Post Season Men's Basketball Records for the

New York University

Violet

( For N.Y.U. women's team post-season records go to: NYU Lady Violets )

Team photo of 1920 N.Y.U. Violet A.A.U. Basketball Champions.
1920 A.A.U. National Champions - New York University.

  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)

     National Intercollegiate Championships
          [University of Pennsylvania refuse to play N.Y.U., so Violet not invited.]
          [The N.C.A.A. & A.A.U. champs met 2/2/1921 at Weightan Hill, Philadelphia: Penn 24 - N.Y.U. 11.]

     National A.A.U. Championships,  at Atlanta, Georgia
       First Round:
3/10 N.Y.U. 86 - Houston Y.M.C.A. 21  
  (7 other games, incl.: Crescent AC (Brooklyn) 45 - Northern Paper Mills (Green Bay) 30; Rutgers 36 - Georgia 33; Utah 61 - Charlotte Y 20)

       Quarter-Final:
3/11 N.Y.U. 35 - Los Angeles A.C. 22  (L.A. A.C. were 1919 champs)
  (Other quarters include: Rutgers 35 - Utah 32; K.C. AC 27 - Crescent AC 19)
       Semi-Final:
3/12 N.Y.U. 45 - Kansas City A.C. 22  (Others semi: Rutgers 33 - Young Men's Order of Detroit 17)
       Championship:
3/13 N.Y.U. 46 - Rutgers 24  (Consolation game: KCAC 40 - YMO of Detroit 35)
       Champions!
          [N.Y.U.'s Howard Cann awarded Tournament Best Individual Player was N.Y.U coach 1923 to 1958.]


  1929
     French Hospital Building Fund Benefit game,  at 7th Regiment Armory
2/9 N.Y.U. 32 - Georgetown 31 O.T.  1,500
          [Not really a post-season game; part of N.Y.U. Winter Carnival.]


  1930
     Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament (charity),  at Madison Square Garden
4/2  [N.Y.U., Syracuse, St. John's & Columbia invited. Did not occur.]


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


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

     Exhibition Doubleheader,  at Rockland Palace
3/12 N.Y.U. Physical Education L - 135th St. Y.M.C.A. Seniors  [2nd g.: CCNY All-Stars 27-24 Harlem All-Stars]


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


  1934
     Post-season game,  at Madison Square Garden
          [Undefeated N.Y.U. players petition to play post-season game against Notre Dame 3/20 or 3/21 at M.S.G.; N.Y.U.'s Board of Athletic Control disallows the game.]

     National A. A. U. Championships,  at Denver, Colorado
          [N.Y.U. refuses invitation to A.A.U. tournament.]


  1935  (19-1)
     National Intercollegiate Champions  as picked by the Helms Foundation
       National Champions!

     National A. A. U. Championships,  at Denver, Colorado
          [N.Y.U. not permitted to accept invitation to A.A.U. tournament,  beg. 3/18.]


  1936
     Olympic Trials,  at Madison Square Garden
          [N.Y.U. players decline invitation to play in District 1 Olympic Trials/Eliminations in protest against Berlin Olympics.]


  1937
     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 JV 28  (aft.);evening doubleheader: NYU 38 - CCNY 32; St. Francis 24 - St. John's 22  7,500.


  1938
     National Invitation Tournament,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/9  N.Y.U. 39 - Long Island University 37  13,829  (other g.- Temple 55 - Bradley 40)
       Semi Final:
3/14 Colorado 48 - N.Y.U. 47  12,000  (other g.- Temple 56 - Oklahoma A&M 44)
       Consolation game:
3/16 Oklahoma A&M 37 - N.Y.U. 24  14,497  (Final: Temple 60 - Colorado 36)
          [Note: Colorado players include Whizzer White & Swisher Schwartz.]


  1939
          [Though not in a post-season tournament this year, N.Y.U. concluded their season with a unique-for-the-times Western Swing, and I include these results here:]
3/11  at Notre Dame- Notre Dame 46 - N.Y.U. 42  5,500
3/13  at Peoria, Illinois- Bradley Tech 61 - N.Y.U. 52  5,300



  1940
     N. I. T.,  at Madison Square Garden
     N. C. A. A.,  (Eastern Regional at Indianapolis; Final Four at Kansas City.)
          [N.Y.U.'s Athletic Board bars N.Y.U. team (18-1) from post-season play, citing “strenuous schedule.” N.I.T. invite and probable N.C.A.A. invite thus turned down.]


