1956 National Invitation Tournament

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1956 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Louisville (1st title)
Runner-up Dayton (4th title game)
Semifinalists St. Joseph's (1st semifinal)
St. Francis (NY) (1st semifinal)
Winning coach Bernard Hickman (1st title)
MVP Charlie Tyra Louisville
National Invitation Tournaments
«1955 1957»

The 1956 National Invitation Tournament was the 1956 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 12 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Dayton
Duquesne
Lafayette
Louisville
Marquette
Niagara
Oklahoma A&M
St. Francis (NY)
St. Joseph's
Saint Louis
Seton Hall
Xavier

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
 Duquesne 69  
 Oklahoma A&M 61  
   Duquesne 72  
     Louisville 84  
      
        
   Louisville 89  
   St. Joseph's 79  
        
        
   St. Joseph's 74
     Seton Hall 65  
 Seton Hall 96
 Marquette 78  
   Louisville 93
   Dayton 80
 St. Francis (NY) 85  
 Lafayette 74  
   St. Francis (NY) 74
     Niagara 72  
      
        
   St. Francis (NY) 58
   Dayton 89  
        
        
   Dayton 72
     Xavier 68  
 Xavier 84
 Saint Louis 80  
  • Third Place - St. Joseph's 93, St. Francis (NY) 82

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1950's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 8, 2009. Archived 11/7/09