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THE TOURNAMENTS AND THE MAN WHO
Roy Terrell
January 09, 1956
Not all the best college basketball players or teams were at Madison Square Garden. But the Holiday Festival had one thing no other tournament could claim: Bill Russell
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January 09, 1956

The Tournaments And The Man Who

Not all the best college basketball players or teams were at Madison Square Garden. But the Holiday Festival had one thing no other tournament could claim: Bill Russell

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BIG SEVEN ( Kansas City)

Champion: Iowa State
Outstanding player: Gary Thompson, Iowa St.
Championship round:
Colorado 88—Oklahoma 65
Iowa State 79—Kansas State 71
Kansas 75—Cornell 58
Missouri 71—Nebraska 66
Iowa State 55—Colorado 52
Kansas 73—Missouri 56
Missouri 82—Colorado 79 (3rd place)
Iowa State 67—Kansas 56 (final)
Consolation round:
Kansas State 86—Oklahoma 64
Nebraska 70—Cornell 69
Oklahoma 71—Cornell 68 (7th place)
Kansas State 79—Nebraska 51 (5th place)

DIXIE CLASSIC ( Raleigh, N.C.)

Champion: North Carolina State
Outstanding player: Ron Shavlik, N.C. State
Championship round:
Duke 71—Wyoming 54
North Carolina 86—Villanova 63
N. C. State 59—Oregon St. 54
Wake Forest 87—Minnesota 83
North Carolina 74—Duke 64
N. C. State 70—Wake Forest 58
Duke 64—Wake Forest 52 (3rd place)
N. C. State 82—No. Carolina 60 (final)
Consolation round:
Wyoming 69—Villanova 68
Minnesota 64—Oregon State 60
Villanova 68—Ore. State 63 (7th place)
Minnesota 70—Wyoming 66 (5th place)

GATOR BOWL ( Jacksonville)

Champion: Clemson
Outstanding player: Vince Yockel, Clemson
Clemson 100—Louisiana State 95
South Carolina 85—Georgia 68
Louisiana St. 91—Georgia 86 (3rd place)
Clemson 94—South Carolina 87 (final)

HOLIDAY FESTIVAL ( New York)

Champion: San Francisco
Outstanding player: Bill Russell, USF
Championship round:
Holy Cross 87—Syracuse 74
San Francisco 79—La Salle 62
UCLA 93—St. Johns 86
Duquesne 73—Fordham 70
San Francisco 67—Holy Cross 51
UCLA 72—Duquesne 57
Holy Cross 61—Duquesne 57 (3rd place)
San Francisco 70—UCLA 53 (final)
Consolation round:
La Salle 75—Syracuse 72
St. Johns 97—Fordham 85
Syracuse 79—Fordham 61 (7th place)
La Salle 85—St. Johns 76 (5th place)

MOTOR CITY CLASSIC ( Detroit)

Champion: Brigham Young
Outstanding player: Terry Tebbs, BYU
Brigham Young 89—Toledo 70
Detroit 91—Penn State 58
Penn State 78—Toledo 66 (3rd place)
Brigham Young 99—Detroit 77 (final)

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