NIT Season Tip-Off Brackets

2008-2009 NIT Season Tip-Off Information

Tournament Dates:Nov 17 - 28, 2008
Champions:#2 Oklahoma
Runner-Up:#1 Purdue
MVP/MOP:Blake Griffin (Oklahoma, So.)
All-Tournament Team:N/A
Championship Venue:Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, NY)
Attendance:N/A
Officials:Patrick Adams, Rick Batsell, Chris Beaver, Bo Boroski, James Breeding, Jim Burr, John Cahill, Jeff Clark, Bernard Clifton, Tim Clougherty, JD Collins, Ed Corbett, Rod Dickson, Lonnie Dixon, Robert Donato, Pat Driscoll, Mike Eades, Pat Evans, Brad Ferrie, John Gaffney, Dwayne Gladden, Bill Gracy, Reggie Greenwood, Brent Hampton, Jim Haney, Randy Heimerman, Ronnie Hernandez, Tim Higgins, Ed Hightower, Sean Hull, Paul Janssen, Les Jones, Anthony Jordan, Bill Kennedy, Bryan Kersey, Kipp Kissinger, Michael Kitts, Shawn Lehigh, Joe Lindsay, Mike Littlewood, Jamie Luckie, Dan Nowakowski, Brian O'Connell, Chris Rastatter, Michael Reed, Mike Roberts, Wally Rutecki, Mike Scyphers, Curtis Shaw, Lamont Simpson, Lamar Simpson, Doug Sirmons, Michael Stephens, Todd Williams, Terry Wymer

2008-2009 NIT Season Tip-Off Leaders

Total Points:Blake Griffin (Oklahoma, So.) (95)
Total Rebounds:Blake Griffin (Oklahoma, So.) (76)
Total Assists:Tyrese Rice (Boston College, Sr.) (22), Aaron Johnson (UAB, So.) (22)
Total Steals:Blake Griffin (Oklahoma, So.) (10)
Total Blocks:Jeff Foote (Cornell, Jr.) (12)
Total Minutes:Robert Vaden (UAB, Sr.) (152)
Total FIC:Blake Griffin (Oklahoma, So.) (102.6)
Total Fouls:Taylor Griffin (Oklahoma, Sr.) (13), Willie Warren (Oklahoma, Fr.) (13), Robbie Hummel (Purdue, So.) (13), E'Twaun Moore (Purdue, So.) (13), Rakim Sanders (Boston College, So.) (13), Channing Toney (UAB, Sr.) (13)
Total Turnovers:Blake Griffin (Oklahoma, So.) (19)
Total FGs:Blake Griffin (Oklahoma, So.) (31)
Total 3PM:Robert Vaden (UAB, Sr.) (14)
Total FTs:Blake Griffin (Oklahoma, So.) (33)

2008-2009 NIT Season Tip-Off Bracket

East Region
Semifinals
4 Boston College 90
13 Loyola (MD) 57
 
 
 
 
 
 
8 St. John's 86
9 Cornell 75
Regional Championship
 
 
4 Boston College 82
8 St. John's 70
East Consolation Game
13 Loyola (MD) 72
9 Cornell 82
Midwest Region
Semifinals
1 Purdue 87
14 Eastern Michigan 58
 
 
 
 
 
 
10 Loyola (IL) 74
6 Georgia 53
Regional Championship
 
 
1 Purdue 78
10 Loyola (IL) 46
Midwest Consolation Game
11 Santa Clara 61
15 Florida Atlantic 65
South Region
Semifinals
2 Oklahoma 94
16 Mississippi Valley State 53
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 Davidson 99
12 James Madison 64
Regional Championship
 
 
2 Oklahoma 82
5 Davidson 78
South Consolation Game
12 James Madison 62
16 Mississippi Valley State 54
West Region
Semifinals
3 Arizona 75
15 Florida Atlantic 62
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 UAB 64
11 Santa Clara 61
Regional Championship
 
