1955–56 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team

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1955–56 William & Mary Indians men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1955–56 record 12–14 (9–7 SoCon)
Head coach Boydson Baird (4th season)
Home arena Blow Gymnasium
Seasons
1955–56 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
George Washington 10 2   .833     19 7   .731
West Virginia 10 2   .833     21 9   .700
Virginia Tech 10 7   .588     14 11   .560
Richmond 8 6   .571     16 13   .552
William & Mary 9 7   .563     12 14   .462
Furman 7 7   .500     12 16   .429
Davidson 5 7   .417     10 15   .400
Washington and Lee 5 8   .385     12 16   .429
VMI 3 11   .214     4 19   .174
The Citadel 0 10   .000     2 19   .095
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1956; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1955–56 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary in intercollegiate basketball during the 1955–56 NCAA men's basketball season. Under the fourth year of head coach Boydson Baird, the team finished the season 12–14, 9–7 in the Southern Conference, this was the 51st season of the collegiate basketball program at William & Mary, whose nickname is now the Tribe. William & Mary played its home games at Blow Gymnasium.[1]

The Indians finished in 5th place in the conference and qualified for the 1956 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, held at the Richmond Arena. However, for the second consecutive year William & Mary fell to Richmond in the quarterfinals.

Program notes[edit]

  • William & Mary played one team for the first time this season: Rhode Island.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season

George Washington L 75–81  0–1 (0–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/8/1955*
at Maryland L 51–52  0–2
Cole Field House 
College Park, MD
*
Hampden–Sydney W 76–69  1–2
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/28/1955*
vs. Rhode Island
UR Invitational
W 100–69  2–2
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
12/29/1955*
at Richmond
UR Invitational
L 60–72  2–3
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
12/30/1955*
vs. Seton Hall
UR Invitational
L 55–80  2–4
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
1/2/1956*
at Tennessee W 93–83  3–4
Alumni Memorial Gym 
Knoxville, TN
1/3/1956*
No. 4 Vanderbilt L 80–89  3–5
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA

Washington and Lee W 79–70  4–5 (1–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/9/1956
Furman W 92–81  5–5 (2–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/14/1956
at Richmond L 53–75  5–6 (2–2)
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA

at VPI W 66–57  6–6 (3–2)
War Memorial Gymnasium 
Blacksburg, VA

at VMI W 81–72  7–6 (4–2)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
1/21/1956*
at No. 3 NC State L 71–90  7–7
Reynolds Coliseum 
Raleigh, NC

at Davidson W 85–75  8–7 (5–2)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
2/4/1956
at Furman L 85–109  8–8 (5–3)
Old Textile Hall 
Greenville, SC
*
at No. 12 North Carolina L 63–115  8–9
Woollen Gymnasium 
Chapel Hill, NC

VMI W 89–78  9–9 (6–3)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/13/1956
vs. West Virginia L 90–105  9–10 (6–4)
 
Norfolk, VA

at George Washington L 69–81  9–11 (6–5)
 
Washington, DC

at Washington and Lee L 57–70  9–12 (6–6)
Doremus Gymnasium 
Lexington, VA
2/20/1956
VPI W 79–74  10–12 (7–6)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/22/1956
at West Virginia L 88–97  10–13 (7–7)
WVU Field House 
Morgantown, WV

Davidson W 77–67  11–13 (8–7)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/25/1956
Richmond W 79–77  12–13 (9–7)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1956 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament
3/1/1956
vs. (4) Richmond
Quarterfinals
L 62–79  12–14
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Source[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "William & Mary season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ "William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball Year-by-Year Records" (PDF). Year-by-year records. College of William & Mary. 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.