1959 National Invitation Tournament

The 1959 National Invitation Tournament was the 1959 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

1959 National Invitation Tournament
Teams12
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsSt. Johns Redmen (3rd title)
Runner-upBradley Braves (3rd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachJoe Lapchick (2nd title)
MVPTony Jackson (St. John's)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1958 1960»

Selected teamsEdit

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

Team Conference Overall record Appearance Last bid
Bradley Missouri Valley 23–3 8th 1958
Butler Independent 18–8 2nd 1958
Denver Skyline 14–9 1st Never
Fordham Metro New York 17–7 3rd 1958
Manhattan Metro New York 14–6 7th 1957
NYU Metro New York 12–7 5th 1952
Oklahoma City Independent 20–6 1st Never
Providence Independent 18–5 1st Never
St. Bonaventure Independent 20–2 5th 1958
St. John's Metro New York 16–6 14th 1958
Saint Louis Missouri Valley 20–5 8th 1956
Villanova Independent 18–6 1st Never

BracketEdit

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
Butler 94  
Fordham 80  
  Butler 77  
    Bradley 83  
     
       
  Bradley 59  
  NYU 57  
       
       
  Oklahoma City 48
    NYU '63  
NYU 90
Denver 81  
  Bradley 71
  St. John's 76
Providence 68  
Manhattan 66  
  Providence 75
    Saint Louis 72  
     
       
  Providence 55
  St. John's 76  
       
       
  St. Bonaventure 74
    St. John's 82  
St. Johns 75
Villanova 67  
Third place game
   
NYU 71
Providence 57

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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