1952 National Invitation Tournament
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1952 National Invitation Tournament
1952 National Invitation Tournament
Season1951–52
Teams12
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsLa Salle Explorers (1st title)
Runner-upDayton Flyers (2nd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachKen Loeffler (1st title)
MVPTom Gola and Norm Grekin (La Salle)

The 1952 National Invitation Tournament was the 1952 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. The 1952 tournament was won by La Salle University. Tom Gola and Norm Grekin were co-MVPs.

Selected teams

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

Bracket

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
Western Kentucky 62  
Louisville 59  
  Western Kentucky 69  
    St. Bonaventure 70  
     
       
  St. Bonaventure 62  
  Dayton 69  
       
       
  Saint Louis 58
    Dayton 68  
Dayton 81
NYU 66  
  Dayton 64
  La Salle 75
La Salle 80  
Seton Hall 76  
  La Salle 51
    St. John's 45  
     
       
  La Salle 59
  Duquesne 46  
       
       
  Duquesne 78
    Holy Cross 68  
Holy Cross 77
Seattle 72  
Third place game
   
St. Bonaventure 48
Duquesne 34

See also

References

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

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