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NIT Tournament (12 teams)

All games at Madison Square Garden, New York

First RoundSt. Francis-NY 60, Louisville 55
Dayton 90, Manhattan 79
Bowling Green 88, Wichita 84
St. Francis-PA 81, BYU 68
QuarterfinalsWestern Kentucky 95, Bowling Green 81
Niagara 77, Dayton 74
Duquesne 69, St. Francis-PA 63
Holy Cross 93, St. Francis-NY 69
SemifinalsDuquesne 66, Niagara 51
Holy Cross 75, Western Kentucky 69
Third PlaceNiagara 71, Western Kentucky 65
ChampionshipHoly Cross 71, Duquesne 62
Most Valuable PlayerTogo Palazzi, Holy Cross

NCAA Tournament (24 teams)1954 College Basketball RecapPlayer of the Year