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2008-2009 NIT Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 17 - Apr 2, 2009
Tournament Champions: Penn State
Tournament Runner Up: Baylor
Tournament MOP/MVP: Jamelle Cornley (Penn State, Sr.)
All-Tournament Team: N/A
Championship Game Venue: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, NY)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Clarence Armstrong, Roger Ayers, Brent Baranky, Rick Batsell, Chris Beaver, James Breeding, Kevin Brill, Jim Burr, William Bush, Sean Casady, Bernard Clifton, Tim Comer, Ed Corbett, Martin Cota, Tony Crisp, Kevin Cutler, Terry Davis, Rod Dixon, Bob Donato, Paul Faia, Tim Fogarty, Mike Foote, John Gaffney, Tim Gattis, Dwayne Gladden, Reggie Greenwood, Brent Hampton, Frank Harvey, Jerry Heater, Randy Heimerman, Karl Hess, Bruce Hicks, Tim Higgins, John Hughes, Sean Hull, Michael Irving, Peter Juzenas, Bryan Kersey, Michael Kitts, Shawn Lehigh, Kevin Mathis, Don Mcallister, Bobby McRoy, Craig Murley, Raymond Naitili, Ray Natili, Tim Nestor, Dan Nowakowski, Brian O'Connell, Terry Oglesby, Guy Pagano, Ruben Ramos, Rick Ridenhour, Mike Roberts, Mike Scyphers, Brian Shey, Lamar Simpson, Bret Smith, Zelton Steed, Michael Stephens, Gene Steratore, Dan Stryffeler, Raymond Styons, Bobby Vetkoetter, Earl Walton, Andrew Walton, Todd Williams
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Luke Harangody (Notre Dame, Jr.) (95)
Total Rebounds:Luke Harangody (Notre Dame, Jr.) (42), Andrew Jones (Penn State, So.) (42)
Total Assists:Curtis Jerrells (Baylor, Sr.) (32)
Total Steals:Curtis Jerrells (Baylor, Sr.) (9), Richie Williams (San Diego State, Sr.) (9)
Total Blocks:Patrick Patterson (Kentucky, So.) (6), Josh Lomers (Baylor, Jr.) (6)
Total Minutes:Talor Battle (Penn State, So.) (198)
Total FIC:Curtis Jerrells (Baylor, Sr.) (69.9)
Total Fouls:Tweety Carter (Baylor, Jr.) (16)
Total Turnovers:Curtis Jerrells (Baylor, Sr.) (14)
Total FGs:Kevin Rogers (Baylor, Sr.) (35)
Total 3PM:LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor, So.) (17)
Total FTs:Luke Harangody (Notre Dame, Jr.) (28)

Tournament Bracket

San Diego State Bracket
First Round
1 San Diego State 65
8 Weber State 49
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Kansas State 83
5 Illinois State 79
3 South Carolina 63
6 Davidson 70
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Saint Mary's 68
7 Washington State 57
Second Round
 
 
1 San Diego State 70
4 Kansas State 52
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Saint Mary's 80
6 Davidson 68
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 San Diego State 70
2 Saint Mary's 66
Auburn Bracket
First Round
1 Auburn 87
8 Tennessee-Martin 82
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Tulsa 68
5 Northwestern 59
3 Baylor 74
6 Georgetown 72
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Virginia Tech 116
7 Duquesne 108
Second Round
 
 
1 Auburn 74
4 Tulsa 55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Virginia Tech 66
3 Baylor 84
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Auburn 72
3 Baylor 74
Creighton Bracket
First Round
1 Creighton 73
8 Bowling Green 71
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Kentucky 70
5 UNLV 60
3 New Mexico 83
6 Nebraska 71
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Notre Dame 70
7 UAB 64
Second Round
 
 
1 Creighton 63
4 Kentucky 65
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Notre Dame 70
3 New Mexico 68
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Notre Dame 77
4 Kentucky 67
Florida Bracket
First Round
1 Florida 84
8 Jacksonville 62
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Miami (FL) 78
5 Providence 66
3 Niagara 62
6 Rhode Island 68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Penn State 77
7 George Mason 73
Second Round
 
 
1 Florida 74
4 Miami (FL) 60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Penn State 83
6 Rhode Island 72
Quarterfinals
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Florida 62
2 Penn State 71
Semifinals and Finals
Semifinals
1 San Diego State 62
3 Baylor 76
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Penn State 67
2 Notre Dame 59
Championship Game
 