  1943
     N. C. A. A. Tournament
       Eastern Regional,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/24 Georgetown 55 - N.Y.U. 36  16,491  (other g.- De Paul 46 - Dartmouth 35)
       Consolation game:
3/25 Dartmouth 51 - N.Y.U. 49  14,085  (Reg. final: Georgetown 53 - De Paul 49)


  1945
     Post-season scrimmage game:
3/16 N.Y.U. vs. New York District Coast Guard

     N. C. A. A. Tournament,  at Madison Square Garden
       Eastern Regional
       First Round:
3/22 N.Y.U. 59 - Tufts 44  15,584  (2nd g.- Ohio State 45 - Kentucky 37)
       Regional Championship:
3/24 N.Y.U. 70 - Ohio State 65 O.T.  18,161  (Consol. g.- Kentucky 66 - Tufts 56)
          [Ohio State had the lead in the final minute. At this time a team got one shot when fouled near end of game and could waive that shot and in-bound the ball. Ohio State was fouled three times, opted to shoot the foul shot and each time missed and N.Y.U. tied it in regulation and then won in overtime.]
       Championship:
3/27 Oklahoma A & M 49 - N.Y.U. 45  18,034  (1st g.- NY District Coast Guard 60 - Valley Forge General Hospital 55 O.T. )

     Annual Red Cross Benefit Game,  at Madison Square Garden
       National Consolation Game  (N.I.T. 2nd place v. N.C.A.A. 2nd place)
3/29 N.Y.U. 63 - Bowling Green 61  18,158  (Nat. Title g. (NCAA 1st v NIT 1st): Oklahoma A & M 52 - De Paul 44)


  1946
     N. C. A. A. Tournament,  at Madison Square Garden
       Eastern Regional
       First Round:
3/21 North Carolina 57 - N.Y.U. 49  (1st g.- Ohio State 46 - Harvard 38)
       Consolation game:
3/24 N.Y.U. 67 - Harvard 61  18,371  (reg. final- North Carolina 60 - Ohio State 57 O.T. )

     Annual Red Cross Benefit Game,  at Madison Square Garden
          [The 1st Division, European Theater of Operations team could not appear as scheduled (to play the A.A.U. champion Phillips 66 Oilers from Bartlesville, Oklahoma) due to transfer to Italy. A team was formed by the New York Athletic Club to appear, consisting of seniors from the 1946 N.Y.U. team and past N.Y.U. alumni.]
3/28 Phillips 66 Oilers 69 - N.Y.A.C. 64 O.T.  6,734
            (1st g.- U.S. Navy Armed Guard Ctr. of Brooklyn 67 - Tilden General Hospital, Fort Dix 55)


  1948
     N. I. T.,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
         N.Y.U. bye
       Quarter-Finals:
3/13 N.Y.U. 35 - Texas 43  18,467  (2nd g.- De Paul 75 - North Carolina State 64)
       Semi-final:
3/15 N.Y.U. 72 - De Paul 59  18,478  (other semi: St. Louis 60 - Western Kentucky 59)
       Championship:
3/17 St. Louis 65 - N.Y.U. 52  18,491  (consol.- Western Kentucky 61 - De Paul 59 O.T.

     Olympic Trials,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/27 Baylor 59 - N.Y.U. 57  (aft.)  9,251  (Baylor NCAA 2nd; 1st g. (AAU)- Denver Nuggets 57 - Oakland Bittners 55)


  1949
     N. I. T.,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/12 Bradley 89 - N.Y.U. 67  (aft.)  8,751  (1st g.- San Francisco 68 - Manhattan 43)


  1952
     N. I. T.,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/8  Dayton 81 - N.Y.U. 66  18,422  (1st- Western Kentucky 62 - Louisville 59; 2nd- LaSalle 80 - Seton Hall 76)

     Bronx Cancer Fund Benefit Game,  at Fordham Gymnasium
3/28 N.Y.U. 68 - Fordham 57
          [Game played with new rule for 1952-'53 season in which a team could no longer waive off a foul and in-bound the ball.]


