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2001-02 NIT Basketball Tournament

The 65th annual National Invitation Tournament had a 40-team field. First three rounds played on home courts of higher seeded teams. Semifinal, Third Place and Championship games played March 26-28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Opening Round

at Richmond 74 OT Wagner 67
Montana St. 77 at Utah St. 69
at Ball St. 98 South Florida 92
St. Joseph's 73 at George Mason 64
at Louisiana Tech 83 La-Lafayette 63
at Vanderbilt 59 Houston 50
at Dayton 80 Detroit 69
at Tennessee Tech 64 Georgia St. 62

1st Round

at Syracuse 76 St. Bonaventure 66
at Butler 81 Bowling Green 69
at Minnesota 95 New Mexico 62
at Richmond 63 Montana St. 48
Ball St. 76 at St. Joseph's 54
LSU 63 at Iowa 61
at UNLV 96 Arizona St. 91
South Carolina 74 at Virginia 67
Temple 81 at Fresno St. 75
at Louisville 66 Princeton 65
at Villanova 84 Manhattan 69
at Louisiana Tech 83 Vanderbilt 69
Tennessee Tech 68 at Dayton 59
Yale 67 at Rutgers 65
at BYU 78 UC-Irvine 55
at Memphis 82 NC-Greensboro 62

2nd Round

at Syracuse 66 Butler 65
Richmond 67 at Minnesota 66
Ball St. 75 at LSU 65
at South Carolina 75 UNLV 65
Temple 65 at Louisville 62
at Villanova 67 La. Tech 64
Tennessee Tech 80 at Yale 61
at Memphis 80 BYU 69

Quarterfinals

Syracuse 66 at Richmond 46
at South Carolina 82 Ball St. 47
at Temple 63 Villanova 57
at Memphis 79 Tennessee Tech 73

Semifinals

South Carolina 66 Syracuse 59
Memphis 78 Temple 77

Third Place

Temple 65 Syracuse 54

Championship

Memphis 72 South Carolina 62

 

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