 
2 Penn State 69
3 Baylor 63

Tournament Participants

Seed Region School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
Berth Type
-     -     -
*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 17, 2009
#6 Nebraska (L) #3 New Mexico (W) 71-83 University Arena PTS: 28. Daniel Faris
REB: 13. Daniel Faris
AST: 7. Dairese Gary
PTS: 13. Sek Henry
REB: 5. Ade Dagunduro
AST: 4. Cookie Miller
Mar 17, 2009
#7 George Mason (L) #2 Penn State (W) 73-77 Bryce Jordan Center PTS: 24. Talor Battle
REB: 6. Andrew Jones
AST: 6. Talor Battle
PTS: 16. Cam Long
REB: 8. Mike Morrison
AST: 4. Cam Long
Mar 17, 2009
#6 Davidson (W) #3 South Carolina (L) 70-63 Colonial Life Arena PTS: 18. Devan Downey
REB: 8. Mike Holmes
AST: 4. Devan Downey
PTS: 32. Stephen Curry
REB: 9. Andrew Lovedale
AST: 3. Stephen Curry
Mar 17, 2009
#7 UAB (L) #2 Notre Dame (W) 64-70 Edmund P. Joyce Center PTS: 22. Luke Harangody
REB: 10. Luke Harangody
AST: 4. Kyle McAlarney
PTS: 24. Robert Vaden
REB: 15. Lawrence Kinnard
AST: 3. Paul Delaney
Mar 17, 2009
#8 Weber State (L) #1 San Diego State (W) 49-65 Viejas Arena PTS: 20. Lorrenzo Wade
REB: 10. Lorrenzo Wade
AST: 5. D.J. Gay
PTS: 14. Kellen McCoy
REB: 7. Damian Lillard
AST: 2. Daviin Davis
Mar 17, 2009
#5 UNLV (L) #4 Kentucky (W) 60-70 Memorial Coliseum PTS: 19. Jodie Meeks
REB: 11. Patrick Patterson
AST: 4. Ramon Harris
PTS: 14. Wink Adams
REB: 5. Mareceo Rutledge
AST: 5. Oscar Bellfield
Mar 17, 2009
#7 Washington State (L) #2 Saint Mary's (W) 57-68 McKeon Pavilion PTS: 27. Patty Mills
REB: 11. Diamon Simpson
AST: 4. Mickey McConnell
PTS: 19. Aron Baynes
REB: 10. Aron Baynes
AST: 3. Klay Thompson
Mar 17, 2009
#6 Rhode Island (W) #3 Niagara (L) 68-62 Gallagher Center PTS: 14. Anthony Nelson
REB: 9. Benson Egemonye
AST: 7. Anthony Nelson
PTS: 23. Kahiem Seawright
REB: 10. Kahiem Seawright
AST: 5. Delroy James
Mar 18, 2009
#8 Jacksonville (L) #1 Florida (W) 62-84 Stephen C. O'Connell Center PTS: 19. Nick Calathes
REB: 14. Chandler Parsons
AST: 6. Nick Calathes
PTS: 11. Lehmon Colbert
REB: 6. Lehmon Colbert
AST: 5. Ben Smith
Mar 18, 2009
#6 Georgetown (L) #3 Baylor (W) 72-74 Ferrell Center PTS: 20. LaceDarius Dunn
REB: 4. LaceDarius Dunn
AST: 9. Tweety Carter
PTS: 19. DaJuan Summers
REB: 4. Austin Freeman
AST: 6. Chris Wright
Mar 18, 2009
#8 Bowling Green (L) #1 Creighton (W) 71-73 CenturyLink Center Omaha PTS: 18. P'Allen Stinnett
REB: 6. Justin Carter
AST: 6. P'Allen Stinnett
PTS: 22. Nate Miller
REB: 8. Darryl Clements
AST: 3. Darryl Clements
Mar 18, 2009
#8 Tennessee-Martin (L) #1 Auburn (W) 82-87 Beard Eaves Memorial Coliseum PTS: 23. DeWayne Reed
REB: 8. Korvotney Barber
AST: 6. Quantez Robertson
PTS: 33. Lester Hudson
REB: 12. Lester Hudson
AST: 7. Lester Hudson
Mar 18, 2009
#5 Providence (L) #4 Miami (FL) (W) 66-78 Dunkin Donuts Center PTS: 25. Jack McClinton
REB: 12. Dwayne Collins
AST: 5. James Dews
PTS: 16. Weyinmi Efejuku Rose
REB: 9. Jonathan Kale
AST: 3. Sharaud Curry
Mar 18, 2009
#7 Duquesne (L) #2 Virginia Tech (W) 108-116 Cassell Coliseum PTS: 33. A.D. Vassallo
REB: 12. A.D. Vassallo
AST: 9. Malcolm Delaney
PTS: 46. Aaron Jackson
REB: 5. Aaron Jackson
AST: 4. Aaron Jackson
Mar 18, 2009
#5 Northwestern (L) #4 Tulsa (W) 59-68 Reynolds Center PTS: 16. Jerome Jordan
REB: 8. Ray Reese
AST: 7. Ray Reese
PTS: 17. Kevin Coble
REB: 5. Kevin Coble
AST: 6. Kevin Coble
Mar 18, 2009
