1963 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1963 (1963) NAIA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Pan American (Texas) (1st title, 1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Runner-Up Western Carolina (N.C.) (1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Semifinalists Grambling (La.) (2nd Final Four)
Fort Hays State (Kan.) (2nd Final Four)
Coach of the Year Fred Hodby (Grambling (La.))
Chuck Taylor MVP Lucious Jackson (Pan American (Texas))
Charles Stevenson Hustle Award Gil Luttrell (Carson-Newman (Tenn.))
Attendance unknown
Top scorers Mel Gibson (Western Carolina)
Wilis Reed (Grambling (La.))
(137 points)
NAIA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1962  1964»

The 1963 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was held in March at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The 26th annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.[1] This tournament did not feature any games going into overtime.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Leading scorers; tie: Mel Gibson, Western Carolina (N.C.) 5 games, 60 field goals 17 free throws 137 total points (27.4 average points per game) and Willis Reed, Grambling (La.) 5 games, 58 field goals, 21 free throws, 137 total points (27.4 average points per game)
  • Leading rebounder: Lucious Jackson, Pan American (Texas), 5 games, 93 rebounds (18.6 rebounds per game)
  • Player of the Year: est. 1994
  • Most rebounds; career continues: 180, Lucious Jackson, Pan American (Texas), (1962,63,64)
  • All-time leading scorer; second appearance: Lucious Jackson, 7th Pan American (Texas) (1962,63,64), 12 games, 117 field goals, 67 free throws, 301 total points, 25.0 average per game; Willis Reed, 16th Grambling (La.) (1961,63,64), 12 games 108 field goals 39 free throws 265 total points, 22.8 average per
  • All-time leading scorer; final appearance: Hershell West, 15th Grambling (La.) (1960,61,63), 13 games, 116 field goals, 37 free throws, 269 total points, 20.7 average per game.[2]

1963 NAIA bracket[edit]

First Round Second Round Elite Eight NAIA National Semifinals NAIA National Championship
                             
1 Grambling (La.) 76
- Arkansas Tech 59
1 Grambling 56
- Athens State 45
- Athens State (Ala.) 72
16 Central Connecticut 71
1 Grambling 79
TOP TIER
9 Carson-Newman 70
9 Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 83
- Rider (N.J.) 57
9 Carson-Newman 70
8 Indiana State 63
- Parsons College (Iowa) 77
8 Indiana State 78
1 Grambling 83
12 Pan American 90
5 Howard Payne (Tex.) 66
- Stetson (Fla.) 68
- Stetson 41
12 Pan American 64
- Peru State College (Neb.) 48
12 Pan American (Tex.) 83
12 Pan American 99
TOP TIER
13 Northern Michigan 73
13 Northern Michigan 72
- California Western 52
13 Northern Michigan 101
- Central State 87
- Central State (Ohio) 71
4 Oklahoma Baptist 70
12 Pan American 73
10 Western Carolina 62
3 Winston-Salem (N.C.) 60
- Transylvania (Ky.) 64
- Transylvania 80
14 Lewis & Clark 88
- Wisconsin-Oshkosh 74
14 Lewis & Clark (Ore.) 75
14 Lewis & Clark 57
BOTTOM TIER
10 Western Carolina 77
7 Western Illinois 81
- Miles College (Ala.) 84
- Miles 86
10 Western Carolina 107
- Eastern Montana 61
10 Western Carolina (N.C.) 64
10 Western Carolina 100
- Fort Hays State 84
11 Alliance College (Penn.) 76
- Yankton College (S.D.) 68
11 Alliance 53
6 Rockhurst 64
- Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) 77
6 Rockhurst (Mo.) 83
6 Rockhurst 76
BOTTOM TIER
15 Fort Hays State 96
15 Fort Hays State (Kan.) 95
- Eastern New Mexico 69
15 Fort Hays State 82
2 Augsburg 71
- West Virginia State 57
2 Augsburg College (Minn.) 67

3rd place game[edit]

The third place game featured the losing teams from the national semifinalist to determine 3rd and 4th places in the tournament. This game was played until 1988.

NAIA Third Place Game
     
1 Grambling 107
15 Fort Hays State 86

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