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1953-54 Penn State Nittany Lions
Schedule and Results

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Overall: 18-6, .750 W-L% (28th of 160) (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Elmer Gross (18-6)

PS/G: 69.5 (65th of 160) ▪ PA/G: 65.0 (40th of 160)
SRS: 5.46 (43rd of 160) ▪ SOS: 0.86 (75th of 160)

NCAA Tournament:
Won East First Round (62-50) versus Toledo
Won East Regional Semifinal (78-70) versus Louisiana State
Won East Regional Final (71-63) versus Notre Dame
Lost East National Semifinal (69-54) versus La Salle
Won National Third Place (70-61) versus Southern California

AP Poll Summary

12/8 12/15 12/22 12/29 1/5 1/12 1/19 1/26 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/23 3/2 3/9 Final
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Schedules prior to the 1995-96 season may be missing games vs. non-Division I opponents.

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
1 Sat, Dec 12, 1953 REG @ Pennsylvania Ivy W 72 67 1 0 W 1 The Palestra
2 Sat, Dec 19, 1953 REG @ North Carolina State (8) ACC L 74 89 1 1 L 1 Reynolds Coliseum
3 Wed, Jan 6, 1954 REG Syracuse Ind W 77 63 2 1 W 1 Rec Hall
4 Sat, Jan 9, 1954 REG Colgate Ind W 78 58 3 1 W 2 Rec Hall
5 Wed, Jan 13, 1954 REG @ West Virginia Southern W 74 66 4 1 W 3 Stansbury Hall
6 Sat, Jan 16, 1954 REG @ Navy Ind L 58 62 4 2 L 1 Dahlgren Hall
7 Wed, Jan 27, 1954 REG @ Bucknell Ind W 49 43 5 2 W 1 Davis Gym
8 Thu, Jan 28, 1954 REG Pittsburgh Ind W 91 85 6 2 W 2 Rec Hall
9 Sat, Feb 6, 1954 REG West Virginia Southern W 85 68 7 2 W 3 Rec Hall
10 Sat, Feb 13, 1954 REG @ Pittsburgh Ind L 62 74 7 3 L 1 Fitzgerald Fieldhouse
11 Fri, Feb 19, 1954 REG @ Colgate Ind L 63 75 7 4 L 2 Huntington Gymnasium
12 Sat, Feb 20, 1954 REG @ Syracuse Ind L 69 71 7 5 L 3 Archbold Gym
13 Sat, Feb 27, 1954 REG Rutgers Ind W 76 59 8 5 W 1 Rec Hall
14 Thu, Mar 4, 1954 REG Georgetown Ind W 61 54 9 5 W 2 Rec Hall
15 Sat, Mar 6, 1954 REG Temple Ind W 67 52 10 5 W 3 Rec Hall
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak Arena
16 Tue, Mar 9, 1954 NCAA N Toledo MAC W 62 50 11 5 W 4
17 Fri, Mar 12, 1954 NCAA N Louisiana State (8) SEC W 78 70 12 5 W 5
18 Sat, Mar 13, 1954 NCAA N Notre Dame (6) Ind W 71 63 13 5 W 6
19 Fri, Mar 19, 1954 NCAA N La Salle (12) Ind L 54 69 13 6 L 1
20 Sat, Mar 20, 1954 NCAA N Southern California PCC W 70 61 14 6 W 1