1958 National Invitation Tournament

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1958 National Invitation Tournament
Season 1957–58
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Xavier (1st title)
Runner-up Dayton (5th title game)
Semifinalists St. Bonaventure (3rd semifinal)
St. John's (8th semifinal)
Winning coach Jim McCafferty (1st title)
MVP Hank Stein Xavier
National Invitation Tournaments
«1957 1959»

The 1958 National Invitation Tournament was the 1958 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
Bradley
Butler
Dayton
Fordham
Niagara
St. Bonaventure
St. Francis (PA)
St. John's
St. Joseph's
Saint Peter's
Utah
Xavier

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
 St. John's 76  
 Butler 69  
   St. John's 71  
     Utah 70  
      
        
   St. John's 56  
   Dayton 80  
        
        
   Dayton 74
     Fordham 70  
 Fordham 83
 St. Francis 59  
   Dayton 74
   Xavier 78
 St. Joseph's 83  
 Saint Peter's 76  
   St. Joseph's 75
     St. Bonaventure 79  
      
        
   St. Bonaventure 53
   Xavier 72  
        
        
   Bradley 62
     Xavier 72  
 Xavier 95
 Niagara 86  
  • Third Place - St. Bonaventure 84, St. John's 69

References[edit]

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