Welcome to our National Invitation Tournament Quiz! The NIT is a post-season college basketball tournament that has been around since 1938. Although it may not receive as much attention as the NCAA tournament, it has a rich history and has seen some incredible games and performances over the years. In this quiz, we’ll test your knowledge of the NIT’s origins, its format, and its most memorable moments. So grab a pen and paper, get ready to take some notes, and let’s see how well you know this beloved basketball tournament.
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National Invitation Tournament (NIT) Quiz with Answers
When was the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) founded?
Answer: A. 1938
Who created the NIT tournament?
A. Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association
D. James Naismith
Answer: A. Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association
Who won the first NIT tournament and against whom?
A. Colorado Buffaloes over the Temple University Owls
B. Temple University Owls over the Colorado Buffaloes
C. Kentucky Wildcats over the Duke Blue Devils
D. Syracuse Orangemen over the Georgetown Hoyas
Answer: B. Temple University Owls over the Colorado Buffaloes
Which body of local New York colleges was responsible for the administration of the NIT in 1940?
A. Big East Conference
B. Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Committee
C. Ivy League
D. Atlantic Coast Conference
Answer: B. Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Committee
How many teams were initially invited to the NIT tournament, and where were all the games played?
A. 12 teams, all games played in Madison Square Garden
B. 8 teams, all games played in Madison Square Garden
C. 6 teams, all games played in Madison Square Garden
D. 16 teams, all games played in Madison Square Garden
Answer: C. 6 teams, all games played in Madison Square Garden
When was the maximum number of teams invited to the NIT tournament, and how many teams were invited?
A. 2002-2006, 24 teams
B. 2002-2006, 32 teams
C. 1968, 16 teams
D. 1949, 12 teams
Answer: B. 2002-2006, 32 teams
What was the format of the NIT tournament from 2007 to 2019 and since 2022?
A. 40 teams, single-elimination
B. 32 teams, single-elimination
C. 16 teams, double-elimination
D. 24 teams, round-robin
Answer: B. 32 teams, single-elimination
Why was the field for the 2021 NIT tournament cut to 16 teams?
A. Due to the lack of interest from participating teams
B. Due to the shortage of venues available to host the tournament
C. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic
D. Due to budget cuts
Answer: C. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Which college has won the most NIT championships?
A. St. John’s University
B. University of Kentucky
C. Duke University
D. University of Connecticut
Answer: A. St. John’s University (6 championships)
Which team won the NIT tournament in 2022?
A. Memphis Tigers
B. Dayton Flyers
C. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
D. Mississippi State Bulldogs
Answer: A. Memphis Tigers
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