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NCAA Basketball
NIT Tournament


GEORGE WASHINGTON COLONIALS

Current Men's NIT Title Holders

SOUTH DAKOTA COYOTES

Current Women's NIT Title Holders

Through 2016 Men's NIT Championship
NIT Tournament   Women's NIT Tournament
YEAR
CHAMPION
RUNNER-UP
SCORE
1938 Temple Owls
Colorado Buffaloes
60-36
1939 Long Island-Brooklyn Blackbirds
Loyola Ramblers
44-32
1940 Colorado Buffaloes
Duquesne Dukes
51-40
1941 Long Island-Brooklyn Blackbirds
Ohio Univeristy Bobcats
56-42
1942 West Virginia Mountaineers
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
47-45
1943 St. John's Red Storm
Toledo Rockets
48-27
1944 St. John's Red Storm
DePaul Blue Demons
47-39
1945 DePaul Blue Demons
Bowling Green Falcons
71-54
1946 Kentucky Wildcats
Rhode Island Rams
46-45
1947 Utah Utes
Kentucky Wildcats
49-45
1948 St. Louis Billikens
New York University Violets
65-52
1949 San Francisco Dons
Loyola Ramblers
48-47
1950 City College of New York Beavers
Bradley Braves
69-61
1951 BYU Cougars
Dayton Flyers
62-43
1952 La Salle Explorers
Dayton Flyers
75-64
1953 Seton Hall Pirates
St. John's Red Storm
58-46
1954 Holy Cross Crusaders
Duquesne Dukes
71-62
1955 Duquesne Dukes
Dayton Flyers
70-58
1956 Louisville Cardinals
Dayton Flyers
93-80
1957 Bradley Braves
Memphis State Tigers
84-83
1958 Xavier Musketeers
Dayton Flyers
78-74 OT
1959 St. John's Red Storm
Bradley Braves
76-71 OT
1960 Bradley Braves
Providence Friars
88-72
1961 Providence Friars
St. Louis Billikens
62-59
1962 Dayton Flyers
St. John's Red Storm
73-67
1963 Providence Friars
Canisius Golden Griffines
81-66
1964 Bradley Braves
New Mexico Lobos
86-54
1965 St. John's Red Storm
Villanova Wildcats
55-51
1966 BYU Cougars
New York University Violets
97-84
1967 Southern Illinois Salukis
Marquette Golden Eagles
71-56
1968 Dayton Flyers
Kansas Jayhawks
61-48
1969 Temple Owls
Boston College Eagles
89-76
1970 Marquette Golden Eagles
St. John's Red Storm
65-53
1971 North Carolina Tar Heels
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
84-66
1972 Maryland Terrapins
Niagara Purple Eagle
100-69
1973 Virginia Tech Hokies
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
92-91 OT
1974 Purdue Boilermakers
Utah Utes
97-81
1975 Princeton Tigers
Providence Friars
80-69
1976 Kentucky Wildcats
UNC-Charlotte 49ers
71-67
1977 St. Bonaventure Bonnies
Houston Cougars
94-91
1978 Texas Longhorns
North Carolina State Wolfpack
101-93
1979 Indiana Hoosiers
Purdue Boilermakers
53-52
1980 Virginia Cavaliers
Minnesota Golden Gophers
58-55
1981 Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Syracuse Orangemen
86-84 OT
1982 Bradley Braves
Purdue Boilermakers
67-58
1983 Fresno State Bulldogs
DePaul Blue Demons
69-60
1984 Michigan Wolverines
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
83-63
1985 UCLA Bruins
Indiana Hoosiers
65-62
1986 Ohio State Buckeyes
Wyoming Cowboys
73-63
1987 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
La Salle Explorers
84-80
1988 Connecticut Huskies
Ohio State Buckeyes
72-67
1989 St. John's Red Storm
St. Louis Billikens
73-65
1990 Vanderbilt Commodores
St. Louis Billikens
74-72
1991 Stanford Cardinal
Oklahoma Sooners
78-72
1992 Virginia Cavaliers
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
81-76 OT
1993 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Georgetown Hoyas
62-61
1994 Villanova Wildcats
Vanderbilt Commodores
80-73
1995 Virginia Tech Hokies
Marquette Golden Eagles
65-64 OT
1996 Nebraska Cornhuskers
St. Joseph's Hawks
60-56
1997 Michigan Wolverines
Florida State Seminoles
82-72
1998 Minnesota Golden Gophers
Penn State Nittany Lions
79-72
1999 California Golden Bears
Clemson Tigers
61-60
2000 Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
71-61
2001 Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Alabama Crimson Tide
79-60
2002 Memphis Tigers
South Carolina Gamecocks
72-62
2003
St. John's Red Storm
Georgetown Hoyas
70-67
2004
Michigan Wolverines
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
62-55
2005
South Carolina Gamecocks
St. Joseph's Hawks
60-57
2006
South Carolina Gamecocks
Michigan Wolverines
76-64
2007
West Virginia Mointaineers
Clemson Tigers
78-73
2008
Ohio State Buckeyes
Massachusetts Minutemen
92-85
2009
Penn State Nittany Lions
Baylor Bears
69-63
2010
Dayton Flyers
North Carolina Tar Heels
79-68
2011
Wichita State Shockers
Alabama Crimson Tide
66-57
2012
Stanford Cardinal
Minnesota Golden Gophers
75-51
2013
Baylor Bears
Iowa Hawkeyes
74-54
2014
Minnesota Golden Gophers
SMU Mustangs
65-63
2015
Stanford Cardinal
Miami Hurricanes
66-64 OT
2016
George Washington Colonials
Valparaiso Crusaders
76-60
2017