 
3 Arizona 71
7 UAB 72
West Consolation Game
6 Georgia 61
14 Eastern Michigan 60
Championship Round
Semifinals
4 Boston College 64
1 Purdue 71
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 UAB 67
2 Oklahoma 77
Championship Game
 
 
1 Purdue 82
2 Oklahoma 87
3rd Place Game
4 Boston College 83
7 UAB 77

2008-2009 NIT Season Tip-Off Participants

Seed Region School Ovr. Wins Ovr. Losses Ovr. Win % Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Conf. Win %
1 Midwest Region Purdue 100.00% -
2 South Region Oklahoma 100.00% -
3 West Region Arizona 75.00% -
4 East Region Boston College 60.00% -
5 South Region Davidson 83.33% -
6 Midwest Region Georgia 83.33% -
7 West Region UAB 80.00% -
8 East Region St. John's 83.33% -
9 East Region Cornell 66.67% -
10 Midwest Region Loyola (IL) 33.33% -
11 West Region Santa Clara 20.00% -
12 South Region James Madison 60.00% -
13 East Region Loyola (MD) 33.33% -
14 Midwest Region Eastern Michigan 16.67% -
15 West Region Florida Atlantic 50.00% -
16 South Region Mississippi Valley State 0.00% -

*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

2008-2009 NIT Season Tip-Off Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Nov 17, 2008 #16 Mississippi Valley State (L) #2 Oklahoma (W) 53-94 Lloyd Noble Center PTS: 20. Blake Griffin
REB: 19. Blake Griffin
AST: 4. Omar Leary
PTS: 16. Shannon Behling
REB: 9. Eric Petty
AST: 2. Kevin Burwell
Nov 17, 2008 #14 Eastern Michigan (L) #1 Purdue (W) 58-87 Mackey Arena PTS: 18. Robbie Hummel
REB: 6. Nemanja Calasan
AST: 6. Lewis Jackson
PTS: 16. Justin Dobbins
REB: 10. Solomon Farris
AST: 3. Justin Dobbins
Nov 17, 2008 #11 Santa Clara (L) #7 UAB (W) 61-64 McKale Center PTS: 23. Robert Vaden
REB: 9. Robert Vaden
AST: 2. Paul Delaney
PTS: 17. John Bryant
REB: 15. John Bryant
AST: 3. James Rahon
Nov 17, 2008 #13 Loyola (MD) (L) #4 Boston College (W) 57-90 Conte Forum PTS: 20. Joe Trapani
REB: 9. Corey Raji
AST: 6. Tyrese Rice
PTS: 18. Jamal Barney
REB: 5. Jawaan Wright
AST: 3. Brian Rudolph
Nov 17, 2008 #12 James Madison (L) #5 Davidson (W) 64-99 Lloyd Noble Center PTS: 33. Stephen Curry
REB: 11. Andrew Lovedale
AST: 9. Stephen Curry
PTS: 21. Julius Wells
REB: 11. Juwann James
AST: 2. Juwann James
Nov 17, 2008 #6 Georgia (L) #10 Loyola (IL) (W) 53-74 Mackey Arena PTS: 16. J.R. Blount
REB: 10. Darrin Williams
AST: 7. J.R. Blount
PTS: 23. Travis Leslie
REB: 7. Travis Leslie
AST: 3. Dustin Ware
Nov 17, 2008 #9 Cornell (L) #8 St. John's (W) 75-86 Conte Forum PTS: 24. Anthony Mason, Jr.
REB: 11. Justin Burrell
AST: 9. Malik Boothe
PTS: 25. Ryan Wittman
REB: 7. Jeff Foote
AST: 4. Geoff Reeves
