NIT Tournament Brackets

2020-2021 NIT Tournament Information

Tournament Dates:Mar 17 - 28, 2021
Champions:#1 Memphis
Runner-Up:#4 Mississippi State
MVP/MOP:Landers Nolley II (Memphis, So.)
All-Tournament Team:Lester Quinones (Memphis, So.), Iverson Molinar (Mississippi State, So.), D.J. Stewart, Jr. (Mississippi State, So.)
Final Four Teams:Colorado State, Colorado State, Mississippi State, Mississippi State
#1 Seeds:Colorado State, Memphis, Saint Louis, Ole Miss
Championship Venue:Comerica Center (Frisco, TX)
Attendance:N/A
Officials:John Floyd, Tommy Morrissey, Edwin Young

2020-2021 NIT Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Kenneth Lofton, Jr. (Louisiana Tech, RS-Fr.) (80)
Total Rebounds:Lester Quinones (Memphis, So.) (38)
Total Assists:Isaiah Stevens (Colorado State, So.) (24)
Total Steals:DeAndre Williams (Memphis, Jr.) (10), Kenneth Lofton, Jr. (Louisiana Tech, RS-Fr.) (10)
Total Blocks:D.J. Jeffries (Memphis, So.) (8)
Total Minutes:Isaiah Stevens (Colorado State, So.) (147)
Total FIC:Kenneth Lofton, Jr. (Louisiana Tech, RS-Fr.) (70.5)
Total Fouls:DeAndre Williams (Memphis, Jr.) (13)
Total Turnovers:D.J. Stewart, Jr. (Mississippi State, So.) (17)
Total FGs:Kenneth Lofton, Jr. (Louisiana Tech, RS-Fr.) (30)
Total 3PM:Landers Nolley II (Memphis, So.) (14)
Total FTs:D.J. Stewart, Jr. (Mississippi State, So.) (22)

2020-2021 NIT Tournament Bracket

First Round
1 Colorado State 75
4 Buffalo 73
 
 
 
 
2 Davidson 61
3 NC State 75
 
1 Memphis 71
4 Dayton 60
 
 
 
 
2 Boise State 85
3 Southern Methodist 84
 
1 Saint Louis 68
4 Mississippi State 74
 
 
 
 
2 Richmond 76
3 Toledo 66
 
1 Ole Miss 61
4 Louisiana Tech 70
 
 
 
 
2 Saint Mary's 67
3 Western Kentucky 69
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Colorado State 65
3 NC State 61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Memphis 59
2 Boise State 56
2 Richmond 67
4 Mississippi State 68
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Western Kentucky 65
4 Louisiana Tech 72
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Colorado State 67
1 Memphis 90
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Mississippi State 84
4 Louisiana Tech 62
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Memphis 77
4 Mississippi State 64
Third Place Game
1 Colorado State 74
4 Louisiana Tech 76

2020-2021 NIT Tournament Participants

Seed School Ovr. Wins Ovr. Losses Ovr. Win % Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Conf. Win % Berth Type
1 Colorado State 20  74.07% 14  77.78% At-Large
1 Memphis 19  70.37% 11  73.33% At-Large
1 Ole Miss 16  12  57.14% 10  55.56% At-Large
1 Saint Louis 14  66.67% 60.00% At-Large
2 Boise State 19  67.86% 14  70.00% At-Large
2 Richmond 14  60.87% 54.55% At-Large
2 Saint Mary's 14  10  58.33% 40.00% At-Large
2 Davidson 13  59.09% 63.64% At-Large
3 Toledo 21  70.00% 15  78.95% At-Large
3 Western Kentucky 21  72.41% 11  78.57% At-Large
3 NC State 14  11  56.00% 52.94% At-Large
3 Southern Methodist 11  64.71% 63.64% At-Large
4 Louisiana Tech 23  74.19% 12  75.00% At-Large
4 Mississippi State 18  14  56.25% 10  44.44% At-Large
4 Buffalo 16  64.00% 11  68.75% At-Large
4 Dayton 14  10  58.33% 56.25% At-Large

