1958 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament

The 1958 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's basketball in the NCAA College Division, predecessor to today's NCAA Divisions II and III, as a culmination of the 1957–58 NCAA College Division men's basketball season. It was won by the University of South Dakota, and Ed Smallwood of the University of Evansville was named the Most Outstanding Player.

1958 NCAA Division II
Basketball Tournament
Teams32
Finals siteEvansville, Indiana
ChampionsSouth Dakota Coyotes (1st title)
Runner-upSt. Michael's Purple Knights (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachDuane Clodfelter (1st title)
MOPEd Smallwood (Evansville)
Attendance16,007
  • 1957 
  • NCAA Division II
    Basketball Tournament
  • 1959

Regional participantsEdit

School Outcome
Adelphi Runner-up
Brandeis Third Place
RPI Fourth Place
St. Michael's Regional Champion
School Outcome
Grambling Regional Champion
North Carolina A&T Runner-up
Philander Smith Fourth Place
South Carolina State Third Place
School Outcome
American Regional Champion
Buffalo Third Place
Philadelphia Textile Fourth Place
Wagner Runner-up
School Outcome
Akron Runner-up
Austin Peay Fourth Place
Evansville Regional Champion
Wabash Third Place
School Outcome
Hope Runner-up
Northern Illinois Third Place
St. Norbert Fourth Place
Wheaton (IL) Regional Champion
School Outcome
Chico State Third Place
Chapman Regional Champion
Fresno State Runner-up
Linfield Fourth Place
School Outcome
Arkansas State Third Place
Centenary (LA) Fourth Place
Regis (CO) Runner-up
SW Missouri State Regional Champion
School Outcome
Gustavus Adolphus Fourth Place
Knox Runner-up
South Dakota Regional Champion
Wartburg Third Place

RegionalsEdit

Northeast - Waltham, MassachusettsEdit

Location: Shapiro Gym

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 7
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 8
      
Adelphi 90
Brandeis 72
Adelphi 58
St. Michael's 97
St. Michael's 72
RPI 56
  • Third Place - Brandeis 71, RPI 69

South Central - Grambling, LouisianaEdit

Location: Tiger Memorial Gym

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 7
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 8
      
Grambling 104
South Carolina State 79
Grambling 88
North Carolina A&T 73
North Carolina A&T 68
Philander Smith 64
  • Third Place - South Carolina State 80, Philander Smith 70

East - Staten Island, New YorkEdit

Location: Sutter Gym

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 7
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 8
      
Wagner 94
Philadelphia Textile 77
Wagner 65
American 72
American 77
Buffalo 60
  • Third Place - Buffalo 77, Philadelphia Textile 73

Mideast - Evansville, IndianaEdit

Location: Roberts Municipal Stadium

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 6
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 7
      
Evansville* 70
Wabash 68
Evansville 82
Akron 70
Akron 76
Austin Peay 61
  • Third Place - Wabash 72, Austin Peay 69

Great Lakes - Aurora, IllinoisEdit

Location: Aurora East High School Gym

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 7
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 8
      
Wheaton (IL) 68
St. Norbert 66
Wheaton 104
Hope 93
Hope 101
Northern Illinois 95
  • Third Place - St. Norbert 76, Northern Illinois 70

Pacific Coast - Santa Ana, CaliforniaEdit

Location: Cook Gymnasium

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 7
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 8
      
Fresno State 69
Chico State 56
Fresno State 49
Chapman 52
Chapman 78
Linfield 57
  • Third Place - Chico State 76, Linfield 62

Southwest - Springfield, MissouriEdit

Location: McDonald Hall and Arena

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 7
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 8
      
SW Missouri State 74
Centenary (LA) 69
SW Missouri State 73
Regis 65
Regis (CO) 48
Arkansas State 47
  • Third Place - Arkansas State 83, Centenary 70

Midwest - Vermillion, South DakotaEdit

Location: South Dakota Armory

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 7
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 8
      
South Dakota 67
Wartburg 65
South Dakota 102
Knox 51
Knox 76
Gustavus Adolphus 65
  • Third Place - Wartburg 83, Gustavus Adolphus 73

*denotes each overtime played

National Finals - Evansville, IndianaEdit

Location: Roberts Municipal Stadium

National Quarterfinals
Elite Eight
March 12
National Semifinals
Final Four
March 13
National Championship
March 14
         
St. Michael's 84
Grambling 76
St Michael's 78
Evansville 70
American 72
Evansville 82
St. Michael's 53
South Dakota 75
Wheaton 81
Chapman 64
Wheaton 60
South Dakota 64
SW Missouri State 58
South Dakota 63
  • Third Place - Evansville 95, Wheaton 93

*denotes each overtime played

All-tournament teamEdit

  • Jim Browne (Saint Michael's)
  • Jim Daniels (South Dakota)
  • Mel Peterson (Wheaton)
  • Ed Smallwood (Evansville)
  • Dick Zeitler (Saint Michael's)

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