Nov 17, 2008 #15 Florida Atlantic (L) #3 Arizona (W) 62-75 McKale Center PTS: 21. Chase Budinger
REB: 10. Jordan Hill
AST: 9. Nic Wise
PTS: 23. Paul Graham III
REB: 15. Chris Watson
AST: 3. Shavar Richardson
Nov 18, 2008 #10 Loyola (IL) (L) #1 Purdue (W) 46-78 Mackey Arena PTS: 14. E'Twaun Moore
REB: 10. Marcus Green
AST: 5. Keaton Grant
PTS: 14. Justin Cerasoli
REB: 6. Darrin Williams
AST: 2. Ross Forman
Nov 18, 2008 #16 Mississippi Valley State (L) #12 James Madison (W) 54-62 Lloyd Noble Center PTS: 17. Devon Moore
REB: 8. Pierre Curtis
AST: 7. Devon Moore
PTS: 22. Shannon Behling
REB: 10. Shannon Behling
AST: 4. Dwayne Harmason
Nov 18, 2008 #5 Davidson (L) #2 Oklahoma (W) 78-82 Lloyd Noble Center PTS: 25. Blake Griffin
REB: 21. Blake Griffin
AST: 3. Blake Griffin
PTS: 44. Stephen Curry
REB: 8. Andrew Lovedale
AST: 3. Stephen Curry
Nov 18, 2008 #9 Cornell (W) #13 Loyola (MD) (L) 82-72 Conte Forum PTS: 23. Tony Lewis
REB: 8. Tony Lewis
AST: 7. Brian Rudolph
PTS: 24. Ryan Wittman
REB: 8. Jeff Foote
AST: 6. Chris Wroblewski
Nov 18, 2008 #8 St. John's (L) #4 Boston College (W) 70-82 Conte Forum PTS: 28. Tyrese Rice
REB: 10. Rakim Sanders
AST: 9. Tyrese Rice
PTS: 14. Sean Evans
REB: 6. Sean Evans
AST: 6. Anthony Mason, Jr.
Nov 18, 2008 #15 Florida Atlantic (W) #11 Santa Clara (L) 65-61 McKale Center PTS: 25. John Bryant
REB: 7. John Bryant
AST: 4. Calvin Johnson
PTS: 17. Shavar Richardson
REB: 6. Shavar Richardson
AST: 6. Xavier Perkins
Nov 18, 2008 #7 UAB (W) #3 Arizona (L) 72-71 McKale Center PTS: 27. Chase Budinger
REB: 22. Jordan Hill
AST: 9. Nic Wise
PTS: 20. Robert Vaden
REB: 8. Lawrence Kinnard
AST: 7. Aaron Johnson
Nov 18, 2008 #14 Eastern Michigan (L) #6 Georgia (W) 60-61 Mackey Arena PTS: 12. Corey Butler
REB: 7. Travis Leslie
AST: 3. Zac Swansey
PTS: 22. Justin Dobbins
REB: 8. Brandon Bowdry
AST: 9. L.J. Frazier
Nov 26, 2008 #1 Purdue (W) #4 Boston College (L) 71-64 Madison Square Garden PTS: 17. Tyrese Rice
REB: 11. Josh Southern
AST: 3. Tyrese Rice
PTS: 19. E'Twaun Moore
REB: 7. Robbie Hummel
AST: 6. E'Twaun Moore
Nov 26, 2008 #2 Oklahoma (W) #7 UAB (L) 77-67 Madison Square Garden PTS: 23. Paul Delaney
REB: 9. Robert Vaden
AST: 8. Aaron Johnson
PTS: 32. Blake Griffin
REB: 15. Blake Griffin
AST: 5. Austin Johnson
Nov 28, 2008 #2 Oklahoma (W) #1 Purdue (L) 87-82 Madison Square Garden PTS: 22. E'Twaun Moore
REB: 9. Robbie Hummel
AST: 6. Lewis Jackson
PTS: 22. Willie Warren
REB: 21. Blake Griffin
AST: 6. Austin Johnson
Nov 28, 2008 #7 UAB (L) #4 Boston College (W) 77-83 Madison Square Garden PTS: 24. Tyrese Rice
REB: 11. Josh Southern
AST: 4. Tyrese Rice
PTS: 29. Lawrence Kinnard
REB: 9. Robert Vaden
AST: 5. Aaron Johnson