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1953 National Invitation Tournament


1953 National Invitation Tournament

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)
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

Below is a list of the 12 teams selected for the tournament.[1]
La Salle
St. John's
Saint Louis
Seton Hall
Western Kentucky


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 - Duquesne 81, Manhattan 67


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