1960 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament

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1960 NCAA Division II
Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Evansville, Indiana
Champions Evansville Purple Aces (2nd title)
Runner-Up Chapman Panthers (1st title game)
Winning coach Arad McCutchan (2nd title)
MOP Ed Smallwood Evansville
Attendance 27,836
  • 1959 
  • NCAA Division II
    Basketball Tournament
  • 1961

The 1960 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 1959-60 NCAA College Division men's basketball season. It was won by the University of Evansville and Evansville's Ed Smallwood was the Most Outstanding Player.

Regional participants[edit]

School Outcome
Assumption Third Place
Le Moyne Fourth Place
St. Anselm Runner-up
St. Michael's Regional Champion
School Outcome
Austin Peay Runner-up
Belmont Abbey Third Place
Johnson C. Smith Fourth Place
Kentucky Wesleyan Regional Champion
School Outcome
American Regional Champion
Drexel Fourth Place
Fairfield Runner-up
Upsala Third Place
School Outcome
Arkansas State Fourth Place
Buffalo Third Place
Evansville Regional Champion
Wabash Runner-up
School Outcome
Augustana (IL) Fourth Place
Lincoln (MO) Runner-up
Milwaukee Third Place
Wheaton (IL) Regional Champion
School Outcome
Chapman Regional Champion
Fresno State Runner-up
San Francisco State Fourth Place
Trinity (TX) Third Place
School Outcome
Cornell (IA) Regional Champion
Prairie View Runner-up
South Dakota State Third Place
Wartburg Fourth Place
School Outcome
Abilene Christian Runner-up
Colorado College Fourth Place
Lamar Third Place
Truman Regional Campion


Northeast - Winooski, Vermont[edit]


Regional Semifinals Regional Final
St. Michael's 73
Assumption 50
St. Michael's 99
St. Anselm 95
St. Anselm 108
Le Moyne 75
  • Third Place - Assumption 94, Le Moyne 68

South - Owensboro, Kentucky[edit]

Location: Sportscenter

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Kentucky Wesleyan 108
Johnson C. Smith 80
Kentucky Wesleyan 83
Austin Peay 69
Austin Peay 74
Belmont Abbey 63
  • Third Place - Belmont Abbey 70, Johnson C. Smith 59

East - Staten Island, New York[edit]

Location: Sutter Gym

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Fairfield 56
Drexel 44
Fairfield 74
American 75
American 83
Upsala 74
  • Third Place - Upsala 74, Drexel 69

Mideast - Evansville, Indiana[edit]

Location: Roberts Municipal Stadium

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Evansville 91
Arkansas State 74
Evansville 89
Wabash 68
Wabash 76
Buffalo 65
  • Third Place - Buffalo 53, Arkansas State 52

Great Lakes - Wheaton, Illinois[edit]

Location: Alumni Gymnasium

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Wheaton (IL) 82
Augustana (IL) 67
Wheaton 78
Lincoln 59
Lincoln (MO) 100
Milwaukee 92
  • Third Place - Milwaukee 109, Augustana 82

Pacific Coast - Fresno, California[edit]

Location: North Gym

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Fresno State 62
San Francisco State 49
Fresno State 62
Chapman 70
Chapman 73
Trinity (TX) 52
  • Third Place - Trinity 72, San Francisco State 64

Midwest - Galesburg, Illinois[edit]

Location: Memorial Gym

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Cornell (IA) 72
Wartburg 67
Cornell 93
Prairie View 79
Prairie View 78
South Dakota State 65
  • Third Place - South Dakota State 93,Wartburg 77

Southwest - Kirksville, Missouri[edit]

Location: Pershing Arena

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Truman 82
Lamar 81
Truman 79
Abilene Christian 76
Abilene Christian 109
Colorado College 65
  • Third Place - Lamar 88, Colorado College 67

*denotes each overtime played

National Finals - Evansville, Indiana[edit]

Location: Roberts Municipal Stadium

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
St. Michael's 55
Kentucky Wesleyan 99
Kentucky Wesleyan 69
Evansville 76
American 91
Evansville 101
Evansville 90
Chapman 69
Wheaton 67
Chapman 73
Chapman 79
Cornell 64
Cornell 83
Truman 81
  • Third Place - Kentucky Wesleyan 86, Cornell 76

*denotes each overtime played

All-tournament team[edit]

  • Gary Auten (Kentucky Wesleyan)
  • Tom Cooke (Chapman)
  • William Jones (American)
  • Ed Smallwood (Evansville)
  • Dale Wise (Evansville)

See also[edit]