1973 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1973 (1973) NAIA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Guilford (2 title, 1 title game)
Runner-Up Maryland Eastern Shore (2 title game)
Semifinalists Augustana (1 Final Four)
Slippery Rock (1 Final Four)
Chuck Taylor MVP Lloyd Free (Guilford (NC))
Charles Stevenson Hustle Award David Hudson (Slippery Rock (PA))
Attendance unknown
NAIA Men's Division I Tournaments
«1972  1974»

The 1973 NAIA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament was held in March at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The 36th annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.[1] Valdosta State ended (3) Kentucky State's run to get 4 championship in a row by upsetting (3) Kentucky State in the first round by 9.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Leading scorer:
  • Leading rebounder:
  • Player of the Year: est. 1994 [2]

1973 NAIA bracket[edit]

First Round Second Round Elite Eight NAIA National Semifinals NAIA National Championship
                             
1 Sam Houston State (TX) 88
- Wartburg (IA) 62
1 Sam Houston State 60
- Xavier 67
- Xavier (LA) 81
- Marist (NY) 65
- Xavier 80
TOP TIER
8 Maryland-Eastern Shore 87
- Ferris State (MI) 78
- Pembroke State (NC) 56
- Ferris State 90
8 Maryland-Eastern Shore 95
- Eastern Montana 107
8 Maryland-Eastern Shore 114
8 Maryland-Eastern Shore 113
- Slippery Rock 82
5 Marymount (KS) 73
- Slippery Rock (PA) 74
- Slippery Rock 104
- Quinnipiac 75
- Quinnipiac (CT) 79
- Ouachita Baptist (AR) 66
- Slippery Rock 60
TOP TIER
4 Wisconsin-Green Bay 58
- South Carolina State 82
- Hastings (NE) 71
- South Carolina State 55
4 Wisconsin-Green Bay 72
- Dallas Baptist (TX) 66
4 Wisconsin-Green Bay 77
8 Maryland-Eastern Shore 96
- Guilford 99
3 Kentucky State 81
- Valdosta State (GA) 90
- Valdosta State 81
- Guilford 98
- Guilford (NC) 92
- Keene State (NH) 82
- Guilford 70
BOTTOM TIER
- Westmont 67
- Westmont (CA) 85
- South Dakota Tech 66
- Westmont 86
- Missouri Southern 70
- Missouri Southern 70
6 Fairmont State (WV) 63
- Guilford 77
2 Augustana 69
7 Alcorn A&M (MS) 76
- Oklahoma Baptist 79
- Oklahoma Baptist 82
- Winona State 72
- Winona State (MN) 70
- Grand Canyon (AZ) 64
- Oklahoma Baptist 46
BOTTOM TIER
2 Augustana 63
- Defiance (OH) 82
- George Fox (OR) 62
- Defiance 61
2 Augustana 64
- Hanover (IN) 65
2 Augustana (IL) 66


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
     
- Slippery Rock 93
2 Augustana 96

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NAIA.org". Archived from the original on 2009-05-05. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  2. ^ NAIA. "NAIA Championship History". Archived from the original on 2009-05-05. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 

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