Post Season Basketball Records for the

C.C.N.Y.

Beavers

(College of the City of New York, City College of New York)

“The Lavender”

  1920
     Post-Season game,  at 22nd Regiment Armory:
3/6  N.Y.U Frosh 20 - C.C.N.Y. Frosh 17 O.T.
        N.Y.U. 39 - C.C.N.Y. 21  ~10,000 (record New York attendance at time)


  1931
     Annual Unemployment Benefit Carnival, at Madison Square Garden
1/19 St. John's 17 - C.C.N.Y. 9 15,000  (others: Columbia 26 - Fordham 18; Manhattan 16 - N.Y.U. 14)


  1931-32
     Annual Unemployment Benefit Carnival, at Madison Square Garden
12/31 C.C.N.Y. 23 - Fordham 11 14,500  (others: Columbia 22 - N.Y.U. 17; St. John's 16 - Manhattan 6)

     Benefit game,  at Rockland Palace (280 West 155th):
3/5  C.C.N.Y. 43 - Howard University 26  1,500  (High scorer: Moe Spahn, 14 points.) 41-20?
          [Charity game for the Gibson Fund of Harlem & the Washington Community Chest.] [1st g.: Bronx YMCA 23-19 135th St. YMCA Seniors]

     Exhibition Doubleheader,  at Rockland Palace
3/12 Bill Webb's CCNY All-Stars 27 - George Gregory Harlem All-Stars 24 [1st g.: YMCA Seniors W-L NYU Physical Education]


  1933
     Annual Unemployment Benefit Carnival,  at Madison Square Garden
2/22 CCNY 37 - George Washington 26  (eve.) 15,000  (others: St. John's 35 - Fordham 20; N.Y.U. 35 - Carnegie Tech 31)

  Nat Holman, Original Celtic and CCNY coach arranged an “experimental basketball game”, a demonstration game, which eliminated the center tap-off, the center-jump after every score.
   A College All-Stars team was formed of players from C.C.N.Y. and St. John's
     Center-tap Elimination Experimental Game,  at the 92nd Street Y.M.H.A.
4/2  92nd Street Y.M.H.A. 28 - C.C.N.Y & St. John's All-Stars 25

  1934
     Post-Season game,  at Madison Square Garden
          [game for 3/20 or 3/21 versus Notre Dame called off..]


  1936
     Olympic Trials,  at Madison Square Garden
          [The players vote against participating in the Division 1 Olympic Eliminations in protest against Olympics taking place in Berlin.]

  1937
     Metropolitan A.A.U. Championships,  at the Hippodrome, New York City
       First Round:
2/28 C.C.N.Y. 38 - Fort Jay Hawks (Governor's Is.) 20  (g. 1: Union Temple 30 - Printer's Devils of Staten Island 25; 2nd-Ohrbach A.A. 33 - Nizolck Homemakers of Hudson County 29; 3rd- L.I.U. A.A. 47 - Frank Effert A.A. 25]
       Quarter-final:
3/2  C.C.N.Y. 26 - Ohrbach A.A. 22  (other g.-Brooklyn Col. 39 - 26 Yonkers Gaels 26; Union Temple 41 - Goddard 30)
       Semi-final
3/7  C.C.N.Y. 33 - Brooklyn College 22  (other semi: L.I.U. A.A. 28 - Union Temple 23)
       Championship game:
3/8  Long Island University A.A. 28 - C.C.N.Y. 23 O.T.  1,200  (Consol.- Union Temple 40 - Brooklyn Col. 22)


     Special Post-Season demonstration game,  at Madison Square Garden
          [Most of this game played without center tap after every score and with modified 3-second rule as demonstration.]
3/10 N.Y.U. Frosh 32 - C.C.N.Y. J.V. 28  (aft.)   (eve. doubleheader: NYU 38 - CCNY 32; St. Francis 24 - St. John's 22  7,500)

  1939
     German Refugee Fund Benefit Game,  at Manhattan Center
1/29 C.C.N.Y. 48 - C.C.N.Y. Alumni 21 5,000

  1941
     National Invitation Tournament,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/18 C.C.N.Y. 64 - Virginia 35  15,751  (other g.- Ohio 55 - Duquesne 40)
       Semi-final:
3/22 Ohio 45 - C.C.N.Y. 43  18,357  (other semi: L.I.U. 49 - Seton Hall 26)
          [At this time a team could request a game be played in quarters rather than halves. C.C.N.Y. coach Holman requested quarters. C.C.N.Y. had a break-away lay-up disallowed at the end of the first quarter although no whistle had blown. But rules were rules. C.C.N.Y. lost by 2 points.]
       Consolation game:
3/24 C.C.N.Y. 42 - Seton Hall 27  18,377  (Final: L.I.U. 56 - Ohio 42)

  1942
     N.I.T.,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/19 Western Kentucky 49 - C.C.N.Y. 46  17,860  (Other g.- Toledo 82 - Rhode Island State 71)

     Army Emergency Relief Benefit game,  at Madison Square Garden
3/28 C.C.N.Y. 42 - L.I.U. 34  16,251  (1st g.- U. S. Army 2nd Corp 59 - N.I.T. All-Tournament team 57)
          [Above game also for Metropolitan basketball championship. C.C.N.Y.'s Red Holtzman was presented with award for best player of the year in New York City area.]

