1955 National Invitation Tournament

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1955 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Duquesne (1st title)
Runner-up Dayton (3rd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Dudey Moore (1st title)
MVP Maurice Stokes St. Francis (PA)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1954 1956»

The 1955 National Invitation Tournament was the 1955 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
Cincinnati
Connecticut
Dayton
Duquesne
Holy Cross
Lafayette
Louisville
Manhattan
Niagara
St. Francis (PA)
Saint Louis
Seton Hall

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
 Louisville 91  
 Manhattan 86  
   Louisville 66  
     Duquesne 74  
      
        
   Duquesne 65  
   Cincinnati 61  
        
        
   Cincinnati 85
     Niagara 83  
 Niagara 83
 Lafayette 70  
   Duquesne 70
   Dayton 58
 St. Francis (PA) 89  
 Seton Hall 78  
   St. Francis (PA) 68
     Holy Cross 64  
      
        
   St. Francis (PA) 73
   Dayton 79  
        
        
   Dayton 97
     Saint Louis 81  
 Saint Louis 110
 Connecticut 103  
  • Third Place - Cincinnati 96, St. Francis (PA) 91

References[edit]

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