1951 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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1951 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 8
Site Reynolds Coliseum
Raleigh, NC
Champions North Carolina State (6th title)
Winning coach Everett Case (5th title)
← 1950
1952 →
1950–51 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North Carolina State 13 1   .929     30 7   .811
West Virginia 9 3   .750     18 9   .667
Clemson 9 4   .692     11 7   .611
William & Mary 13 6   .684     20 11   .645
Duke 13 6   .684     20 13   .606
Virginia Tech 9 5   .643     19 10   .655
South Carolina 12 7   .632     13 12   .520
Maryland 11 8   .579     15 10   .600
North Carolina 9 8   .529     12 15   .444
Wake Forest 8 9   .471     16 14   .533
George Washington 8 9   .471     12 12   .500
Richmond 5 10   .333     7 14   .333
Washington and Lee 5 13   .278     8 17   .320
VMI 3 11   .214     3 18   .143
Davidson 5 15   .250     7 19   .269
The Citadel 2 7   .222     6 11   .353
Furman 1 13   .071     3 20   .130
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1951; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament took place from March 6–8, 1951 at the Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh, North Carolina. The North Carolina State Wolfpack, led by head coach Everett Case, won their sixth Southern Conference title and received the automatic berth to the 1951 NCAA Tournament.[1]

Format[edit]

The top eight finishers of the conference's seventeen members were eligible for the tournament. Teams were seeded based on conference winning percentage, the tournament used a preset bracket consisting of three rounds.

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
March 6
Semifinals
March 7
Finals
March 8
         
1 NC State 83
7 South Carolina 53
1 NC State 54
8 Maryland 45
3 Clemson 48
8 Maryland 50
1 NC State 67
5 Duke 63
5 Duke 64
6 Virginia Tech 61
4 William & Mary 69
5 Duke 71
2 West Virginia 67
4 William & Mary 88

* Overtime game

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