Women's NIT  Men's NIT
YEAR WINNER RUNNER-UP SCORE
1969 Wayland Baptist Pioneers Ouachita Baptist Tigers
54-34
1970 Wayland Baptist Pioneers Midwestern State Mustangs
50-46
1971 Wayland Baptist Pioneers Parsons 63-44
1972 Wayland Baptist Pioneers John F. Kennedy 48-41
1973 Wayland Baptist Pioneers John F. Kennedy 52-49
1974 Wayland Baptist Pioneers John F. Kennedy 59-52
1975 Wayland Baptist Pioneers UCLA Bruins
79-41
1976 Wayland Baptist Pioneers UCLA Bruins
90-77
1977 Wayland Baptist Pioneers
UCLA Bruins
79-75
1978 Old Dominion Lady Monarchs
Texas Longhorns
70-60
1979 South Carolina Gamecocks
Drake Bulldogs
74-71
1980 Oregon State Beavers
North Carolina Tar Heels
71-62
1981 Georgia Bulldogs
Arizona State Wildcats
75-73
1982 Oregon State Beavers
Florida State seminoles
76-60
1983 New Orleans Privateers
Memphis State Tigers
68-58
1984 Vanderbilt Commodores
Tennessee-Chattanooga Mocs
67-66
1985 LSU Tigers
Florida Gators
74-54
1986 Idaho Vandals
Northwestern State Demons
100-91
1987 Arkansas Razorbacks
California Golden Bears
112-80
1988 DePaul Blue Demons
Purdue Boilermakers
83-55
1989 Oregon Ducks
San Diego State Aztecs
67-64
1990 Kentucky Wildcats
Toledo Rockets
85-76
1991 Santa Clara Broncos
Indiana Hoosiers
71-68
1992 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
90-72
1993 Arkansas State Indians
SMU Mustangs
67-54
1994 Oklahoma Sooners
Arkansas State Indians
69-65
1995 Texas A&M Aggies
Northwestern State Demons
85-81
1996 Arizona Wildcats
Northwestern Wildcats
79-63
1997 No Tournament Held
1998 Penn State Nittany Lions
Baylor Bears
59-56
1999 Arkansas Razorbacks
Wisconsin Badgers
67-64
2000 Wisconsin Badgers
Florida Gators
75-74
2001 Ohio State Buckeys
New Mexico Lobos
62-61
2002 Oregon Ducks
Houston Cougars
54-52
2003
Auburn Tigers
Baylor Bears
64-63
2004
Creighton Bluejays
UNLV Runnin Rebels
72-53
2005
Southwest Missouri State Lady Bears
West Virginia Mountaineers
78-70
2006
Kansas State Wildcats
Marquette Golden Eagles
77-65
2007
Wyoming Cowgirls
Wisconsin Badgers
72-56
2008
Marquette Golden Eagles
Michigan State Spartans
81-66
2009
South Florida Bulls
Kansas Jayhawks
75-71
2010
California Golden Bears
Miami Hurricanes
73-61
2011
Toledo Rockets
USC Trojans
76-68
2012
Oklahoma State Cowgirls
James Madison Dukes
75-68
2013
Drexel Dragons
Utah Utes
46-43
2014
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Texas-El Paso Miners
56-54
2015
UCLA Bruins
West Virginia Mountaineers
62-60
2016
South Dakota Coyotes
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
71-65
2017