1953 National Invitation Tournament

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1953 National Invitation Tournament
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions Seton Hall (1st title)
Runner-up St. John's (3rd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach John Russell (1st title)
MVP Walter Dukes Seton Hall
National Invitation Tournaments
«1952 1954»

The 1953 National Invitation Tournament was the 1953 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
BYU
Duquesne
Georgetown
La Salle
Louisville
Manhattan
Niagara
St. John's
Saint Louis
Seton Hall
Tulsa
Western Kentucky

Brackets/Results[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
St. John's 81  
Saint Louis 66  
  St. John's 75  
    La Salle 74  
     
       
  St. John's 64  
  Duquesne 55  
       
       
  Western Kentucky 61
    Duquesne 69  
Duquesne 88
Tulsa 69  
  St. John's 46
  Seton Hall 58
Louisville 92  
Georgetown 79  
  Louisville 66
    Manhattan 79  
     
       
  Manhattan 56
  Seton Hall 74  
       
       
  Seton Hall 79
    Niagara 74  
Niagara 82
BYU 76  
Third place game
     
Duquesne 81
Manhattan 67

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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