1952 National Invitation Tournament

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1952 National Invitation Tournament
Season 1951–52
Teams 12
Finals site Madison Square Garden
New York City
Champions La Salle Explorers (1st title)
Runner-up Dayton Flyers (2nd title game)
Winning coach Ken Loeffler (1st title)
MVP Tom Gola and Norm Grekin (La Salle)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1951 1953»

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[edit]

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

Holy Cross
La Salle
St. Bonaventure
St. John's
Saint Louis
Seton Hall
Western Kentucky


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[edit]


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