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1955-56 Temple Owls Schedule and Results

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Overall: 27-4, .871 W-L% (9th of 166) (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Harry Litwack (27-4)

PS/G: 76.9 (53rd of 166) ▪ PA/G: 66.2 (22nd of 166)
SRS: 9.26 (29th of 166) ▪ SOS: -1.49 (101st of 166)

NCAA Tournament:
Won East First Round (74-72) versus Holy Cross
Won East Regional Semifinal (65-59) versus Connecticut
Won East Regional Final (60-58) versus Canisius
Lost National Semifinal (83-76) versus Iowa
Won National Third Place (90-81) versus Southern Methodist

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AP Poll Summary

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
- 11 12 17 16 10 8 6 7 9 9 10 14 13 15

Schedules prior to the 1996-97 season may be missing games vs. non-Division I opponents.

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
1 Sat, Dec 10, 1955 REG @ Kentucky SEC W 73 61 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Dec 17, 1955 REG Princeton Ivy W 83 80 2 0 W 2
3 Tue, Dec 20, 1955 REG N Pennsylvania Ivy W 93 72 3 0 W 3
4 Wed, Jan 4, 1956 REG @ Lehigh Ind W 81 48 4 0 W 4
5 Wed, Jan 11, 1956 REG N Villanova Ind W 80 73 5 0 W 5
6 Sat, Jan 14, 1956 REG Manhattan Metro NY W 91 79 6 0 W 6
7 Sat, Jan 21, 1956 REG Lehigh Ind W 72 44 7 0 W 7
8 Sat, Jan 28, 1956 REG @ Navy Ind W 93 74 8 0 W 8
9 Wed, Feb 1, 1956 REG @ Muhlenburg Ind L 66 67 8 1 L 1
10 Sat, Feb 4, 1956 REG @ Saint Francis (PA) Ind W 103 68 9 1 W 1
11 Mon, Feb 6, 1956 REG @ Duquesne Ind W 63 48 10 1 W 2
12 Wed, Feb 8, 1956 REG Bucknell Ind W 88 50 11 1 W 3
13 Fri, Feb 10, 1956 REG Penn State Ind W 77 58 12 1 W 4
14 Wed, Feb 15, 1956 REG N La Salle Ind W 60 57 13 1 W 5
15 Sat, Feb 18, 1956 REG @ Lafayette Ind W 66 65 14 1 W 6
16 Wed, Feb 22, 1956 REG N Saint Joseph's Ind L 68 77 14 2 L 1
17 Sat, Feb 25, 1956 REG Duquesne Ind L 64 66 14 3 L 2
18 Wed, Mar 7, 1956 REG St. John's (NY) Metro NY W 71 66 15 3 W 1
19 Sat, Mar 10, 1956 REG N Saint Joseph's Ind W 89 82 16 3 W 2
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
20 Mon, Mar 12, 1956 NCAA N Holy Cross Ind W 74 72 17 3 W 3
21 Fri, Mar 16, 1956 NCAA N Connecticut Yankee W 65 59 18 3 W 4
22 Sat, Mar 17, 1956 NCAA N Canisius WNY3 W 60 58 19 3 W 5
23 Fri, Mar 23, 1956 NCAA N Iowa Big Ten L 76 83 19 4 L 1
24 Sat, Mar 24, 1956 NCAA N Southern Methodist SWC W 90 81 20 4 W 1