1957 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament

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1957 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Evansville, Indiana
Champions Wheaton (IL) (1st title)
Runner-Up Kentucky Wesleyan (1st title game)
Winning coach Lee Pfund (1st title)
MOP Mel Peterson Wheaton
Attendance 13,000
  • NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament
  • 1958

The 1957 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA College Division college basketball as a culmination of the 1956-57 NCAA College Division men's basketball season. This was the first College Division men's basketball tournament and it was won by Wheaton College.



Semifinal at North Carolina College
North Carolina Central 78
Florida A&M 61
Semifinal at Mount Saint Mary's
Mount St. Mary's 93
Final at Mount Saint Mary's
Mount St. Mary's 106
North Carolina Central 88


Semifinal at Drexel
Rider 63
Drexel 61
Semifinal at Amherst
St. Michael's 80
Amherst 63
Final at Saint Michael's
St. Michael's 68
Rider 69


Semifinal at East Tennessee State
East Tennessee State 62*
Centenary (LA) 61
Semifinal at Kentucky Wesleyan
Kentucky Wesleyan 77
DePauw 62
Final at Kentucky Wesleyan
Kentucky Wesleyan 84
East Tennessee State 73


Semifinal at Evansville
Evansville 108
Illinois State 96
Semifinal at Buffalo
Buffalo 75
Capital 64
Final at Buffalo
Buffalo 77
Evansville 75

Great Lakes[edit]

Semifinal at Beloit
Beloit 103
Wisconsin–Superior 79
Semifinal at Minnesota-Duluth
Wheaton (IL) 84
Minnesota-Duluth 75
Final at Wheaton (IL)
Wheaton 77
Beloit 75


Semifinal at Jackson State
Jackson State 93
Philander Smith 65
Semifinal at Monmouth (IL)
South Dakota 62
Monmouth (IL) 52
Final at South Dakota
South Dakota 2
Jackson State 0†


Semifinal at Pacific (OR)
Linfield 83*
Pacific (OR) 79
Semifinal at Nevada
Cal State Los Angeles 75
Nevada 69
Final at Cal State-Los Angeles
Cal State Los Angeles 85
Linfield 74

Pacific Coast[edit]

Semifinal at San Diego State
San Diego State 75
Chapman 56
Semifinal at Regis (CO)
Regis (CO) 88
Wartburg 82
Final at Regis (CO)
Regis 78
San Diego State 81

*denotes each overtime played
† denotes forfeited game

National Finals - Evansville, Indiana[edit]

Location: Roberts Municipal Stadium

Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
Rider 66
Mount St. Mary's 86
Mount St. Mary's 81
Kentucky Wesleyan 99
Buffalo 68
Kentucky Wesleyan 72
Kentucky Wesleyan 65
Wheaton 89
South Dakota 80
Wheaton 90
Wheaton 71
Cal State Los Angeles 53
San Diego State 55
Cal State Los Angeles 57
  • Third Place - Mount St. Mary's 82, Cal State Los Angeles 72

*denotes each overtime played
† denotes forfeited game

All-tournament team[edit]

  • Mason Cope (Kentucky Wesleyan)
  • Jim Daniels (South Dakota)
  • Mel Peterson (Wheaton)
  • Jack Sullivan (Mount Saint Mary's)
  • Bob Whitehead (Wheaton)

See also[edit]