  1947
     N. C. A. A. Tournament
       District 2 Playoff,  at Troy (N.Y.) Armory
       (First Round):
3/14 C.C.N.Y. 61 - Syracuse 59  5,000
       Eastern Regionals,  at Madison Square Garden
       Regional Semi-final:
3/20 C.C.N.Y. 70 - Wisconsin 56  18,473  (1st g.- Holy Cross 55 - Navy 47)
       Regional Championship:
3/22 Holy Cross 60- C.C.N.Y. 45  18,470  (Consol. g.- Wisconsin 50 - Navy 49)
       National 3rd place game,  at Madison Square Garden:
3/25 Texas 54 - C.C.N.Y. 50  18,445  (Championship g.- Holy Cross 58 - Oklahoma 47)

  1948
     Metropolitan A.A.U. Championships,  at Union Temple (17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn)
       First Round:
2/9  Hebrew Educational Society 59 - C.C.N.Y. School of Commerce “Hucksters” 55  (2nd g.- Union Temple 55 - Brooklyn Central YMCA 29)

  1949
     N.I.T.,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/12 Loyola of Chicago 62 - C.C.N.Y. 47  18,156  (1st g.- Bowling Green 77 - St. John's 64)

  1950
     Metropolitan A.A.U. Championships
       First Round, at 69th Regiment Armory  (Lexington Ave. & 23rd St.):
2/26 Union Temple 60 - C.C.N.Y. School of Commerce 39  (&- Hofstra AA 65 - Carlton YMCA 48; LIU Frosh 71 - Grand St. Boys 40; Lady of Angel 62 - Iona Frosh 30)

     N.I.T.,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/11 C.C.N.Y. 65 - San Francisco 45  (aft.)  17,000  (other g.- Western Kentucky 79 - Niagara 72)
       Quarter-final:
3/14 C.C.N.Y. 89 - Kentucky 50  18,000  (Largest deficit loss by Kentucky to this day; 1st g.- Duquesne 49 - La Salle 47)
       Semi-final:
3/16 C.C.N.Y. 62 - Duquesne 52  18,000  (other semi: Bradley 83 - St. John's 72)
       Championship:
3/18 C.C.N.Y. 69 - Bradley 61  18,000  (Consol- St. John's 69 - Duquesne 67 O.T. )
       Champions!

     N. C. A. A.,  at Madison Square Garden
       Eastern Regional
       Semi-final (1st round):
3/23 C.C.N.Y. 56 - Ohio State 55  18,000  (2nd g.- North Carolina State 87 - Holy Cross 74)
       Regional Championship:
3/25 C.C.N.Y. 78 - North Carolina State 73  18,000  (Consol g. - Ohio State 72 - Holy cross 52)
       National Championship:
3/26 C.C.N.Y. 71 - Bradley 68  18,000  (Consol. g.- North Carolina St. 53 - Baylor 41)
       Champions!

          “Allagaroo-garoo-gara
          Allagaroo-garoo-gara
          Ee-yah -- ee-yah
          Sis boom bah - team team team!!”

     Daily Worker May Day Exhibition game,  at St. Nicholas Arena
          [Graduating C.C.N.Y. graduating seniors and alumni were to play exhibition on May Day (4/1) as a professional team, but withdrew after realizing Daily Worker, the sponsor, had communist affilitiation.]


  1951
     Pan-American Games,  at Buenos Aires, Argentina
          C.C.N.Y. invited to participate in (Feb.-Mar.) 1951 Pan-Am Games in Apr. 1950; turn down 4/6/1950. Invied were 7 players from CCNY & 7 from the AAU Phillips Oilers (who also declined invitations).

  1957
          [Note: The N.A.I.A. Tournament in Kansas City rejected District 31's recommendation for the tournament, but wouldn't reveal the school. I am thinking it may have been C.C.N.Y. due to the 1950 point shaving scandals.]
     N. C. A. A. College Division Tournament
       First round,  at Emmitsburg, Maryland:
3/4  Mount St. Mary's (Md.) 93 - C.C.N.Y. 84

  1976
     N. C. A. A. Division III Tournament
       Eastern Regional,  at Troy, N.Y. (R.P.I.)
       First round (Semi-final):
3/12 C.C.N.Y. 94 - Rochester Institute of Technology 69  (2nd g.- Plattsburgh 68 - R.P.I. 65)
       Regional championship: (S.U.N.Y. champions vs. C.U.N.Y. champions.)
3/13 Plattsburgh State 83 - C.C.N.Y. 81

  1977
     E. C. A. C. Playoffs Divisions 2-3 Playoffs (Invitational)
       Metropolitan Region New York-New Jersey Region,  at Kean College, Union, N.J.
       First round (Semi-final):
3/4  Kean College 67 - C.C.N.Y. 61  (C.C.N.Y. replace N.Y. Tech who reject invite; 1st g.- C.W. Post 71 - Pratt 67)
       Consolation game:
3/5  Pratt Institute 71 - C.C.N.Y. 67  (Championship: Kean 64 - C.W. Post 63)

  2001
     N. C. A. A. Division III Tournament
       First round,  at DuFour Center, Catholic U., Washington, D.C.:
3/1  Catholic University 82 - C.C.N.Y. 65  att: 950

  2003
     N. C. A. A. Division III Tournament
       First round,  at King's Point, N.Y.:
3/6  King's Point Merchant Marine Academy 63 - C.C.N.Y. 57

Notes:
      Nat Holman, coach 1918-1954

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