  1959
     N. I. T.,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/14 N.Y.U. 90 - Denver 81  13,583  (1st g.- Providence 68 - Manhattan 66)
       Quarter-Final:
3/17 N.Y.U. 63 - Oklahoma City 48  14,269  (1st g.- Providence 75 - St. Louis 72 2 O.T.s )
       Semi-final:
3/19 Bradley 59 - N.Y.U. 57  18,496  (2nd g.- St. Joseph's 76 - Providence 55)
       Consolation game:
3/21 N.Y.U. 71 - Providence 57  14,376  (Championship: St. Joseph's 76 - Bradley 71 O.T. )


  1960
     N. C. A. A. Tournament
       Eastern Regional
       Elimination Round,  at Madison Square Garden:
3/8  N.Y.U. 78 - Connecticut 59  15,037  (2nd- West Virginia 94 - Navy 86; 3rd- Duke 84 - Princeton 60)
       Regional Final Four,  at Charlotte Coliseum
       Second Round:
3/11 N.Y.U. 82 - West Virginia 81 O.T.  11,000  (2nd g.- Duke 58 - St. Joseph's 56)
       Regional Championship
3/12 N.Y.U. 74 - Duke 59  11,600  (Consol.- West Virginia 106 - St. Joseph's 100)
       National Championships,  at the Cow Palace, San Francisco
       Semi-final:
3/18 Ohio State 76 - N.Y.U. 54  14,500  (2nd. g- California 77 - Cincinnati 69)
       Consolation game:
3/19 Cincinnati 95 - N.Y.U. 71  14,500  (Final: Ohio State 75 - California 55)


  1962
     N. C. A. A. Tournament
       Eastern Regional
       First round,  at the Palestra, Philadelphia:
3/12 N.Y.U. 70 - Massachusetts 50  9,200  (2nd g.: Villanova 90 -75 West Virginia; also: Wake Forest 92 - Yale 82 O.T. )
       Regional Final Four,  at Cole Field House, College Park, Maryland
       Semi-final:
3/16 Villanova 79 - N.Y.U. 76  11,700  (1st g.- Wake Forest 96 - St. Joseph's 85 O.T. )
       Consolation game:
3/18 N.Y.U. 94 - St. Joseph's (Pa.) 85  12,500  (Reg. Final- Wake Forest 79 - Villanova 69)


  1963
     N. C. A. A. Tournament
       Eastern Regional
       First round,  at the Palestra, Philadelphia:
3/11 N.Y.U. 93 - Pittsburgh 83  9,200  (also: West Virginia 77 - Connecticut 71; St. Joseph's 82 - Princeton 81 O.T. )
       Regional Final Four,   at Cole Field House, College Park, Maryland
       Semi-final:
3/15 Duke 81 - N.Y.U. 76  12,500  (other g.- St. Joseph's 97 - West Virginia 88
       Consolation game:
3/16 West Virginia 83 - N.Y.U. 73  (Reg. Final: Duke 73 - St. Joseph's 59)


  1964
     N. I. T.,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/12 N.Y.U. 77 - Syracuse 68  13,927  (1st g.- St. Joseph's 88 - Miami (Fla.) 76)
       Quarter-final:
3/14 N.Y.U. 79 - De Paul 66  15,429  (other g.- Bradley 83 - St. Joseph's 81)
       Semi-final:
3/19 New Mexico 72 - N.Y.U. 65  18,499  (other semi- Bradley 67 - Army 52)
       Consolation game:
3/21 Army 60 - N.Y.U. 59  15,137  (Championship- Bradley 86 - New Mexico 54)


  1965
     N. I. T.,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/13 N.Y.U. 71 - Bradley 70  15,249  (1st g.- Detroit 93 - La salle 86)
       Quarter-final:
3/16 N.Y.U. 87 - Detroit 76  14,180  ((other g.- Army 58 - Western Kentucky 54)
       Semi-Final:
3/18 Villanova 91 - N.Y.U. 69  18,499  (other semi: St. John's 67 - Army 60)
       Consolation game:
3/20 Army 75 - N.Y.U. 74  (Championship- St. John's 55 - Villanova 51)


  1966
     N. I. T.,  at Madison Square Garden
       First Round:
3/10 N.Y.U. 68 - De Paul 65  10,358  (other g.- Temple 88 - Virginia Tech 73)
       Quarter-final:
3/14 N.Y.U. 90 - Wichita 84 O.T.  12,877  (1st g.- Brigham Young 90 - Temple 76)
       Semi-final:
3/17 N.Y.U. 67 - Villanova 63  18,499  (1st g.- Brigham Young 66 - Army 60)
       Championship:
3/19 Brigham Young 97 - N.Y.U. 84  18,479  (Consol.- Villanova 76 - Army 65)



          [N.Y.U. drops basketball 4/16/1971. University Heights campus sold 1973 to City College, who opened Bronx Community College on the campus. N.Y.U. Junior Varsity basketball back 1974-'75; varsity restored, Division III, in 1983.]



