NIT history: Champions and MVPs

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Started in 1938, one year before the NCAA Tournament, the National Invitation Tournament is the oldest tournament in college basketball. St. John's owns the most NIT championships (6).

2012 NIT bracket | NIT scoreboard

Year Championship game MVP
2012 Stanford 75, Minnesota 51 Aaron Bright, Stanford
2011 Wichita State 66, Alabama 57 Graham Hatch, Wichita State
2010 Dayton 79, North Carolina 68 Chris Johnson, Dayton
2009 Penn State 69, Baylor 63 Jamelle Cornley, Penn State
2008 Ohio State 92, Massachusetts 85 Kosta Koufos, Ohio State
2007 West Virginia 78, Clemson 73 Frank Young, West Virginia
2006 South Carolina 76, Michigan 64 Renaldo Balkman, South Carolina
2005 South Carolina 60, Saint Joseph's 57 Carlos Powell, South Carolina
2004 Michigan 62, Rutgers 55 Daniel Horton, Michigan
2003 St. John's 70, Georgetown 67 Marcus Hatten, Memphis
2002 Memphis 72, South Carolina 62 Dajuan Wagner, Memphis
2001 Tulsa 79, Alabama 60 Marcus Hill, Tulsa
2000 Wake Forest 71, Notre Dame 61 Robert O'Kelley, Wake Forest
1999 California 61, Clemson 60 Sean Lampley, California
1998 Minnesota 79, Penn State 72 Kevin Clark, Minnesota
1997 Michigan 82, Florida State 73 Robert Traylor, Michigan
1996 Nebraska 60, St. Joseph's 56 Erick Strickland, Nebraska
1995 Virginia Tech 65, Marquette 64 OT Shawn Smith, Virginia Tech
1994 Villanova 80, Vanderbilt 73 Doremus Bennerman, Siena
1993 Minnesota 62, Georgetown 61 Voshon Lenard, Minnesota
1992 Virginia 81, Notre Dame 76 Bryant Stith, Virginia
1991 Stanford 78, Oklahoma 72 Adam Keefe, Stanford
1990 Vanderbilt 74, St. Louis 72 Scott Draud, Vanderbilt
1989 St. John's 73, St. Louis 65 Jayson Williams, St. John's
1988 Connecticut 72, Ohio State 67 Phil Gamble, Connecticut
1987 Southern Miss. 84, La Salle 80 Randolph Keys, Southern Miss.
1986 Ohio State 73, Wyoming 63 Brad Sellers, Ohio State
1985 UCLA 65, Indiana 62 Reggie Miller, UCLA
1984 Michigan 83, Notre Dame 63 Tim McCormick, Michigan
1983 Fresno State 69, DePaul 60 Ron Anderson, Fresno State
1982 Bradley 67, Purdue 58 Mitchell Anderson, Bradley
1981 Tulsa 86, Syracuse 84 OT Greg Stewart, Tulsa
1980 Virginia 58, Minnesota 55 Ralph Sampson, Virginia
1979 Indiana 53, Purdue 52 Butch Carter and Ray Tolbert, Indiana
1978 Texas 101, N.C. State 93 Jim Krivacs and Ron Baxter, Texas
1977 St. Bonaventure 94, Houston 91 Greg Sanders, St. Bonaventure
1976 Kentucky 71, UNC Charlotte 67 Cedric Maxwell, UNC Charlotte
1975 Princeton 80, Providence 69 Ron Lee, Oregon
1974 Purdue 87, Utah 81 Mike Sojourner, Utah
1973 Virginia Tech 92, Notre Dame 91 OT John Shumate, Notre Dame
1972 Maryland 100, Niagara 69 Tom McMillen, Maryland
1971 North Carolina 84, Georgia Tech 66 Bill Chamberlain, North Carolina
1970 Marquette 65, St. John's 53 Dean Meminger, Marquette
1969 Temple 89, Boston College76 Terry Driscoll, Boston College
1968 Dayton 61, Kansas 48 Don May, Dayton
1967 Southern Illinois 71, Marquette 56 Walt Frazier, So. Illinois
1966 Brigham Young 97, New York Univ. 84 Bill Melchionni, Villanova
1965 St. John's 55, Villanova 51 Ken McIntyre, St. John's
1964 Bradley 86, New Mexico 54 Lavern Tart, Bradley
1963 Providence 81, Canisius 66 Ray Flynn, Providence
1962 Dayton 73, St. John's 67 Bill Chmielewski, Dayton
1961 Providence 62, St. Louis 59 Vin Ernst, Providence
1960 Bradley 88, Providence 72 Lenny Wilkens, Providence
1959 St. John's 76, Bradley 71 OT Tony Jackson, St. John's
1958 Xavier 78, Dayton 74 OT Hank Stein, Xavier
1957 Bradley 84, Memphis State 83 Win Wilfong, Memphis St.
1956 Louisville 93, Dayton 80 Charlie Tyra, Louisville
1955 Duquesne 70, Dayton 58 Maurice Stokes, St. Francis (Pa.)
1954 Holy Cross 71, Duquesne 62 Togo Palazzi, Holy Cross
1953 Seton Hall 58, St. John's 46 Walter Dukes, Seton Hall
1952 La Salle 75, Dayton 64 Tom Gola and Norm Grekin, La Salle
1951 Brigham Young 62, Dayton 43 Roland Minson, BYU
1950 CCNY 69, Bradley 61 Ed Warner, CCNY
1949 San Francisco 48, Loyola of Chicago 47 Don Lofgran, San Francisco
1948 St. Louis 65, New York University 52 Ed Macauley, St. Louis
1947 Utah 49, Kentucky 45 Vern Gardner, Utah
1946 Kentucky 46, Rhode Island 45 Ernie Calverley, Rhode Island
1945 DePaul 71, Bowling Green 54 George Mikan, DePaul
1944 St. John's 47, DePaul 39 Bill Kotsores, St. John's
1943 St. John's 48, Toledo 27 Harry Boykoff, St. John's
1942 West Virginia 47, Western Kentucky 45 Rudy Baric, West Virginia
1941 Long Island Univ. 56, Ohio University 42 Frankie Baumholtz, Ohio U.
1940 Colorado 51, Duquesne 40 Bob Doll, Colorado
1939 Long Island Univ. 44, Loyola of Chicago 32 Bill Lloyd, St. John's
1938 Temple 60, Colorado 36 Don Shields, Temple

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