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1955-56 Independent Season Summary

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Record: 627-443, .586 W-L% (5th of 18)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Regular Season Champion: Temple

NCAA Tournament: 6 (DePaul, Holy Cross, Idaho State, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Seattle, Temple and Wayne State (MI))

Ranked in First AP Poll:(Dayton, Duquesne, Holy Cross, La Salle, Marquette and Oklahoma City)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Dayton, Holy Cross, Louisville, Oklahoma City and Temple)

Standings

Conference Overall
Rk School W L W-L% W L W-L%
Louisville  26 3 .897
TempleRF 27 4 .871
Dayton  25 4 .862
Wayne State (MI)-nm 18 3 .857
Holy Cross 22 5 .815
Seton Hall  20 5 .800
Saint Joseph's  23 6 .793
Washington (MO)  17 5 .773
Lafayette  20 7 .741
Memphis 20 7 .741
Oklahoma City 20 7 .741
Portland  20 8 .714
Cincinnati  17 7 .708
Idaho State-nm 18 8 .692
DePaul 16 8 .667
Colgate  17 9 .654
Syracuse  14 8 .636
Duquesne  17 10 .630
Seattle 18 11 .621
Butler  14 9 .609
Xavier  17 11 .607
La Salle  15 10 .600
Muhlenburg  15 10 .600
Pittsburgh  15 10 .600
Georgetown  13 11 .542
Marquette  13 11 .542
Miami (FL)  14 12 .538
Villanova  14 12 .538
Navy  10 9 .526
Creighton  11 12 .478
Gonzaga  13 15 .464
Penn State  12 14 .462
Valparaiso  12 14 .462
Army  10 13 .435
Bucknell  10 14 .417
Drake  10 14 .417
Loyola (IL)  10 14 .417
Saint Francis (PA)  10 14 .417
Loyola (LA)  10 15 .400
Lehigh  7 11 .389
Notre Dame  9 15 .375
Iona  8 14 .364
Siena  7 13 .350
Boston College  6 17 .261
Rutgers  3 15 .167

AP Poll Summary

School 12/6 12/13 12/20 12/27 1/3 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/7 2/14 2/21 2/28 3/6 Final
Dayton 7 7 4 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 4 3 3 3
Louisville       11   13 10 9 5 5 4 3 6 6 6
Oklahoma City 12 20 15 10   16 14 16 15 14 14 18 16 16 11
Holy Cross 11 10 7 14 14 11 12 11 14 13 16 17 15 12 14
Temple   11 12 17 16 10 8 6 7 9 9 10 14 13 15
Cincinnati   14       20   14   20          
Duquesne 9 6 20                        
La Salle 18                            
Marquette 14   13                        
Memphis     18   12 17 15 19 16   19        

NCAA Tournament

Regional Third Place
Seattle lost (94-70) versus UCLA (Far West Regional)

National Third Place
Temple won (90-81) versus Southern Methodist

Regional Third Place
Wayne State (MI) lost (95-84) versus Morehead State (Midwest Regional)

First Round
DePaul lost (72-63) versus Wayne State (MI) (Midwest Regional)
Holy Cross lost (74-72) versus Temple (East Regional)
Idaho State lost (68-66) versus Seattle (Far West Regional)
Memphis lost (97-81) versus Oklahoma City (West Regional)
Oklahoma City won (97-81) versus Memphis (West Regional)
Seattle won (68-66) versus Idaho State (Far West Regional)
Temple won (74-72) versus Holy Cross (East Regional)
Wayne State (MI) won (72-63) versus DePaul (Midwest Regional)

Regional Semifinal
Oklahoma City won (97-93) versus Kansas State (West Regional)
Seattle lost (81-72) versus Utah (Far West Regional)
Temple won (65-59) versus Connecticut (East Regional)
Wayne State (MI) lost (84-64) versus Kentucky (Midwest Regional)

Regional Final
Oklahoma City lost (84-63) versus Southern Methodist (West Regional)
Temple won (60-58) versus Canisius (East Regional)

National Semifinal
Temple lost (83-76) versus Iowa