1954 National Invitation Tournament

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1954 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Holy Cross (1st title)
Runner-up Duquesne (2nd title game)
Semifinalists Niagara (1st semifinal)
WKU (3rd semifinal)
Winning coach Lester Sheary (1st title)
MVP Togo Palazzi Holy Cross
National Invitation Tournaments
«1953  1955»

The 1954 National Invitation Tournament was the 1954 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition.

Selected teams[edit]

Below is a list of the 12 teams selected for the tournament.[1]

Participants
Bowling Green
BYU
Dayton
Duquesne
Holy Cross
Louisville
Manhattan
Niagara
St. Francis (NY)
St. Francis (PA)
Western Kentucky State
Wichita State

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
 Bowling Green 88  
 Wichita State 64  
   Bowling Green 81  
     Western Kentucky 95  
      
        
   Western Kentucky 69  
   Holy Cross 75  
        
        
   Holy Cross 93
     St. Francis (NY) 69  
 St. Francis (NY) 60
 Louisville 55  
   Holy Cross 71
   Duquesne 62
 St. Francis (PA) 81  
 BYU 68  
   St. Francis (PA) 63
     Duquesne 69  
      
        
   Duquesne 66
   Niagara 51  
        
        
   Niagara 77
     Dayton 74  
 Dayton 90
 Manhattan 79  
  • Third Place - Niagara 71, Western Kentucky 65

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tournament Results (1950's) at nit.org, URL accessed December 8, 2009. Archived 11/7/09