  1986
     N. C. A. A. Division III Tournament
       Eastern Regional,  at Potsdam State
       First round:
2/28 Potsdam State 83 - N.Y.U. 67  (1st g.- Alfred 88 - Nazareth 86)
       Consolation game:
3/1  Nazareth 87 - N.Y.U. 73  (Reg. final- Potsdam 80 - Alfred 51)


  1987
     E.C.A.C. Metropolitan Championships
       First Round:
./.. N.Y.U. 110 - Manhattanville 82
       Second Round:
./.. William Paterson 92 - N.Y.U. 79


  1988
     Catholic University Eastern Invitational Tournament
       First Round:
2/26 Union College 108 - N.Y.U. 99
       Consolation Bracket:
2/27 N.Y.U. 91 - Mary Washington 90
       Consolation Final:
2/28 N.Y.U. 89 - St. Mary's (Md.) 73


  1989
     E.C.A.C. Metro NY-NJ Tournamnent
       First Round:
3/4 N.Y.U. 85 - Upsala 76
       Semi-Final:
3/8 Kean 116 - N.Y.U. 78


  1990
     E.C.A.C. Metro NY-NJ Tournamnent
       First Round,  at Glassboro, N.J.:
3/3 Glassboro State 99 - N.Y.U. 61


  1991
     E.C.A.C. Metro NY-NJ Tournamnent
       First Round:
3/2 Jersey City State 88 - N.Y.U. 65


  1992
     N. C. A. A. Division III
       Eastern Regional
       First round,  at Cole Sports & Recreation Center, Greenwich Village (N.Y.U.):
3/7  Albany State 72 - N.Y.U. 66


  1993
     N. C. A. A. Division III
       First Round:
         N.Y.U. bye
       Second Round,  at Cole Center, N.Y.U.:
3/6  N.Y.U. 75 - Ithaca 61  1,147
       East-Northeast Sectional/East Regional,  at U. Mass- North Dartmouth, Mass.:
       Regional Semi-final:
3/12 Eastern Connecticut State 78 - N.Y.U. 73 2 O.T.s


  1994
     N. C. A. A. Division III
       First Round:
         N.Y.U. bye
       Second Round,  at Geneseo State:
3/5  N.Y.U. 67 - Geneseo St. 55
       Atlantic-East Sectional/Regional Final Four,  at Albany State (N.Y.):
       Regional Semi-Final:
3/11 N.Y.U. 80 - Rowan College 75 3 O.T.s  (other g.- Albany State 60 - Richard Stockton St. 54)
       Regional Championship:
3/12 N.Y.U. 67 - Albany State (NY) 65  4,165
       Final Four,  at Buffalo State:
       Semi-Final:
3/18 N.Y.U. 75 - St. Thomas (Minn.) 68  (other g.- Lebanon Valley 93 - Wittenberg 83 O.T. )
       Championship:
3/19 Lebanon Valley 66 - N.Y.U. 59 O.T.  (Consol.: Wittenberg 73 - St. Thomas 62)
          [N.Y.U. led the final 55-53 with 9.6 seconds to play. Lebanon Valley tied the score on a tip-in shot after the clock had run out and the buzzer had sounded, but the officials ruled it a goal and a tie. N.Y.U. lost in overtime.]


  1995
     N. C. A. A. Division III
       Play-in Game,  at Cole Center, N.Y.U.:
3/2  N.Y.U. 101 - Hunter College 71  1,217
       Second round,  at Glassboro State (N.J.):
3/4  Rowan 74 - N.Y.U. 58


  1996
     N. C. A. A. Division III
       Play-in Game (1st round),  at Cole Center, Greenwich Village:
2/29 N.Y.U. 105 - New Jersey Institute of Technology 88
       Atlantic Regional (2nd round),  at Richard Stockton State (Pomona, N.J.):
3/2  Richard Stockton State 81 - N.Y.U. 77 O.T.


