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Encyclopedia > 1959 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

The 1959 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 23 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 7, 1959, and ended with the championship game on March 21 in Louisville, Kentucky. A total of 27 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 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... Nickname: Derby City or, River City Official website: http://www. ...


California, coached by Pete Newell, won the national title with a 71-70 victory in the final game over West Virginia, coached by Fred Schaus. Jerry West of West Virginia was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley (also known as California, Cal, UCB, UC Berkeley, The University of California, or simply Berkeley) is a public, coeducational university situated east of the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, California, overlooking the Golden Gate. ... Peter F. Pete Newell (born August 3, 1915 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former college mens basketball coach. ... 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... Jerry West with the Los Angeles Lakers Jerry West was also a pseudonym used by Andrew E. Svenson. ... West Virginia University WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... 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 Charlotte, North Carolina New York City, New York
Mideast Evanston, Illinois Lexington, Kentucky
Midwest Lawrence, Kansas Portland, Oregon
West San Francisco, California Las Cruces, New Mexico
Finals Louisville, Kentucky

County Mecklenburg Flag Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area  - Total  - Water 629. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... It has been suggested that Fayette County, Kentucky be merged into this article or section. ... The Douglas County Courthouse anchors the south end of Lawrences downtown. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay Official website: http://www. ... Las Cruces is a city located in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. ... Nickname: Derby City or, River City Official website: http://www. ...

Teams

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East n/a Boston Matt Zunic Elite Eight West Virginia L 86-82
East n/a UConn Hugh Greer Round of 32 Boston L 60-58
East n/a Dartmouth Doggie Julian Round of 32 West Virginia L 82-68
East n/a Navy Ben Carnevale Regional Third Place Saint Joseph's W 70-56
East n/a North Carolina Frank McGuire Round of 32 Navy L 76-63
East n/a Saint Joseph's Jack Ramsey Regional Fourth Place Navy L 70-56
East n/a West Virginia Fred Schaus Runner Up California L 71-70
Mideast
Mideast n/a Bowling Green Harold Anderson Round of 32 Marquette L 89-71
Mideast n/a Eastern Kentucky Paul McBrayer Round of 32 Louisville L 77-63
Mideast n/a Kentucky Adolph Rupp Regional Third Place Marquette W 98-69
Mideast n/a Louisville Peck Hickman Fourth Place Cincinnati L 98-85
Mideast n/a Marquette Eddie Hickey Regional Fourth Place Kentucky L 98-69
Mideast n/a Michigan State Forddy Anderson Elite Eight Louisville L 88-81
Midwest
Midwest n/a Cincinnati George Smith Third Place Louisville W 98-85
Midwest n/a DePaul Ray Meyer Regional Fourth Place Texas Christian L 71-65
Midwest n/a Kansas State Tex Winter Elite Eight Cincinnati L 85-75
Midwest n/a Portland Al Negratti Round of 32 DePaul L 57-56
Midwest n/a Texas Christian Buster Brannon Regional Third Place DePaul W 71-65
West
West n/a California Pete Newell Champion West Virginia W 71-70
West n/a Idaho State John Grayson Regional Third Place Utah W 71-65
West n/a New Mexico State Presley Askew Round of 32 Idaho State L 62-61
West n/a St. Mary's, California James Weaver Elite Eight California L 66-46
West n/a Utah Jack Gardner Regional Fourth Place Idaho State L 71-65

