont Gordon
PTS: 17. Darris Nichols
REB: 9. Rob Summers
AST: 4. Alex Ruoff
Mar 29, 2007
#1 Clemson (L) #1 West Virginia (W) 73-78 Madison Square Garden PTS: 24. Frank Young
REB: 7. Da'Sean Butler
AST: 9. Darris Nichols
PTS: 18. K.C. Rivers
REB: 7. Trevor Booker
AST: 7. James Mays