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NIT Tournament (12 teams)

All games at Madison Square Garden, New York

First RoundSt. Louis 58, Miami-FL 56
Holy Cross 86, Detroit 82
Temple 79, Army 66
Providence 73, DePaul 67
QuarterfinalsSt. Louis 59, Colorado St. 53
Holy Cross 81, Memphis St. 69
Dayton 62, Temple 60
Providence 71, Niagara 68
SemifinalsSt. Louis 67, Dayton 60
Providence 90, Holy Cross 83 (OT)
Third PlaceHoly Cross 85, Dayton 67
ChampionshipProvidence 62, St. Louis 59
Most Valuable PlayerVin Ernst, Providence

NCAA Tournament (24 teams)1961 College Basketball RecapPlayer of the Year