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Encyclopedia > 1956 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

The 1956 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 25 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 12, 1956, and ended with the championship game on March 24 in Evanston, Illinois. A total of 29 games were played. A single-elimination tournament, also called a knockout or sudden death tournament, is a type of tournament where the loser of each match is immediately eliminated from winning the championship or first prize in the event. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... College basketball refers to the American basketball league organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. History The game of basketball was devised by James Naismith in 1892. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... Incorporated City in 1872. ...


San Francisco, coached by Phil Woolpert, won the national title with a 83-71 victory in the final game over Iowa, coached by Bucky O'Connor. Hal Lear of Temple was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. The University of San Francisco (often abbreviated USF) is a private, coeducational Jesuit university in the United States. ... Phil Woolpert (December 15, 1915 - May 7, 1987) is an American college basketball coach. ... The University of Iowa is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... At the conclusion of the NCAA mens and womens Division I basketball championships (the Final Four tournaments), the Associated Press selects a Most Outstanding Player. ...

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Locations

Region Site Other Locations
East Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New York City, New York
Far West Corvallis, Oregon Seattle, Washington
Midwest Iowa City, Iowa Fort Wayne, Indiana
West Lawrence, Kansas Wichita, Kansas
Finals Evanston, Illinois

Nickname: City of Brotherly Love Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Official website: http://www. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Benton County Courthouse Corvallis (IPA: ) is a city located in central western Oregon, USA. Originally called Marysville, (probably for the nearby Marys River), the legislative assembly changed the citys name to Corvallis in 1853, from the Latin phrase cor vallis, meaning heart of the valley. ... This article is about the city. ... Old Capitol Building in February 2005 Iowa City is a city located in Johnson County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 62,220, making it the sixth largest city in Iowa. ... Nickname: The Summit City Motto: Official website: City of Fort Wayne Location Location in the state of Indiana, USA Government County Allen Mayor Graham Richard (D) Geographical characteristics Area Total 204. ... The Douglas County Courthouse anchors the south end of Lawrences downtown. ... Nickname: Air Capital Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ...

Teams

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East n/a Canisius Joseph Curran Elite Eight Temple L 60-58
East n/a UConn Hugh Greer Regional Fourth Place Dartmouth L 85-64
East n/a Dartmouth Doggie Julian Regional Third Place UConn W 85-64
East n/a Holy Cross Roy Leenig Round of 32 Temple L 74-72
East n/a Manhattan Ken Norton Round of 32 UConn L 84-75
East n/a North Carolina State Everett Case Round of 32 Canisius L 79-78
East n/a Temple Harry Litwack Third Place SMU W 90-81
East n/a West Virginia Fred Schaus Round of 32 Dartmouth L 61-59
Far West
Far West n/a Idaho State Steve Belko Round of 32 Seattle L 68-66
Far West n/a San Francisco Phil Woolpert Champion Iowa W 83-71
Far West n/a Seattle Al Brightman Regional Fourth Place UCLA L 94-70
Far West n/a UCLA John Wooden Regional Third Place Seattle W 94-70
Far West n/a Utah Jack Gardner Elite Eight San Francisco L 92-77
Midwest
Midwest n/a DePaul Ray Meyer Round of 32 Wayne State, Michigan L 72-63
Midwest n/a Iowa Bucky O'Connor Runner Up San Francisco L 83-71
Midwest n/a Kentucky Adolph Rupp Elite Eight Iowa L 89-77
Midwest n/a Marshall Jule Rivlin Round of 32 Morehead State L 107-92
Midwest n/a Morehead State Robert Laughlin Regional Third Place Wayne State, Michigan W 95-84
Midwest n/a Wayne State, Michigan Joel Mason Regional Fourth Place Morehead State L 95-84
West
West n/a Houston Alden Pasche Regional Fourth Place Kansas State L 89-70
West n/a Kansas State Tex Winter Regional Third Place Houston W 89-70
West n/a Memphis Eugene Lambert Round of 32 Oklahoma City L 97-81
West n/a Oklahoma City Abe Lemons Elite Eight SMU L 84-63
West n/a SMU Doc Hayes Fourth Place Temple L 90-81
West n/a Texas Tech Polk Robison Round of 32 SMU L 68-67

