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NIT Tournament (12 teams)

All games at Madison Square Garden, New York

First RoundDuquesne 88, Tulsa 69
Louisville 92, Georgetown 79
St. John's 81, St. Louis 66
Niagara 82, BYU 76 (OT)
QuarterfinalsSt. John's 75, La Salle 74
Manhattan 79, Louisville 66
Seton Hall 79, Niagara 74
Duquesne 69, Western Kentucky 61
SemifinalsSeton Hall 74, Manhattan 56
St. John's 64, Duquesne 55
Third PlaceDuquesne 81, Manhattan 67
ChampionshipSeton Hall 58, St. John's 46
Most Valuable PlayerWalter Dukes, Seton Hall

NCAA Tournament (22 teams)1953 College Basketball RecapPlayer of the Year