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2007-2008 NIT Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 18 - Apr 3, 2008
Tournament Champions: Ohio State
Tournament Runner Up: Massachusetts
Tournament MOP/MVP: Kosta Koufos (Ohio State, Fr.)
All-Tournament Team: N/A
Championship Game Venue: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, NY)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Patrick Adams, Brent Baranky, Brent Barbaky, James Barker, Chris Beavers, Kevin Brill, James Burr, William Bush, Lee Cassell, Tim Clougherty, Tim Comer, Terry Davis, Joe Demayo, Bob Denato, Lonnie Dixon, Robert Donato, Kevin Ferguson, Brad Ferrie, Tim Fogarty, Mike Foote, John Gaffney, Tim Gattis, Darron George, Sam Haddad, Jim Haney, Rick Hartzell, Jeff Heater, Karl Hess, Bruce Hicks, John Higgins, Ted Hillary, Sean Hull, Michael Irving, Bobby Jones, Peter Juzenas, Bryan Kersey, Kipp Kissinger, Michael Kitts, Bill Laubenstein, Shawn Lehigh, Andrew Marotta, Glenn Mayborg, Brent Miles, Tim Nestor, Tom O'Neill, Tony Padilla, Mike Pilla, Gary Prager, Bobby Pults, Ruben Ramos, Mike Roberts, Sid Rodeheffer, Wally Rutecki, Brian Shey, Bret Smith, Michael Stephens, Mike Stuart, Raymond Styons, Bobby Vetkoetter, Bobby Votkoetter, Steve Welmer, Todd Williams
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Ricky Harris (Massachusetts, So.) (102)
Total Rebounds:Dwayne Curtis (Ole Miss, Sr.) (50)
Total Assists:Chris Lowe (Massachusetts, Jr.) (38)
Total Steals:Evan Turner (Ohio State, Fr.) (12), David Lighty (Ohio State, So.) (12)
Total Blocks:Dante Milligan (Massachusetts, Jr.) (15)
Total Minutes:Etienne Brower (Massachusetts, Sr.) (177)
Total FIC:Dante Milligan (Massachusetts, Jr.) (72.1)
Total Fouls:Dante Milligan (Massachusetts, Jr.) (19)
Total Turnovers:Gary Forbes (Massachusetts, Sr.) (17), Evan Turner (Ohio State, Fr.) (17)
Total FGs:Kosta Koufos (Ohio State, Fr.) (40)
Total 3PM:Ricky Harris (Massachusetts, So.) (21)
Total FTs:Paul Harris (Syracuse, So.) (22)

Tournament Bracket

Ohio State Bracket
First Round
1 Ohio State 84
8 North Carolina-Asheville 66
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 California 68
5 New Mexico 66
3 Dayton 66
6 Cleveland State 57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Illinois State 61
7 Utah State 57
Second Round
 
 
1 Ohio State 73
4 California 56
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Illinois State 48
3 Dayton 55
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Ohio State 74
3 Dayton 63
Virginia Tech Bracket
First Round
1 Virginia Tech 94
8 Morgan State 62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 VCU 77
5 UAB 80
3 Nebraska 67
6 Charlotte 48
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Ole Miss 83
7 UC Santa Barbara 68
Second Round
 
 
1 Virginia Tech 75
5 UAB 49
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Ole Miss 85
3 Nebraska 75
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Virginia Tech 72
2 Ole Miss 81
Arizona State Bracket
First Round
1 Arizona State 64
8 Alabama State 53
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Southern Illinois 69
5 Oklahoma State 53
3 Creighton 74
6 Rhode Island 73
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Florida 73
7 San Diego State 49
Second Round
 
 
1 Arizona State 65
4 Southern Illinois 51
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Florida 82
3 Creighton 54
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Arizona State 57
2 Florida 70
Syracuse Bracket
First Round
1 Syracuse 87
8 Robert Morris 81
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Minnesota 58
5 Maryland 68
3 Florida State 60
6 Akron 65
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Massachusetts 80
7 Stephen F. Austin 60
Second Round
 
 
1 Syracuse 88
5 Maryland 72
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Massachusetts 68
6 Akron 63
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Syracuse 77
2 Massachusetts 81
Semifinals and Finals
Semifinals
1 Ohio State 81
2 Ole Miss 69
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Florida 66
2 Massachusetts 78
Championship Game
 
