1953 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1953 NCAA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 22
Finals site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Indiana (2nd title)
Runner-up Kansas (3rd title game)
Semifinalists LSU (1st Final Four)
Washington (1st Final Four)
Winning coach Branch McCracken (2nd title)
MOP B. H. Born Kansas
Attendance 127,149
Top scorer Bob Houbregs Washington
(139 points)
NCAA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1952 1954»

The 1953 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 22 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 10, 1953, and ended with the championship game on March 18 in Kansas City, Missouri. A total of 26 games were played, including a third place game in each region and a national third place game.

Indiana, coached by Branch McCracken, won the tournament title with a 69-68 victory in the final game over Kansas, coached by Phog Allen. B. H. Born of Kansas was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Locations[edit]

The following are the sites selected to host each round of the 1953 tournament:

East-1 Region[edit]

First Round (March 10)
The Palestra, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
East-1 Regional (March 13 and 14)
Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, North Carolina

East-2 Region[edit]

First Round (March 10)
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana
East-2 Regional (March 12 and 13)
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois

West-1 Region[edit]

West-1 Regional (March 12 and 13)
Ahearn Field House, Manhattan, Kansas

West-2 Region[edit]

First Round (March 10)
Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle, Washington
Stanford Pavilion, Palo Alto, California
West-2 Regional (March 13 and 14)
Gill Coliseum, Corvallis, Oregon

Final Four[edit]

March 17 and 18
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri

Teams[edit]

Region Seed Team Coach Finished Final Opponent Score
East
East n/a DePaul Ray Meyer Regional Fourth Place Penn L 90-70
East n/a Eastern Kentucky Paul McBrayer First round Notre Dame L 72-57
East n/a Fordham Johnny Bach First round Lebanon Valley L 80-67
East n/a Holy Cross Buster Sheary Elite Eight LSU L 81-73
East n/a Indiana Branch McCracken Champion Kansas W 69-68
East n/a Lebanon Valley Rinso Marquette Regional Fourth Place Wake Forest L 91-71
East n/a LSU Harry Rabenhorst Fourth Place Washington L 88-69
East n/a Miami (OH) Bill Rohr First round DePaul L 74-72
East n/a Navy Ben Carnevale First round Holy Cross L 87-74
East n/a Notre Dame John Jordan Elite Eight Indiana L 79-66
East n/a Penn Howie Dallmar Regional Third Place DePaul W 90-70
East n/a Wake Forest Murray Greason Regional Third Place Lebanon Valley W 91-71
West
West n/a Hardin-Simmons Bill Scott First round Santa Clara L 81-56
West n/a Idaho State Steve Belko First round Seattle L 88-77
West n/a Kansas Phog Allen Runner Up Indiana L 69-68
West n/a Oklahoma City Doyle Parrack Regional Fourth Place TCU L 58-56
West n/a Oklahoma A&M Henry Iba Elite Eight Kansas L 61-55
West n/a Santa Clara Bob Feerick Elite Eight Washington L 74-62
West n/a Seattle Al Brightman Regional Third Place Wyoming W 80-64
West n/a TCU Buster Brannon Regional Third Place Oklahoma City W 58-56
West n/a Washington Tippy Dye Third Place LSU W 88-69
West n/a Wyoming Everett Shelton Regional Fourth Place Seattle L 80-64

Bracket[edit]

East-1 Region[edit]

  First Round     Regional Semifinals     Regional Finals
                           
       LSU 89  
   Lebanon Valley 80      Lebanon Valley 76    
   Fordham 67          LSU 81
       Holy Cross 73
       Wake Forest 71    
   Holy Cross 87      Holy Cross 79   Third place
   Navy 74    Lebanon Valley 71
   Wake Forest 91

East-2 Region[edit]

  First Round     Regional Semifinals     Regional Finals
                           
       Pennsylvania 57  
   Notre Dame 72      Notre Dame 69    
   Eastern Kentucky 57          Notre Dame 66
       Indiana 79
       Indiana 82    
   DePaul 74      DePaul 80   Third place
   Miami (OH) 72    Pennsylvania 90
   DePaul 70

West-1 Region[edit]

  Regional Semifinals     Regional Final
                 
   Oklahoma A&M 71  
   TCU 54    
       Oklahoma A&M 55
       Kansas 61
   Kansas 73    
   Oklahoma City 65   Third place
 
 TCU 58
   Oklahoma City 56

West-2 Region[edit]

  First Round     Regional Semifinals     Regional Final
                           
       Washington 92  
   Seattle 88      Seattle 70    
   Idaho State 77          Washington 74
       Santa Clara 62
       Wyoming 52    
   Santa Clara 81      Santa Clara 67   Third place
   Hardin-Simmons 56    Seattle 80
   Wyoming 64

Final Four[edit]

  National Semifinal     National Championship
                 
   LSU 67  
   Indiana 80    
       Indiana 69
       Kansas 68
   Kansas 79    
   Washington 53   National Third Place
 
 LSU 69
   Washington 88

See also[edit]