1956 National Invitation Tournament

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1956 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Louisville Cardinals (1st title)
Runner-up Dayton Flyers (4th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Bernard Hickman (1st title)
MVP Charlie Tyra (Louisville)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1955 1957»

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 12 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Dayton
Duquesne
Lafayette
Louisville
Marquette
Niagara
Oklahoma A&M
St. Francis (NY)
Saint Joseph's
Saint Louis
Seton Hall
Xavier

Bracket[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
Duquesne 69  
Oklahoma A&M 61  
  Duquesne 72  
    Louisville 84  
     
       
  Louisville 89  
  Saint Joseph's 79  
       
       
  Saint Joseph's 74
    Seton Hall 65  
Seton Hall 96
Marquette 78  
  Louisville 93
  Dayton 80
St. Francis (NY) 85  
Lafayette 74  
  St. Francis (NY) 74
    Niagara 72  
     
       
  St. Francis (NY) 58
  Dayton 89  
       
       
  Dayton 72
    Xavier 68  
Xavier 84
Saint Louis 80  
Third place game
     
Saint Joseph's 93
St. Francis (NY) 82

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1950's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 8, 2009. Archived 11/7/09