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1956-57 Basketball Results

Gopher Basketball 1956-57 Season

  • Head Coach: O.B. Cowles (9th season)
  • Overall Record: 14-8
  • Conference Record: 9-5
  • Notes: The Queen City Tournament took place in Buffalo, New York.

1956-57 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
12/01/1956 Vanderbilt W 63-60
12/06/1956 @ Rice L 74-79
12/08/1956 @ Southern Methodist L 84-91
12/20/1956 Kansas State W 80-72
12/22/1956 Loyola (IL) W 84-61
12/27/1956 Queen City Tournament
vs. Xavier (OH)
W 83-76
12/29/1956 Queen City Tournament
vs. Canisius
L 75-84
01/05/1957 Illinois W 91-88
01/12/1957 @ Iowa L 66-89
01/14/1957 @ Ohio State L 73-85
01/19/1957 @ Northwestern W 73-62
01/21/1957 Marquette W 99-78
01/26/1957 Michigan State L 59-72
02/02/1957 Michigan W 89-79
02/09/1957 @ Michigan W 82-62
02/11/1957 @ Indiana L 72-91
02/16/1957 Purdue W 74-61
02/18/1957 Wisconsin W 85-53
02/23/1957 @ Michigan State L 65-70
02/25/1957 Iowa W 102-81
03/02/1957 @ Illinois W 86-75
03/04/1957 Ohio State W 76-69

1956-57 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Indiana 10-4 14-8
Michigan State 10-4 16-10
Minnesota 9-5 14-8
Ohio State 9-5 14-8
Purdue 8-6 15-7
Michigan 8-6 13-9
Illinois 7-7 14-8
Iowa 4-10 8-14
Wisconsin 3-11 5-17
Northwestern 2-12 6-16

1956-57 Final AP Poll

Team
1 North Carolina
2 Kansas
3 Kentucky
4 Southern Methodist
5 Seattle
6 Louisville
7 West Virginia
8 Vanderbilt
9 Oklahoma City
10 St. Louis
11 Michigan State
12 Memphis State
13 California
14 UCLA
15 Mississippi State
16 Idaho State
17 Notre Dame
18 Wake Forest
19 Canisius
19 Oklahoma State

1956-57 Final United Press Poll

Team
1 North Carolina
2 Kansas
3 Kentucky
4 Southern Methodist
5 Seattle
6 California
7 Michigan State
8 Louisville
9 UCLA
9 St. Louis
11 West Virginia
12 Dayton
13 Bradley
14 Brigham Young
15 Indiana
16 Vanderbilt
16 Xavier (OH)
16 Oklahoma City
19 Notre Dame
20 Kansas State

Final Four

Semifinals

North Carolina 74, Michigan State 70 (3OT)
Kansas 80, San Francisco 56

Finals

North Carolina 54, Kansas 53 (3OT)