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1961 NCAA Tournament

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National Champion: Cincinnati
Final Four: Cincinnati, Ohio State, St. Joseph's and Utah
Most Outstanding Player: Jerry Lucas

Number of Schools: 24

NCAA Brackets: EastMideastMidwestWestFinal Four

Click point total for box score, if available.

East Regional

St. Joseph's

Charlotte, NC
St. Joseph's 72

St. Joseph's 96

St. Joseph's



New York, NY
Princeton 84

Princeton 67

George Washington 67


New York, NY
St. Bonaventure 86

St. Bonaventure 73

Charlotte, NC
Wake Forest 86

Rhode Island 76


New York, NY
Wake Forest 97

Charlotte, NC
Wake Forest 78

St. John's (NY) 74

East Third Place
St. Bonaventure 85, Princeton 67