 
1 Ohio State 92
2 Massachusetts 85

Tournament Participants

Seed Region School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
Berth Type
1 Ohio State Bracket Ohio State 19  13  59.38% 10  55.56% At-Large
2 Ohio State Bracket Illinois State 24  72.73% 13  72.22% At-Large
3 Ohio State Bracket Dayton 21  10  67.74% 50.00% At-Large
4 Ohio State Bracket California 16  15  51.61% 12  33.33% At-Large
5 Ohio State Bracket New Mexico 24  75.00% 11  68.75% At-Large
6 Ohio State Bracket Cleveland State 20  13  60.61% 12  66.67% At-Large
7 Ohio State Bracket Utah State 24  10  70.59% 12  75.00% Automatic
8 Ohio State Bracket North Carolina-Asheville 23  71.88% 10  71.43% Automatic
1 Virginia Tech Bracket Virginia Tech 19  13  59.38% 56.25% At-Large
2 Virginia Tech Bracket Ole Miss 21  10  67.74% 43.75% At-Large
3 Virginia Tech Bracket Nebraska 19  12  61.29% 43.75% At-Large
4 Virginia Tech Bracket VCU 24  77.42% 15  83.33% Automatic
5 Virginia Tech Bracket UAB 22  10  68.75% 12  75.00% At-Large
6 Virginia Tech Bracket Charlotte 20  13  60.61% 56.25% At-Large
7 Virginia Tech Bracket UC Santa Barbara 23  74.19% 12  75.00% Automatic
8 Virginia Tech Bracket Morgan State 22  10  68.75% 14  87.50% Automatic
1 Arizona State Bracket Arizona State 19  12  61.29% 50.00% At-Large
2 Arizona State Bracket Florida 21  11  65.63% 50.00% At-Large
3 Arizona State Bracket Creighton 21  10  67.74% 10  55.56% At-Large
4 Arizona State Bracket Southern Illinois 17  14  54.84% 11  61.11% At-Large
5 Arizona State Bracket Oklahoma State 17  15  53.13% 43.75% At-Large
6 Arizona State Bracket Rhode Island 21  11  65.63% 43.75% At-Large
7 Arizona State Bracket San Diego State 20  12  62.50% 56.25% At-Large
8 Arizona State Bracket Alabama State 20  10  66.67% 15  83.33% Automatic
1 Syracuse Bracket Syracuse 19  13  59.38% 50.00% At-Large
2 Syracuse Bracket Massachusetts 21  10  67.74% 10  62.50% At-Large
3 Syracuse Bracket Florida State 20  13  60.61% 43.75% At-Large
4 Syracuse Bracket Minnesota 20  13  60.61% 10  44.44% At-Large
5 Syracuse Bracket Maryland 18  14  56.25% 50.00% At-Large
6 Syracuse Bracket Akron 22  11  66.67% 11  68.75% At-Large
7 Syracuse Bracket Stephen F. Austin 26  83.87% 13  81.25% Automatic
8 Syracuse Bracket Robert Morris 26  78.79% 16  88.89% 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 18, 2008
#6 Rhode Island (L) #3 Creighton (W) 73-74 CenturyLink Center Omaha PTS: 22. P'Allen Stinnett
REB: 10. Dane Watts
AST: 5. Josh Dotzler
PTS: 16. Will Daniels
REB: 10. Kahiem Seawright
AST: 8. Kahiem Seawright
Mar 18, 2008
#8 Robert Morris (L) #1 Syracuse (W) 81-87 Carrier Dome PTS: 27. Donte Greene
REB: 10. Paul Harris
AST: 6. Scoop Jardine
PTS: 19. A.J. Jackson
REB: 8. A.J. Jackson
AST: 7. Bateko Francisco
Mar 18, 2008
#8 Alabama State (L) #1 Arizona State (W) 53-64 Wells Fargo Arena PTS: 25. James Harden
REB: 13. James Harden
AST: 5. Derek Glasser
PTS: 12. Andrew Hayles
