1953 NIT
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1953 NIT
1953 National Invitation Tournament
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsSeton Hall Pirates (1st title)
Runner-upSt. John's Red Storm (3rd title game)
Winning coachJohn Russell (1st title)
MVPWalter Dukes (Seton Hall)

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]


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


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

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