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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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ORANGE BOWL ( Miami Beach, Fla.)

Champion: West Virginia
Outstanding player: Chet Forte. Columbia
Championship round:
Miami 92—Yale 90
Tulane 80—NYU 72
Columbia 76—Santa Clara 73
West Virginia 78—Florida State 69
Miami 86—Tulane 75
West Virginia 70—Columbia 60
Columbia 64—Tulane 61 (3rd place)
West Virginia 83—Miami 78 (final)
Consolation round:
Yale 71—NYU 70
Santa Clara 61—Florida State 59
Florida State 85—NYU 83 (7th place)
Yale 86—Santa Clara 67 (5th place)

RICHMOND INVITATIONAL ( Richmond)

Champion: Cincinnati
Outstanding player: Dick Gaines, S. Hall
Championship round:
Cincinnati 93—Virginia 69
Richmond 96—Army 84
Seton Hall 64—Virginia Tech 60
Wm. & Mary 100—Rhode Island 96
Cincinnati 82—Seton Hall 81
Richmond 72—Wm. & Mary 60
S. Hall 80—Wm. & Mary 55 (3rd place)
Cincinnati 89—Richmond 60 (final)
Consolation round:
Army 99—Rhode Island 74
Virginia 103—Virginia Tech 85
Virginia Tech 80—RIU 59 (7th place)
Virginia 86—Army 71 (5th place)

SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE ( Houston)

Champion: Southern Methodist
Outstanding player: Temple Tucker, Rice
Championship round:
Rice 110—Texas A&M 81
So. California 72—Baylor 59
So. Methodist 67—Arkansas 62
Texas 66—Texas Christian 60
Rice 80—Texas 72
So. Methodist 70—So. California 64
Texas 71—So. California 63 (3rd place)
So. Methodist 76—Rice 73 (final)
Consolation round:
Baylor 67—Arkansas 63
Texas Christian 67—Texas A&M 59
Arkansas 80—Texas A&M (7th place)
Baylor 62—Tex. Christian 49 (5th place)

SUGAR BOWL ( New Orleans)

Champion: Notre Dame
Outstanding player: John Smyth, Notre Dame
Notre Dame 86—Alabama 80
Utah 89—Marquette 84
Alabama 77—Marquette 75 (3rd place)
Notre Dame 70—Utah 65 (final)

WINTER INVITATIONAL ( College Park, Md.)

Champion: George Washington
Outstanding player: Joe Holup, Geo. Washington
Geo. Washington 69—St. Francis (Pa.) 58
Michigan State 95—Maryland 75
Maryland 69—St. Francis 56 (3rd place)
Geo. Washington 65—Mich. St. 62 (final)

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