March 13, 2006 |
A handful of impressive victories couldn't compensate for a late-season slide for USC, which was not selected Sunday to the 40-team National Invitation Tournament field. Despite posting victories over UCLA, North Carolina and Arizona -- seeded Nos. 2, 3 and 8, respectively, in different regions of the NCAA tournament -- the Trojans (17-13) were shut out of the postseason after losing seven of their final nine games.
November 13, 2005 |
After changing hands last summer, college basketball's oldest tournament is under new management and facing an uncertain future. In the settlement of an antitrust dispute in which the NCAA was accused of trying to put the National Invitation Tournament out of business, the NIT's early season and postseason tournaments were purchased by the NCAA in August for $56.5 million. But what it ultimately plans to do with the events is unclear. Some fear the worst.
April 1, 2005 |
Tarence Kinsey made a three-point basket with 1.3 seconds left Thursday night to lift South Carolina to a 60-57 victory over St. Joseph's in the National Invitation Tournament championship game. Pat Carroll of St. Joseph's had tied the score seconds earlier with a three-point basket, then Kinsey dribbled down the right side before pulling up for his winning shot. "I figured if I miss we're in [overtime]," Kinsey said. "I didn't want to pass because of the time so I said, 'Why not take the shot?'
March 19, 2005 |
Bobby Brown had 25 points and seven rebounds to help Cal State Fullerton beat San Francisco, 85-69, on Friday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. After shooting only 33.3% from the field in the first half, the Titans (21-10) made 12 of their first 14 attempts in the second and scored 57 points in the final 20 minutes to set up a second-round game at Georgetown. Ralphy Holmes had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Titans.
March 18, 2004 |
Azusa Pacific shot only 32% and lost to North Georgia State, 66-62, Wednesday in the first round of the NAIA Division I women's basketball tournament in Jackson, Tenn. Azusa Pacific (20-12) got 15 points each from Lindsey West and Marie Dyk. West also had 10 rebounds. Angelyn Love had 15 points and Jeanine Dorminey 12 points for North Georgia (29-5). In another first-round game, Point Loma Nazarene (23-12) defeated Lindsey Wilson of Kentucky, 75-61.
April 4, 2003 |
Marcus Hatten helped St. John's win a championship. And the Red Storm fans helped him celebrate. Hatten ended his collegiate career with a championship, scoring 22 points as St. John's won its sixth National Invitation Tournament with a 70-67 comeback victory over Big East rival Georgetown in front of 12,406 Thursday night in Madison Square Garden at New York. Boisterous St. John's fans rushed the court after the game as "New York, New York" played.