REB: 6. Brandon Brooks
AST: 5. Brandon Brooks
Mar 18, 2008
#7 Stephen F. Austin (L) #2 Massachusetts (W) 60-80 Mullins Center PTS: 24. Dante Milligan
REB: 12. Etienne Brower
AST: 7. Chris Lowe
PTS: 21. Josh Alexander
REB: 9. Girod Adams
AST: 5. Eric Bell
Mar 18, 2008
#5 Maryland (W) #4 Minnesota (L) 68-58 Williams Arena PTS: 14. Damian Johnson
REB: 12. Damian Johnson
AST: 4. Damian Johnson
PTS: 16. Greivis Vasquez
REB: 6. Greivis Vasquez
AST: 4. Eric Hayes
Mar 18, 2008
#8 North Carolina-Asheville (L) #1 Ohio State (W) 66-84 Value City Arena PTS: 21. Jamar Butler
REB: 4. Kosta Koufos
AST: 10. Jamar Butler
PTS: 20. Reid Augst
REB: 11. Kenny George
AST: 7. K.J. Garland
Mar 18, 2008
#5 Oklahoma State (L) #4 Southern Illinois (W) 53-69 SIU Arena PTS: 21. Matt Shaw
REB: 9. Matt Shaw
AST: 8. Tyrone Green
PTS: 20. Terrel Harris
REB: 5. James Anderson
AST: 4. Obi Muonelo
Mar 18, 2008
#6 Akron (W) #3 Florida State (L) 65-60 Donald L. Tucker Center PTS: 20. Uche Echefu
REB: 10. Uche Echefu
AST: 4. Ralph Mims
PTS: 21. Nick Dials
REB: 8. Nate Linhart
AST: 4. Nick Dials
Mar 19, 2008
#5 New Mexico (L) #4 California (W) 66-68 Haas Pavilion PTS: 26. Ryan Anderson
REB: 6. Ryan Anderson
AST: 8. Eric Vierneisel
PTS: 26. J.R. Giddens
REB: 13. J.R. Giddens
AST: 6. J.R. Giddens
Mar 19, 2008
#6 Charlotte (L) #3 Nebraska (W) 48-67 Bob Devaney Sports Center PTS: 15. Ade Dagunduro
REB: 10. Aleks Maric
AST: 5. Aleks Maric
PTS: 13. Lamont Mack
REB: 8. Charlie Coley
AST: 4. Mike Gerrity
Mar 19, 2008
#6 Cleveland State (L) #3 Dayton (W) 57-66 University of Dayton Arena PTS: 21. Brian Roberts
REB: 7. Kurt Huelsman
AST: 3. Kurt Huelsman
PTS: 11. Cedric Jackson
REB: 7. J'Nathan Bullock
AST: 5. Cedric Jackson
Mar 19, 2008
#8 Morgan State (L) #1 Virginia Tech (W) 62-94 Cassell Coliseum PTS: 27. A.D. Vassallo
REB: 9. Deron Washington
AST: 5. Deron Washington
PTS: 21. Marquise Kately
REB: 6. Boubacar Coly
AST: 4. Marquise Kately
Mar 19, 2008
#7 San Diego State (L) #2 Florida (W) 49-73 Stephen C. O'Connell Center PTS: 18. Marreese Speights
REB: 6. Marreese Speights
AST: 5. Nick Calathes
PTS: 19. Ryan Amoroso
REB: 7. Ryan Amoroso
AST: 7. Lorrenzo Wade
Mar 19, 2008
#7 UC Santa Barbara (L) #2 Ole Miss (W) 68-83 Tad Smith Coliseum PTS: 17. Dwayne Curtis
REB: 16. Dwayne Curtis
AST: 5. Chris Warren
PTS: 20. Alex Harris
REB: 8. Ivan Elliott
AST: 4. Justin Joyner
Mar 19, 2008
#7 Utah State (L) #2 Illinois State (W) 57-61 Redbird Arena PTS: 14. Osiris Eldridge
REB: 7. Anthony Slack
AST: 6. Osiris Eldridge
PTS: 15. Jaycee Carroll
REB: 12. Gary Wilkinson
AST: 5. Jaycee Carroll
Mar 19, 2008
#5 UAB (W) #4 VCU (L) 80-77 Stuart C. Siegel Center PTS: 22. Eric Maynor
REB: 9. Kirill Pishchalnikov
AST: 9. Eric Maynor
PTS: 21. Reggie Huffman
REB: 9. Reggie Huffman
AST: 7. Aaron Johnson
Mar 20, 2008
#5 Maryland (L) #1 Syracuse (W) 72-88 Carrier Dome PTS: 23. Jonny Flynn
REB: 14. Arinze Onuaku
AST: 7. Jonny Flynn
PTS: 23. James Gist
