1954 National Invitation Tournament

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1954 National Invitation Tournament
Teams12
Finals siteMadison Square Garden
New York City
ChampionsHoly Cross Crusaders (1st title)
Runner-upDuquesne Dukes (2nd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachLester Sheary (1st title)
MVPTogo Palazzi (Holy Cross)
National Invitation Tournaments
«1953 1955»

The 1954 National Invitation Tournament was the 1954 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
Bowling Green
BYU
Dayton
Duquesne
Holy Cross
Louisville
Manhattan
Niagara
St. Francis (NY)
Saint Francis (PA)
Western Kentucky State
Wichita State

Bracket[edit]

Below is the tournament bracket.[1]

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                     
Bowling Green 88  
Wichita State 64  
  Bowling Green 81  
    Western Kentucky 95  
     
       
  Western Kentucky 69  
  Holy Cross 75  
       
       
  Holy Cross 93
    St. Francis (NY) 69  
St. Francis (NY) 60
Louisville 55  
  Holy Cross 71
  Duquesne 62
Saint Francis (PA) 81  
BYU 68  
  Saint Francis (PA) 63
    Duquesne 69  
     
       
  Duquesne 66
  Niagara 51  
       
       
  Niagara 77
    Dayton 74  
Dayton 90
Manhattan 79  
Third place game
   
Western Kentucky 66
Niagara 71

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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