  1997
     N. C. A. A. Division III
       First round,  at Cole Center, N.Y.U.:
3/6  N.Y.U. 94 - Jersey City State 84
       Second round,  at Rowan College (N.J.):
3/8  Rowan 56 - N.Y.U. 53


  1998
     N. C. A. A. Division III
       First round,  at Jersey City State:
3/5  Jersey City State 71 - N.Y.U. 58


  1999
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro Championships (Invitational)
       Quarter-Final:
3/3  York College 67 - N.Y.U. 65


  2000
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro Championships (Invitational)
       Quarter-Final(first round):
3/1  Stockton College (NJ) 77 - N.Y.U. 68


  2001
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro Championships (Invitational)
       Quarter-Final (1st round):
2/28 N.Y.U. 70 - Rutgers-Newark 64
       Semi-Final:
3/3  N.Y.U. 70 - Kean 68
       Championship:
3/4  New Jersey City Univ. 94 - N.Y.U. 89


  2004
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro Championships (Invitational)
       First round,  at Coles Sports Center, N.Y.U.:
3/3  N.Y.U. 84 - John Jay Col. 69
       Semi-Final,  at Coles Sports Ctr.:
3/6  N.Y.U. 70 - Richard Stockton Col. (NJ) 66
       Championship, at Ramapo College (Mahwah, N.J.):
3/7  Ramapo College 69 - N.Y.U. 66


  2005
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro Championships (Invitational)
       First round,  at Nat Holman Gymnasium, C.C.N.Y.:
3/2  Lehman College 63 - N.Y.U. 61 O.T.


  2007
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro Championships (Invitational)
       First round,  at Cole Sports Center, N.Y.U.:
2/28 N.Y.U. 87 - St. Joseph's (L.I.) 68
       Semi-Finals,  at Cole Sports Center, N.Y.U.:
3/2  N.Y.U. 82 - Rutgers-Newark 72
       Championship,  at Cole Sports Center, N.Y.U.:
3/3  N.Y.U. 58 - Richard Stockton College 55
       E.C.A.C. Division III Metro Champions!


  2008
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro (Invitational)
       First round,  at Patchogue, Long Island:
3/5  N.Y.U. 83 - St. Joseph's (L.I.) 79
       Semi-Finals,  at Stevens, Hoboken:
3/8  York (N.Y.) 56 - N.Y.U. 44


  2009
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro (Invitational)
       First round,  at Cole Sports Center, N.Y.U.:
3/4  N.Y.U. 84 - York College 80
       Semi-Finals,  at Cole Sports Center, N.Y.U.:
3/7  N.Y.U. 76 - Rutgers-Newark 74
       Championship,  at Cole Sports Center, N.Y.U.:
3/8  Lehman College 86 - N.Y.U. 84


  2010
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro (Invitational)
       First round,  at Cole Sports Center, N.Y.U.:
3/3  N.Y.U. 94 - New Jersey City University 72
       Semi-Finals,  at S.U.N.Y. Old Westbury:
3/6  York College 68 - N.Y.U. 61


  2011
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro (Invitational)
       First round (quarterfinals),  at St. Joseph's, Patchogue:
3/2  N.Y.U. 107 - St. Joseph's (L.I.) 93
       Semi-Finals,  at Rutgers-Newark:
3/5  Rutgers-Newark 69 - N.Y.U. 54


  2012
     N. C. A. A. Division III
       First round,  at Cole Sports Center, N.Y.U.:
3/1  N.Y.U. 84 - Misericordia University 65
       Second round,  at Amherst:
3/3  N.Y.U. 56 - Amherst 80


  2013
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro (Invitational)
       First round (quarterfinals),  at Cole Sports Center, N.Y.U.:
2/27 New Jersey City University 74 - N.Y.U. 66


  2014
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro (Invitational)
       First round (quarterfinals),  at Hoboken, New Jersey:
3/5  Stevens Institute of Technology 86 - N.Y.U. 69


  2015
     E.C.A.C. Division III Metro (Invitational)
       First round (quarterfinals),  at Cole Sports Center, N.Y.U.:
3/5  N.Y.U. 68 - Rutgers-Camden 65
       Semi-Finals,  at West Quad Center, Brooklyn College:
3/7  N.Y.U. 81 - Rutgers-Newark 70
       Championship,  , at West Quad Center, Brooklyn College:
3/8  College of Staten Island 84 - N.Y.U. 80 2 O.T.s


  2016
     N. C. A. A. Division III
       First round,  at Freeman Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia:
3/4  N.Y.U. 86 - Brooklyn College 67
       Second round,  at Freeman Center, Newport News, Virginia:
3/5  Christopher Newport University 67 - N.Y.U. 64

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