1958 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament

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1958 NCAA Division I
Men's Basketball Tournament
Season 1957–58
Teams 24
Finals site Freedom Hall
Louisville, Kentucky
Champions Kentucky (4th title, 4th title game,
5th Final Four)
Runner-up Seattle (1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Winning coach Adolph Rupp (4th title)
MOP Elgin Baylor Seattle
Attendance 176,878
Top scorer Elgin Baylor Seattle
(135 points)
NCAA Division I Men's Tournaments
«1957 1959»

The 1958 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 24 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball in the United States. It began on March 11, 1958, and ended with the championship game on March 22 in Louisville, Kentucky. A total of 28 games were played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game.

Kentucky, coached by Adolph Rupp, won the national title with an 84-72 victory in the final game over Seattle, coached by John Castellani. Elgin Baylor of Seattle was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.


Region Site Other Locations
East Charlotte, North Carolina New York City, New York
Mideast Lexington, Kentucky Evanston, Illinois
Midwest Lawrence, Kansas Stillwater, Oklahoma
West San Francisco, California Berkeley, California
Finals Louisville, Kentucky


Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East n/a Boston College Dino Martin First round Maryland L 86-63
East n/a Connecticut Hugh Greer First round Dartmouth L 75-64
East n/a Dartmouth Doggie Julian Regional Runner-up Temple L 69-50
East n/a Manhattan Ken Norton Regional Fourth Place Maryland L 59-55
East n/a Maryland Bud Millikan Regional Third Place Manhattan W 59-55
East n/a Temple Harry Litwack Third Place Kansas State W 67-57
East n/a West Virginia Fred Schaus First round Manhattan L 89-84
Mideast n/a Indiana Branch McCracken Regional Third Place Miami, Ohio W 98-91
Mideast n/a Kentucky Adolph Rupp Champion Seattle W 84-72
Mideast n/a Miami, Ohio Dick Shrider Regional Fourth Place Indiana L 98-91
Mideast n/a Notre Dame John Jordan Regional Runner-up Kentucky L 89-56
Mideast n/a Pittsburgh Bob Timmons First round Miami, Ohio L 82-77
Mideast n/a Tennessee Tech Johnny Oldham First round Notre Dame L 94-61
Midwest n/a Arkansas Glen Rose Regional Fourth Place Cincinnati L 97-62
Midwest n/a Cincinnati George Smith Regional Third Place Arkansas W 97-62
Midwest n/a Kansas State Tex Winter Fourth Place Temple L 67-57
Midwest n/a Loyola, Louisiana Jim Harding First round Oklahoma State L 59-42
Midwest n/a Oklahoma State Henry Iba Regional Runner-up Kansas State L 69-57
West n/a Arizona State Ned Wulk First round Idaho State L 72-68
West n/a California Pete Newell Regional Runner-up Seattle L 66-62
West n/a Idaho State John Grayson Regional Fourth Place San Francisco L 57-51
West n/a San Francisco Phil Woolpert Regional Third Place Idaho State W 57-51
West n/a Seattle John Castellani Runner Up Kentucky L 84-72
West n/a Wyoming Everett Shelton First round Seattle L 88-51


* – Denotes overtime period

East region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Temple 71  
       Maryland 67  
   Maryland 86
     Boston College 63  
       Temple 69
     Dartmouth 50
     Manhattan 89  
 West Virginia 84  
   Manhattan 62
       Dartmouth 79  
   Dartmouth 75
     Connecticut 64  

Mideast region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Kentucky 94  
       Miami-OH 70  
   Miami-OH 82
     Pittsburgh 77  
       Kentucky 89
     Notre Dame 56
     Notre Dame 94  
   Tennessee Tech 61  
   Notre Dame 94
       Indiana 87  

Midwest region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     Arkansas 40  
       Oklahoma St. 65  
   Oklahoma St. 59
     Loyola-LA 42  
       Oklahoma St. 57
     Kansas St. 69
   Kansas St. 83
       Cincinnati 80*  

West region[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
     San Francisco 67  
       Seattle 69  
   Seattle 88
     Wyoming 51  
       Seattle 66
     California 62*
     Idaho St. 72  
   Arizona St. 68  
   Idaho St. 43
       California 54  

Final Four[edit]

National Semifinals National Finals
E Temple 60
ME Kentucky 61
ME Kentucky 84
W Seattle 72
MW Kansas St. 51
W Seattle 73

National Third Place Game[edit]

National Third Place Game [1]
E Temple 67
MW Kansas St. 57

Regional Third Place Games[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1954 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket". Retrieved October 14, 2011.