NIT History

• 1973 •
First Round: Minnesota 68, Rutgers 59
Quarterfinals: Alabama 69, Minnesota 65

• 1980 •
First Round: Minnesota 64, Bowling Green 50
Second Round: Minnesota 58, Mississippi 56
Quarterfinals: Minnesota 94, SW Louisiana 73
Semifinals: Minnesota 65, Illinois 63
Championship: Virginia 58, Minnesota 55

• 1981 •
First Round: Minnesota 90, Drake 77
Second Round: Minnesota 84, Connecticut 66
Quarterfinals: West Virginia 80, Minnesota 69

• 1983 •
First Round: DePaul 76, Minnesota 73

• 1992 •
First Round: Washington St. 72, Minnesota 70

• 1993 •
First Round: Minnesota 74, Florida 66
Second Round: Minnesota 86, Oklahoma 72
Quarterfinals: Minnesota 76, USC 58
Semifinals: Minnesota 76, Providence 70
Championship: Minnesota 62, Georgetown 61

• 2001 •
First Round: Minnesota 87, Villanova 78
Second Round: Tulsa 76, Minnesota 73 (OT)

• 2002 •
First Round: Minnesota 96, New Mexico 62
Second Round: Richmond 67, Minnesota 66

• 2003 •
First Round: Minnesota 62, St. Louis 52
Second Round: Minnesota 84, Hawaii 70
Third Round: Minnesota 63, Temple 58 (OT)
Semifinals: Georgetown 88, Minnesota 74
Third Place: Texas Tech 71, Minnesota 61

• 2006 •
First Round: Minnesota 73, Wake Forest 58
Second Round: Cincinnati 76, Minnesota 62

• 2007 •
First Round: Maryland 68, Minnesota 58

• 2012 •
First Round: Minnesota 70, La Salle 61
Second Round: Minnesota 79, Miami (Fla.) 60
Third Round: Minnesota 78, Middle Tennessee State 72
Semifinals: Minnesota 68, Washington 67 (ot)
Championship: Stanford 75, Minnesota 51

• 2013 •
First Round: Minnesota 88, High Point 81
Second Round: Minnesota 63, Saint Mary's 50
Third Round: Minnesota 81, Southern Miss 73
Semifinals: Minnesota 67, Florida State 64 (ot)
Championship: Minnesota 65, SMU 63

Total
27 Wins, 12 Losses (.692)

Note: Minnesota appeared in the 1996 and 1998 NIT Tournaments. Those games were later vacated due to student-athlete participation while ineligible because of a violation of NCAA rules.

 


NIT Records

Team Records

• Game Records •
Points: 96, vs. New Mexico (2002 First Round)
Rebounds: 50 two times: vs. Tulsa (2001 Second Round); vs. Oklahoma (1993 Second Round)
Assists: 22, vs. Oklahoma (1993 Second Round); vs. Southern California (1993 Third Round)
FG Att.: 86, vs. Tulsa (2001 Second Round)
FG Made: 43, vs. SW Louisiana (1980 Third Round)
FG Pct.: 64.2% (34-53), vs. Connecticut (1981 Second Round)
FT Att.: 40, vs. Florida (1993 First Round)
FT Made: 26, vs. Florida (1993 First Round)
FT Pct.: 88.9% (8-9), vs. Maryland (2008 First Round)
3-Pt. Att.: 30 two times, vs. Maryland (2008 First Round); vs. Villanova (2001 First Round)
3-Pt. Made: 11, vs. Villanova (2001 First Round)
3-Pt.%: 54.5% (6-11), at Middle Tennessee State (2012 Third Round)
Fewest Pts Allowed: 50, vs. Bowling Green (1980 First Round)
Margin of Victory: +34, vs. New Mexico (2002 First Round, W 96-62)

• Tournament Records •
Points per game: 81, 1981 (three games)
FG Pct.: 55.9% (99-177), 1981 (three games)
FT Pct.: 88.2% (15-17), 1983 (one game)
3-Pt. Pct.: 39.2% (20-51), 1993 (five games)
Wins: 5, 1993

Indvidual Records

Game Records*
Points: Trent Tucker 35, vs. Connecticut (1981 Second Round)
Rebounds: Travarus Bennett 15, vs. New Mexico (2002 First Round) & Dusty Rychart 15, vs. Tulsa (2001 Second Round)
Assists: Kevin Burleson 7, vs. Texas Tech (2003 3rd place) & at Temple (2003 Third Round)
Minutes: Andre Hollins 43, vs. Washington (2012 Semifinals)
FT Pct.: Andre Hollins 100% (7-7), vs. Washington (2012 Semifinals); 15 others tied
FT Att.: Maurice Hargrow 12, vs. Hawaii (2003 Second Round); Arriel McDonald 12, vs. Georgetown (1993 Finals)
FT Made: Maurice Hargrow 9, vs. Hawaii (2003 Second Round); Arriel McDonald 9, vs. Georgetown (1993 Finals)
3-Pt. Pct.: Julian Welch 100% (4-4), at Miami (Fla.) (2012 Second Round); 1 other tied
3-Pt. Att: Terrance Simmons, 13 vs. Tulsa (2001 Second Round)
3-Pt. Made: Terrance Simmons 5, vs. Tulsa (2001 Second Round)
FG Pct.: Ernest Nzigamasabo 100% (4-4), vs. Oklahoma (1993 Second Round); 2 others tied
FG Att.: Terrance Simmons, 24 vs. Tulsa (2001 Second Round)
FG Made: Trent Tucker 14, vs. Connecticut (1981 Second Round)

• Single-Tournament Records* •
Points: Voshon Lenard 99, 1993 (five games, 19.8 ppg)
Rebounds: Kevin McHale 35, 1980 (five games, 7 rpg)
Assists: Kevin Burleson 23, 2003 (five games, 4.6 apg)
Minutes: Kevin McHale 186, 1980 (five games, 37.3 mpg)
FG Pct.: Andy Thompson 65.2% (15-23), 1981 (three games)
3-Pt. Pct.: Arriel McDonald 50.0% (2-4), 1992 (one game); Voshon Lenard 50.0% (3-6), 1992 (one game)

• Career Tournament Records* •
Points: Randy Breuer 159, 1980, 1981 & 1983 (nine games, 17.7 ppg)
Rebounds: Randy Breuer 54, 1980, 1981 & 1983 (nine games, 6 rpg)
Assists: Trent Tucker and Darryl Mitchell 21, 1980 & 1981 (eight games, 2.6 apg)
Minutes: Trent Tucker 277, 1980 & 1981 (eight games, 34.6 mpg)
3-Pt Pct.: Voshon Lenard 45.5%, 1992 & 1993 (six games)

*minimum of three attempts per game required for all individual shooting records