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Manhattan College is a Catholic college in the Lasallian tradition in New York City. ... Kenneth Howard Norton was a heavyweight boxer from Jacksonville, Illinois. ... University of Connecticut The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a public, coeducational, research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. Also known as NC State, the university is the principal technological institute of the University of North Carolina. ... Everett Case (June 21, 1900 - April 30, 1966), nicknamed Old Gray Fox was an American college basketball coach. ... The Canisius College logo was unveiled in May 2000. ... Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Harry Litwack (b. ... Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a private, coeducational Methodist-affiliated university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ... West Virginia University WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... Fred Schaus (born June 30, 1925 in Newark, Ohio) was a basketball star, coach and athletic director for the West Virginia University Mountaineers, player for the NBAs Fort Wayne Pistons and New York Knicks, GM and coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, coach of Purdue University basketball, and was... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Idaho State University is a university located in the southeastern Idaho of city of Pocatello (pop. ... Seattle University is a private, co-educational Jesuit Catholic university in the United States. ... The University of San Francisco (often abbreviated USF) is a private, coeducational Jesuit university in the United States. ... Phil Woolpert (December 15, 1915 - May 7, 1987) is an American college basketball coach. ... The University of Iowa is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... Seattle University is a private, co-educational Jesuit Catholic university in the United States. ... University of California, Los Angeles The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university located in the residential area of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... University of California, Los Angeles The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university located in the residential area of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... Johnathan Wooden on UCLA sideline with game program John Robert Wooden (born October 14, 1910, in Hall, Indiana) is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (Class of 1961) and a coach (Class of 1973). ... Seattle University is a private, co-educational Jesuit Catholic university in the United States. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... There are different people named Jack Gardner: Jack Gardner, a college basketball coach. ... The University of San Francisco (often abbreviated USF) is a private, coeducational Jesuit university in the United States. ... DePaul University   DePaul University is a private university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from a 17th century French priest, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... Raymond J. Ray Meyer (born December 18, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois) is former college mens basketball coach. ... The University of Iowa is a major national research university located on a 1,900-acre campus in Iowa City, Iowa, USA, on the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... 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Partial view of the University of Houston campus looking northwest to Downtown Houston The University of Houston, often called U of H or UH, is a comprehensive doctoral degree-granting university[1] located in Houston, Texas. ... The University of Memphis was founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1912 as the West Tennessee Normal School. ... Eugene Lambert is a puppeter, owner of the Lambert Puppet Theatre in Monkstown Co. ... Oklahoma City University is a large private university located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ... Oklahoma City University is a large private university located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ... Abe Lemons Abe Lemons (November 21, 1922 - September 2, 2002) was one of the most successful head basketball coaches in Oklahoma history. ... Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a private, coeducational Methodist-affiliated university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ... Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a private, coeducational Methodist-affiliated university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ... Temple University is a university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Texas Tech University is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Lubbock, Texas, established in 1923 originally as Texas Technological College. ... Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a private, coeducational Methodist-affiliated university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ...

Bracket

  Connecticut 84 Manhattan 75 Connecticut 59  Temple 74  Temple 65  Temple 60 Holy Cross 72 EAST REGION Temple  Dartmouth 61 West Virginia 59 Dartmouth 58 Canisius 58  Canisius 79  Canisius 66 N.C. State 78 
  Iowa 97  Morehead St 107 Morehead St 83  Iowa 89 Marshall 92 MIDEAST REGION Iowa  Kentucky 84 Kentucky 77  Wayne St-MI 72 Wayne St-MI 64 DePaul 63 
 Houston 74  SMU 68  SMU 89  SMU 84 Texas Tech 67 MIDWEST REGION SMU Kansas St 93 Oklahoma City 63  Oklahoma City 97  Oklahoma City 97 Memphis St 81 
  Utah 81  Seattle 68 Seattle 72 Utah 77 Idaho St 66 WEST REGION San Francisco  San Francisco 72  San Francisco 92 UCLA 61 
 FINAL FOUR Temple 76  Iowa 83 Iowa 71 SMU 68  San Francisco 83  San Francisco 86 

External links

  • 1956 NCAA Basketball Tournament on Shrp Sports (source for the bracket)
  • HoopsTournament.Net, source for much of the information on this page.


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