REB: 11. James Gist
AST: 8. Greivis Vasquez
Mar 20, 2008
#4 Southern Illinois (L) #1 Arizona State (W) 51-65 Wells Fargo Arena PTS: 16. James Harden
REB: 10. Jeff Ayres
AST: 7. James Harden
PTS: 19. Randal Falker
REB: 13. Randal Falker
AST: 4. Matt Shaw
Mar 21, 2008
#3 Creighton (L) #2 Florida (W) 54-82 Stephen C. O'Connell Center PTS: 15. Walter Hodge
REB: 13. Nick Calathes
AST: 11. Nick Calathes
PTS: 13. Cavel Witter
REB: 6. Dane Watts
AST: 2. Cavel Witter
Mar 22, 2008
#6 Akron (L) #2 Massachusetts (W) 63-68 Mullins Center PTS: 20. Ricky Harris
REB: 9. Gary Forbes
AST: 5. Chris Lowe
PTS: 25. Jeremiah Wood
REB: 6. Jeremiah Wood
AST: 3. Jeremiah Wood
Mar 24, 2008
#5 UAB (L) #1 Virginia Tech (W) 49-75 Cassell Coliseum PTS: 18. A.D. Vassallo
REB: 7. J.T. Thompson
AST: 4. A.D. Vassallo
PTS: 10. Reggie Huffman
REB: 10. Reggie Huffman
AST: 5. Ed Berrios
Mar 24, 2008
#4 California (L) #1 Ohio State (W) 56-73 St. John Arena PTS: 20. Jamar Butler
REB: 16. Othello Hunter
AST: 4. David Lighty
PTS: 18. Jerome Randle
REB: 11. Ryan Anderson
AST: 3. Jerome Randle
Mar 24, 2008
#3 Nebraska (L) #2 Ole Miss (W) 75-85 Tad Smith Coliseum PTS: 18. Chris Warren
REB: 9. Kenny Williams
AST: 5. Eniel Polynice
PTS: 18. Aleks Maric
REB: 10. Aleks Maric
AST: 5. Sek Henry
Mar 24, 2008
#3 Dayton (W) #2 Illinois State (L) 55-48 Redbird Arena PTS: 14. Dinma Odiakosa
REB: 14. Anthony Slack
AST: 6. Dom Johnson
PTS: 16. Brian Roberts
REB: 6. London Warren
AST: 4. London Warren
Mar 25, 2008
#2 Massachusetts (W) #1 Syracuse (L) 81-77 Carrier Dome PTS: 20. Arinze Onuaku
REB: 9. Donte Greene
AST: 8. Jonny Flynn
PTS: 23. Ricky Harris
REB: 11. Dante Milligan
AST: 11. Chris Lowe
Mar 25, 2008
#2 Florida (W) #1 Arizona State (L) 70-57 Wells Fargo Arena PTS: 18. James Harden
REB: 6. James Harden
AST: 3. James Harden
PTS: 18. Walter Hodge
REB: 10. Marreese Speights
AST: 9. Nick Calathes
Mar 26, 2008
#3 Dayton (L) #1 Ohio State (W) 63-74 Value City Arena PTS: 21. Kosta Koufos
REB: 8. Evan Turner
AST: 7. Jamar Butler
PTS: 20. Brian Roberts
REB: 7. Charles Little
AST: 2. Charles Little
Mar 26, 2008
#2 Ole Miss (W) #1 Virginia Tech (L) 81-72 Cassell Coliseum PTS: 23. Deron Washington
REB: 5. J.T. Thompson
AST: 7. A.D. Vassallo
PTS: 22. Chris Warren
REB: 11. Dwayne Curtis
AST: 8. Eniel Polynice
Apr 1, 2008
#2 Ole Miss (L) #1 Ohio State (W) 69-81 Madison Square Garden PTS: 17. Evan Turner
REB: 8. Evan Turner
AST: 5. Evan Turner
PTS: 19. Chris Warren
REB: 15. Dwayne Curtis
AST: 7. Eniel Polynice
Apr 1, 2008
#2 Massachusetts (W) #2 Florida (L) 78-66 Madison Square Garden PTS: 16. Marreese Speights
REB: 18. Marreese Speights
AST: 7. Dan Werner
PTS: 19. Gary Forbes
REB: 12. Dante Milligan
AST: 5. Chris Lowe
Apr 3, 2008
#2 Massachusetts (L) #1 Ohio State (W) 85-92 Madison Square Garden PTS: 22. Kosta Koufos
REB: 10. Othello Hunter
AST: 8. Jamar Butler
PTS: 27. Ricky Harris
REB: 12. Etienne Brower
AST: 10. Chris Lowe