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 Red Storm (3rd title)
Runner-up Bradley Braves (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

Bracket[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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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