Post Season Basketball Records for

St. Francis College (Brooklyn)

Nickname: “Terriers”

  1933
     Annual Unemployment Benefit Carnival, at Madison Square Garden
2/22 St. Francis 19 - Long Island University 10 (aft.) 5,000 (4th game of afternoon session)
          [Not truly a post-season game. (Other games: Manhattan 38 - Villanova 22; Columbia 21 - Williams 15; Brooklyn 41 - Cathedral 18)]


  1936
     Olympic Trials
       District 1 Eliminations, at Madison Square Garden
       Semi-Final (First Round):
3/18 St. Francis 44 - Springfield College 36  7,000  (Other game: Niagara 28-22 Manhattan College)
       Final:
3/20 Niagara 30 - St. Francis 25  4,000  (1st g., Bronx P.A.L. 140lb. championship- St. Phillip Neri 20 - Rams 19)
          [Niagara heads to Semi-finals in Philadelphia.]


  1948
     European Student Relief Post-Season Doubleheader,  at Fordham University Gymnasium
3/6  Manhattan College 54 - St. Francis 50  2,000  (2nd game: St. John's 57 - 55 Iona O.T. )


  1949
     National Catholic Invitation Tournament, at Denver, Colorado
       First Round:
3/22 St. Francis 61 - St. Norbert's (Wisc.) 53
       Second Round:
3/24 St. Francis 59 - St. Thomas (St. Paul) 41
       Semi-Final:
3/25 St. Francis 69 - St. Benedict's (Kans.) 40   (Other semi: Regis (Denver) 67 - Loyola (Md.) 60)
       Championship:
3/26 Regis College (Denver) 51 - St. Francis 47  (3rd place: Loyola (Md.) 71 - St. Benedict's 70)


  1950
     National Catholic Invitation Tournament, at Albany, N.Y. (Siena College)
       [Moved from Baltimore due to Hotel segregation. St. Francis insisted their "Negro" players receive equal accomodations or they wouldn't play in tournament.]
       First Round:
3/29 St. Francis 67 - Creighton 66  (Other game: Iona 71 - St. Michael's (Vt.) 55
       Semi-Final:
3/30 St. Francis 62 - Iona (N.Y.) 61   (Other semi: Siena 75 - Loras 55)
       Championship:
4/1  Siena 57 - St. Francis 50  (3rd place: Loras 55 - Iona 52)


  1951
     National Catholic Invitation Tournament, at Albany, N.Y. (Siena College)
       First Round:
3/13 St. Francis 74 - Spring Hill (Ala.) 65(aft.)
       Quarter-Final:
3/15 St. Francis 65 - Loras 63  [Note: Jack Rohan a player on Loras]  (other game: Mt. St. Mary's (Md.) 83 - St. Francis (Pa.) 74)
       Semi-Final:
3/16 St. Francis 84 - LeMoyne (Syracuse) 66  (Other Semi: Seattle 102 - Mt. St. Mary's 85)
       Championship:
3/17 St. Francis 93 - Seattle Univ. 79  (3rd place: LeMoyne 63 - Mt. St. Mary's 61)
       Champions!


  1952
     National Catholic Invitation Tournament, at Troy, N.Y.
       First Round:
         St. Francis bye
       Quarter-Final:
3/18 St. Francis 75 - LeMoyne 61  4,000   (2nd game: Siena 79 - Scranton 57)
       Semi-Final:
3/21 Marquette 79 - St. Francis 57  4,000  (Other semi: St. Francis (Pa.) 54 - Siena 51)
       Consolation game:
3/22 Siena 64 - St. Francis 50  5,000  (Championship: Marquette 76 - St. Francis (Pa.) 54)


  1954
     National Invitation Tournament, Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/6  St. Francis 60 - Louisville 55  16,259  (2nd game: Dayton 90 - Manhattan 79)
       Quarter-Final:
3/9  Holy Cross 93 - St. Francis 69  14,237  (1st game: Duquesne 69 - St. Francis (Pa.) 63)


  1955
     N.A.I.A. District 31 Playoffs, at Dickinson HS Gymnasium, Jersey City
       Semi-Final (First Round):
2/28 St. Francis 63 - St. Peter's (Jersey City) 55   (other game: Panzer 72-64 Iona)
       Championship:
3/3  St. Francis 80 - Panzer College 70  
     N.A.I.A. Tournament, at Kansas City Kemper Arena
       First Round:
3/8  Quincy College 84 - St. Francis 82


  1956
     National Invitation Tournament, Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/17 St. Francis 85 - Lafayette 74  (aft.) 10,058  (2nd game: Duquesne 69 - Oklahoma A & M 61)
       Quarter-Final:
3/19 St. Francis 74 - Niagara 72 O.T.  6,000  (2nd game: Louisville 84 - Duquesne 72)
       Semi-Final:
3/22 Dayton 89 - St. Francis 58  16,125  (1st Semi: Louisville 89 - St. Joseph's (Pa.) 79)
       Consolation game:
3/24 St. Joseph's (Pa.) 93 - St. Francis 82  16,793  (Championship: Louisville 93 - Dayton 80)


  1963
     National Invitation Tournament, Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/16 Miami (Fla.) 71 - St. Francis 70  (aft.) 10,237  (1st game: St. Louis 62 - La Salle 61)

Notes:
•St. Francis Academy (Brooklyn) founded 1858
•St. Francis College (Brooklyn) 1883
•St. Francis (New York) 1957

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