(For the unrelated similarly-named Jesuit-associated university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... West Virginia University WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... University of Connecticut The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... (For the unrelated similarly-named Jesuit-associated university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... Dartmouth College is a private academic institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, in the United States. ... Alvin F. Doggie Julian (b. ... West Virginia University WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is located in Annapolis, Maryland. ... Bernard L. Carnevale (October 30, 1915 in Raritan, New Jersey) is a former college mens basketball coach. ... Saint Josephs University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... Frank Joseph McGuire (November 8, 1916 - November 11, 1994) was an American athletic coach who gained his greatest renown in collegiate basketball. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is located in Annapolis, Maryland. ... Saint Josephs University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is located in Annapolis, Maryland. ... 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... University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley (also known as California, Cal, UCB, UC Berkeley, The University of California, or simply Berkeley) is a public, coeducational university situated east of the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, California, overlooking the Golden Gate. ... Bowling Green is the name of some places in the United States of America: Bowling Green, Florida, named after the town in Kentucky. ... W. Harold Anderson (September 11, 1902 - June 13, 1967) was a college mens basketball coach. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... Eastern Kentucky University, commonly referred to as Eastern or by the acronym EKU by local residents, is an undergraduate and graduate teaching and research institution located in Richmond, Kentucky, U.S.A.. It has extension campus locations in Corbin, Danville, and Manchester. ... The University of Louisville (U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Adolph Friedrich Rupp (September 2, 1901–December 10, 1977) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American college basketball. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... The University of Louisville (U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky. ... McMicken Hall on the main campus. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... Edgar S. Eddie Hickey (b. ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... The University of Louisville (U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky. ... McMicken Hall on the main campus. ... The name George Smith refers to a number of people: George Smith, former valet and footman to Charles, Prince of Wales George Smith, Victorian Assyriologist George Smith, founder of the Glenlivet Distillery in Ballindalloch, Scotland George Smith southeast London architect George Smith, Republican representative for Pennsylvania (1809-1812) George Smith... The University of Louisville (U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky. ... 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. ... Texas Christian University (abbreviated TCU) is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ... Morice Fredrick Tex Winter (born February 25, 1922) is a successful basketball coach and innovator of the triangle offense. ... McMicken Hall on the main campus. ... The University of Portland (UP) is a private Catholic university specifically affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross, like its better known sister school, the University of Notre Dame. ... 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. ... Texas Christian University (abbreviated TCU) is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas. ... 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. ... University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley (also known as California, Cal, UCB, UC Berkeley, The University of California, or simply Berkeley) is a public, coeducational university situated east of the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, California, overlooking the Golden Gate. ... Peter F. Pete Newell (born August 3, 1915 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a former college mens basketball coach. ... West Virginia University WVU Mountaineer Mascot statue in front of the Mountainlair Student Union. ... Idaho State University is a university located in the southeastern Idaho of city of Pocatello (pop. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... New Mexico State University, or NMSU, is a land-grant university that has its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. ... Idaho State University is a university located in the southeastern Idaho of city of Pocatello (pop. ... James Baird Weaver James Baird Weaver (June 12, 1833 – February 6, 1912) was a United States politician and member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Iowa as a member of the Greenback Party. ... University of California, Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley (also known as California, Cal, UCB, UC Berkeley, The University of California, or simply Berkeley) is a public, coeducational university situated east of the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, California, overlooking the Golden Gate. ... 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. ... Idaho State University is a university located in the southeastern Idaho of city of Pocatello (pop. ...

Bracket

 St Josephs 92  West Virginia 82  West Virginia 95  West Virginia 86 Dartmouth 68 EAST REGION West Virginia  Boston U 60 Connecticut 58  Boston U 62 Boston U 82  Navy 76 Navy 55 North Carolina 63 
 Kentucky 61  Louisville 77  Louisville 76  Louisville 88 E Kentucky 63 MIDEAST REGION Louisville  Michigan St 74 Michigan St 81  Marquette 89 Marquette 69 Bowling Green 71 
  Kansas St 102  DePaul 57 DePaul 70 Kansas St 75 Portland 56 MIDWEST REGION Cincinnati  Cincinnati 77  Cincinnati 85 TCU 73 
  St Marys 80  Idaho St 62 Idaho St 71 St Marys 46 New Mexico St 61 WEST REGION California  California 71  California 66 Utah 53 
 FINAL FOUR  West Virginia 94 Louisville 79 West Virginia 70 Cincinnati 58  California 71  California 64 

External links

  • 1959 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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