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This was the first tournament in which there were four distinct regions.

Final Four

Logo School
Champion
West
USanFrancisco San Francisco Dons
Runner-up
Mideast
University of Iowa Iowa Hawkeyes
Third Place
East
Temple Temple Owls
Fourth PlaceMidwest SMU SMU Mustangs

Most Outstanding Player

Hal Lear, Temple

East Region

Quarterfinals

Manhattan 84-75 UConn
Temple 74-72 Holy Cross
Dartmouth 61-59 (OT) West Virginia
Canisius 79-78 (4OT) NC State

Semifinals

UConn 59-65 Temple
Dartmouth 58-66 Canisius

Final

Temple 60-58 Canisius

Mideast Region

Quarterfinals

Morehead State 107-92 Marshall
Wayne State 72-63 DePaul

Semifinals

Morehead State 83-97 Iowa
Wayne State 64-84 Kentucky

Final

Iowa 89-77 Kentucky

Midwest Region

Quarterfinals

SMU 68-67 Texas Tech
Oklahoma City 97-81 Memphis State

Semifinals

Houston 74-89 SMU
Kansas State 93-97 Oklahoma City

Final

Iowa 84-63 Oklahoma City

West Region

Quarterfinal

Seattle 68-66 Idaho State

Semifinals

Utah 81-72 Seattle
UCLA 61-72 San Francisco

Final

Utah 77-92 San Francisco

National Semifinals

Temple 76-83 Iowa
SMU 68-86 San Francisco

Championship Game

Iowa 71-83 San Francisco


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