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NIT Tournament (12 teams)

All games at Madison Square Garden, New York

First RoundButler 94, Fordham 80
NYU 90, Denver 81
Providence 68, Manhattan 66
St. John's 75, Villanova 67
QuarterfinalsBradley 83, Butler 77
NYU 63, Oklahoma 48
Providence 75, St. Louis 72 (2 OT)
St. John's 82, St. Bonaventure 74
SemifinalsBradley 59, NYU 57
St. John's 76, Providence 55
Third PlaceNYU 71, Providence 57
ChampionshipSt. John's 76, Bradley 71 (OT)
Most Valuable PlayerTony Jackson, St. John's

NCAA Tournament (23 teams)1959 College Basketball RecapPlayer of the Year