#5 Illinois State (L) #4 Kansas State (W) 79-83 Bramlage Coliseum PTS: 32. Jacob Pullen
REB: 12. Dominique Sutton
AST: 10. Denis Clemente
PTS: 23. Champ Oguchi
REB: 12. Dinma Odiakosa
AST: 9. Lloyd Phillips
Mar 19, 2009
#6 Rhode Island (L) #2 Penn State (W) 72-83 Bryce Jordan Center PTS: 19. Stanley Pringle
REB: 10. Andrew Jones
AST: 5. Talor Battle
PTS: 24. Jimmy Baron
REB: 8. Lamonte Ulmer
AST: 6. Marquis Jones
Mar 19, 2009
#3 New Mexico (L) #2 Notre Dame (W) 68-70 Edmund P. Joyce Center PTS: 26. Luke Harangody
REB: 11. Luke Harangody
AST: 3. Tory Jackson
PTS: 15. Daniel Faris
REB: 7. Chad Toppert
AST: 4. Dairese Gary
Mar 20, 2009
#4 Tulsa (L) #1 Auburn (W) 55-74 Beard Eaves Memorial Coliseum PTS: 17. Rasheem Barrett
REB: 6. Lucas Hargrove
AST: 5. Quantez Robertson
PTS: 16. Justin Hurtt
REB: 10. Jerome Jordan
AST: 2. Ben Uzoh
Mar 20, 2009
#4 Kansas State (L) #1 San Diego State (W) 52-70 Viejas Arena PTS: 16. Kyle Spain
REB: 7. Kyle Spain
AST: 4. Lorrenzo Wade
PTS: 12. Denis Clemente
REB: 6. Ron Anderson
AST: 3. Denis Clemente
Mar 20, 2009
#4 Miami (FL) (L) #1 Florida (W) 60-74 Stephen C. O'Connell Center PTS: 21. Nick Calathes
REB: 12. Alex Tyus
AST: 7. Nick Calathes
PTS: 17. Dwayne Collins
REB: 8. Dwayne Collins
AST: 4. Jack McClinton
Mar 21, 2009
#3 Baylor (W) #2 Virginia Tech (L) 84-66 Cassell Coliseum PTS: 14. Malcolm Delaney
REB: 6. Malcolm Delaney
AST: 10. Malcolm Delaney
PTS: 16. Kevin Rogers
REB: 9. LaceDarius Dunn
AST: 6. Tweety Carter
Mar 23, 2009
#6 Davidson (L) #2 Saint Mary's (W) 68-80 McKeon Pavilion PTS: 23. Patty Mills
REB: 14. Diamon Simpson
AST: 10. Patty Mills
PTS: 26. Stephen Curry
REB: 11. Andrew Lovedale
AST: 6. Stephen Curry
Mar 23, 2009
#4 Kentucky (W) #1 Creighton (L) 65-63 CenturyLink Center Omaha PTS: 18. Booker Woodfox
REB: 16. Kenny Lawson, Jr.
AST: 6. Josh Dotzler
PTS: 16. Jodie Meeks
REB: 10. Perry Stevenson
AST: 8. Ramon Harris
Mar 24, 2009
#2 Penn State (W) #1 Florida (L) 71-62 Stephen C. O'Connell Center PTS: 16. Erving Walker
REB: 8. Alex Tyus
AST: 7. Nick Calathes
PTS: 23. Jamelle Cornley
REB: 12. Jamelle Cornley
AST: 5. Talor Battle
Mar 24, 2009
#3 Baylor (W) #1 Auburn (L) 74-72 Beard Eaves Memorial Coliseum PTS: 16. Rasheem Barrett
REB: 13. Korvotney Barber
AST: 5. Quantez Robertson
PTS: 19. LaceDarius Dunn
REB: 12. Kevin Rogers
AST: 8. Curtis Jerrells
Mar 25, 2009
#2 Saint Mary's (L) #1 San Diego State (W) 66-70 Viejas Arena PTS: 17. Billy White
REB: 6. Ryan Amoroso
AST: 5. Richie Williams
PTS: 18. Patty Mills
REB: 14. Diamon Simpson
AST: 5. Patty Mills
Mar 25, 2009
#4 Kentucky (L) #2 Notre Dame (W) 67-77 Edmund P. Joyce Center PTS: 30. Luke Harangody
REB: 11. Luke Harangody
AST: 5. Tory Jackson
PTS: 21. Jodie Meeks
REB: 7. Patrick Patterson
AST: 3. Patrick Patterson
Mar 31, 2009
#2 Notre Dame (L) #2 Penn State (W) 59-67 Madison Square Garden PTS: 17. Talor Battle
REB: 15. Andrew Jones
AST: 5. Talor Battle
PTS: 17. Luke Harangody
REB: 10. Luke Harangody
AST: 4. Tory Jackson
Mar 31, 2009
#3 Baylor (W) #1 San Diego State (L) 76-62 Madison Square Garden PTS: 18. Kyle Spain
REB: 7. Tim Shelton
AST: 5. Richie Williams
PTS: 25. Curtis Jerrells
REB: 7. LaceDarius Dunn
AST: 12. Josh Lomers
Apr 2, 2009
#3 Baylor (L) #2 Penn State (W) 63-69 Madison Square Garden PTS: 18. Jamelle Cornley
REB: 7. Jamelle Cornley
AST: 7. Talor Battle
PTS: 18. LaceDarius Dunn
REB: 8. Kevin Rogers
AST: 6. Curtis Jerrells