1956–57 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team

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1956–57 William & Mary Indians men's basketball
Conference Southern Conference
1956–57 record 9–18 (7–11 SoCon)
Head coach Boydson Baird (5th season)
Home arena Blow Gymnasium
Seasons
1956–57 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
West Virginia 12 0   1.000     25 5   .833
Washington and Lee 10 3   .769     20 7   .741
Virginia Tech 12 5   .706     14 8   .636
Furman 7 5   .583     10 17   .370
Richmond 9 7   .563     15 11   .577
William & Mary 7 11   .389     9 18   .333
The Citadel 5 9   .357     11 14   .440
Davidson 4 8   .333     7 20   .259
George Washington 3 9   .250     3 21   .125
VMI 1 13   .071     4 22   .154
Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1957; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1956–57 William & Mary Indians men's basketball team represented the College of William & Mary in intercollegiate basketball during the 1956–57 NCAA University Division men's basketball season. Under the fifth, and final, year of head coach Boydson Baird, the team finished the season 9–18, 7–11 in the Southern Conference. This was the 52nd 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 6th place in the conference and qualified for the 1957 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, held at the Richmond Arena. However, William & Mary fell to VPI in the quarterfinals.

Program notes[edit]

  • William & Mary played two teams for the first time this season: Lafayette and Columbia.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
11/30/1956
The Citadel W 87–74  1–0 (1–0)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/1/1956*
Hampden–Sydney W 98–81  2–0
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/3/1956
The Citadel W 82–74  3–0 (2–0)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/6/1956
at Washington and Lee L 72–79  3–1 (2–1)
Doremus Gymnasium 
Lexington, VA
12/8/1956
George Washington W 89–85  4–1 (3–1)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/11/1956
at Furman L 66–69  4–2 (3–2)
Old Textile Hall 
Greenville, SC
12/15/1956*
at Villanova L 73–81  4–3
Villanova Field House 
Villanova, PA
12/27/1956*
vs. Lafayette
UR Invitational
L 72–85  4–4
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
12/28/1956*
vs. Columbia
UR Invitational
L 78–93  4–5
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
12/29/1956*
vs. Davidson
UR Invitational
W 72–63  5–5
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
1/1/1957*
at No. 12 Tennessee L 68–81  5–6
Alumni Memorial Gym 
Knoxville, TN
1/2/1957*
at No. 9 Vanderbilt L 65–80  5–7
Memorial Gymnasium 
Nashville, TN
1/5/1957
at Davidson W 80–67  6–7 (4–2)
Johnston Gym 
Davidson, NC
1/8/1957*
No. 2 North Carolina L 61–71  6–8
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1/12/1957
at Richmond L 80–67  6–9 (4–3)
Richmond Arena 
Richmond, VA
1/14/1957
vs. No. 15 West Virginia L 72–81  6–10 (4–4)
 
Norfolk, VA
1/18/1957
VPI W 72–70  7–10 (5–4)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/2/1957
Davidson L 77–86  7–11 (5–5)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/4/1957
Furman L 78–80  7–12 (5–6)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/9/1957
at George Washington L 77–79  7–13 (5–7)
Uline Arena 
Washington, DC
12/14/1957
VMI W 83–66  8–13 (6–7)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
12/16/1957
at VPI L 83–94  8–14 (6–8)
War Memorial Gymnasium 
Blacksburg, VA
12/18/1957
at VMI W 65–58  9–14 (7–8)
Cormack Field House 
Lexington, VA
12/22/1957
Washington and Lee L 58–80  9–15 (7–9)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
2/25/1957
at West Virginia L 57–80  9–16 (7–10)
WVU Field House 
Morgantown, WV
3/2/1957
Richmond L 73–82  9–17 (7–11)
Blow Gymnasium 
Williamsburg, VA
1957 Southern Conference Basketball Tournament
3/7/1957
vs. (3) VPI
Quarterfinals
L 56–64  9–18
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 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "William & Mary Tribe Men's Basketball Year-by-Year Records" (PDF). Year-by-year records. College of William & Mary. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-10. Retrieved February 20, 2015.