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1955-56 Men's Basketball Team

  • Held a 4-0 record against Little Three rivals Niagara and St. Bonaventure
  • Fran Corcoran's game-winning shot at Madison Square Garden against #2 North Carolina ranks as sixth-best NCAA Tournament upset in history
  • Prior to the tournament, Canisius won 17 of 23 games, including wins over Syracuse, Villanova, Boston College and Fordham
  • Four players from the team were named to the college's pre-1970's All-Century team
  • The 1955-56 squad finished with an overall record of 19-7, scoring 2,067 points and held opponents to 1,829
  • 14 players, two coaches and the team's trainer were all inducted as a part of the first Canisius team to ever be inducted in the Sports Hall of Fame
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