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

2020-2021 NIT Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 17, 2021 #3 Toledo (L) #2 Richmond (W) 66-76 UNT Coliseum PTS: 18. Jacob Gilyard
REB: 10. Tyler Burton
AST: 5. Jacob Gilyard
PTS: 18. Ryan Rollins
REB: 6. Seth Millner
AST: 4. Seth Millner
Mar 17, 2021 #3 Western Kentucky (W) #2 Saint Mary's (L) 69-67 Comerica Center PTS: 17. Tommy Kuhse
REB: 8. Matthias Tass
AST: 11. Tommy Kuhse
PTS: 21. Taveion Hollingsworth
REB: 11. Charles Bassey
AST: 7. Jordan Rawls
Mar 18, 2021 #3 NC State (W) #2 Davidson (L) 75-61 UNT Coliseum PTS: 15. Luka Brajkovic
REB: 6. Samuel Mennenga
AST: 5. Luka Brajkovic
PTS: 21. D.J. Funderburk
REB: 8. Manny Bates
AST: 5. Braxton Beverly
Mar 18, 2021 #3 Southern Methodist (L) #2 Boise State (W) 84-85 Comerica Center PTS: 18. Mladen Armus
REB: 10. Mladen Armus
AST: 9. Emmanuel Akot
PTS: 23. Kendric Davis
REB: 7. Kendric Davis
AST: 12. Kendric Davis
Mar 19, 2021 #4 Buffalo (L) #1 Colorado State (W) 73-75 UNT Coliseum PTS: 17. David Roddy
REB: 8. David Roddy
AST: 9. Isaiah Stevens
PTS: 21. Jeenathan Williams, Jr.
REB: 9. Joshua Mballa
AST: 4. Jeenathan Williams, Jr.
Mar 19, 2021 #4 Louisiana Tech (W) #1 Ole Miss (L) 70-61 Comerica Center PTS: 22. Jarkel Joiner
REB: 10. Luis Rodriguez
AST: 5. Jarkel Joiner
PTS: 22. Kenneth Lofton, Jr.
REB: 7. Kenneth Lofton, Jr.
AST: 7. Amorie Archibald
Mar 20, 2021 #4 Dayton (L) #1 Memphis (W) 60-71 UNT Coliseum PTS: 21. Landers Nolley II
REB: 10. Lester Quinones
AST: 5. Landers Nolley II
PTS: 16. Elijah Weaver
REB: 8. Mustapha Amzil
AST: 3. Ibi Watson
Mar 20, 2021 #4 Mississippi State (W) #1 Saint Louis (L) 74-68 Comerica Center PTS: 21. JaVonte Perkins
REB: 10. Hasahn French
AST: 6. Jordan Goodwin
PTS: 20. D.J. Stewart, Jr.
REB: 7. Abdul Ado
AST: 6. D.J. Stewart, Jr.
Mar 25, 2021 #4 Mississippi State (W) #2 Richmond (L) 68-67 UNT Coliseum PTS: 22. Jacob Gilyard
REB: 5. Nathan Cayo
AST: 6. Jacob Gilyard
PTS: 22. D.J. Stewart, Jr.
REB: 11. Abdul Ado
AST: 5. D.J. Stewart, Jr.
Mar 25, 2021 #3 NC State (L) #1 Colorado State (W) 61-65 Comerica Center PTS: 18. Isaiah Stevens
REB: 11. David Roddy
AST: 4. Isaiah Stevens
PTS: 15. Jericole Hellems
REB: 9. D.J. Funderburk
AST: 5. Jericole Hellems
Mar 25, 2021 #2 Boise State (L) #1 Memphis (W) 56-59 UNT Coliseum PTS: 11. D.J. Jeffries
REB: 7. Lester Quinones
AST: 3. D.J. Jeffries
PTS: 12. Mladen Armus
REB: 7. Mladen Armus
AST: 5. Emmanuel Akot
Mar 25, 2021 #4 Louisiana Tech (W) #3 Western Kentucky (L) 72-65 Comerica Center PTS: 20. Jordan Rawls
REB: 16. Charles Bassey
AST: 8. Jordan Rawls
PTS: 20. Kalob Ledoux
REB: 7. Kenneth Lofton, Jr.
AST: 6. Isaiah Crawford
Mar 27, 2021 #1 Memphis (W) #1 Colorado State (L) 90-67 Comerica Center PTS: 18. David Roddy
REB: 7. David Roddy
AST: 4. Isaiah Stevens
PTS: 27. Landers Nolley II
REB: 9. DeAndre Williams
AST: 6. DeAndre Williams
Mar 27, 2021 #4 Louisiana Tech (L) #4 Mississippi State (W) 62-84 Comerica Center PTS: 25. Iverson Molinar
REB: 7. Abdul Ado
AST: 4. D.J. Stewart, Jr.
PTS: 20. Kenneth Lofton, Jr.
REB: 10. Kenneth Lofton, Jr.
AST: 9. Amorie Archibald
Mar 28, 2021 #4 Mississippi State (L) #1 Memphis (W) 64-77 Comerica Center PTS: 23. Boogie Ellis
REB: 16. Lester Quinones
AST: 5. Boogie Ellis
PTS: 19. Cameron Matthews
REB: 11. Abdul Ado
AST: 3. Deivon Smith
Mar 28, 2021 #4 Louisiana Tech (W) #1 Colorado State (L) 76-74 Comerica Center PTS: 18. Isaiah Stevens
REB: 9. David Roddy
AST: 7. Isaiah Stevens
PTS: 27. Kenneth Lofton, Jr.
REB: 13. Kenneth Lofton, Jr.
AST: 5. Isaiah Crawford
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