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NIT Tournament (24 teams)

at Madison Square Garden, New York

FieldAlabama, Alcorn St., Central Michigan, Clemson, Dayton, Holy Cross, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi St., Nevada-Reno, New Mexico, NE Louisiana, ODU, Ohio St., Oregon St., Purdue, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, St. Joe's-PA, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Virginia, Wagner
SemifinalsIndiana 64, Ohio St. 55
Purdue 87, Alabama 68
Third PlaceAlabama 96, Ohio St. 86
ChampionshipIndiana 53, Purdue 52
MVPClarence Carter and Ray Tolbert, Indiana

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