1959 National Invitation Tournament

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1959 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions St. John's (3rd title)
Runner-up Bradley (3rd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Joe Lapchick (2nd title)
MVP Tony Jackson St. John's
National Invitation Tournaments
«1958 1960»

The 1959 National Invitation Tournament was the 1959 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
Denver
Fordham
Manhattan
NYU
Oklahoma City
Providence
St. Bonaventure
St. John's
Saint Louis
Villanova

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
 Butler 94  
 Fordham 80  
   Butler 77  
     Bradley 83  
      
        
   Bradley 59  
   NYU 57  
        
        
   Oklahoma City 48
     NYU '63  
 NYU 90
 Denver 81  
   Bradley 71
   St. John's 76
 Providence '68  
 Manhattan 66  
   Providence 75
     Saint Louis 72  
      
        
   Providence 55
   St. John's 76  
        
        
   St. Bonaventure 74
     St. John's 82  
 St. John's 75
 Villanova 67  
Third place game
     
NYU 71
Providence 57

References[edit]

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