2001 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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2001 (2001) NAIA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Tulsa Convention Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Champions Faulkner (Ala.) (1st title)
Runner-Up Science and Arts (Olka.) (1st title game)
Semifinalists Christian Heritage (Calif.) (1st Final Four)
Pikeville (Ky.) (1st Final Four)
Coach of the Year Jim Sanderson (Faulkner (Ala.))
Chuck Taylor MVP Paul Little (Faulkner (Ala.))
Player of the Year Collier Mills (Transylvania (Ky.))
Charles Stevenson Hustle Award Rich Reinebach (Christian Heritage (Calif.))
Attendance unknown
Top scorer DuJuan Brown Oklahoma Baptist
(78 points)
NAIA Men's Division I Tournaments
«2000  2002»

The 64th NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was held in March at the Tulsa Convention Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was the second tournament held in the Tulsa Convention Center and the last tournament to be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 64th annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.[1] 2001 would bring four new teams to the NAIA National Semifinals. In the end, Faulkner University would win out over University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, with a score of 63 to 59. The others rookies in the semifinals were Pikeville College and Christian Heritage (Calif.). USAO would eventually come back and win in 2002 national tournament.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Leading scorer: DuJuan Brown, Oklahoma Baptist, in 3 games DuJuan scored 34 field goals, 8 FT, totaling 78 points, (avg 26.0/game)
  • Leading rebounder: Randy Hughes, Science & Arts (Okla.) in 5 games Randy grabbed 56 rebounds (avg 11.2/game)
  • Most consecutive tournament appearances: 10th, Georgetown (Ky.)
  • Most tournament appearances: Georgetown (Ky.), 20th of 28, appearances to the NAIA Tournament.[2]

2001 NAIA bracket[edit]

First Round Second Round Elite Eight NAIA National Semifinals NAIA National Championship
                             
1 Transylvania (Ky.) 82
- Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) 68
1 Transylvania 67
16 Christian Heritage 77
16 Christian Heritage (Calif.) 73
- Barber-Scotia (N.C.) 59
16 Christian Heritage 75
TOP TIER
- Lubbock Christian 61
- Georgetown (Ky.) 95
9 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) 85
- Georgetown 91**
- Lubbock Christian 92
- Lubbock Christian (Texas) 63
8 St. Xavier (Ill.) 62
16 Christian Heritage 88
4 Science & Arts 99
5 Columbia (Mo.) 75
- Union (Tenn.) 66
5 Columbia 43
12 Spring Hill 69
12 Spring Hill (Ala.) 72
- Life (Ga.) 63
12 Spring Hill 57
TOP TIER
4 Science & Arts 63
13 Biola Calif.) 74
- Westminster (Utah) 53
13 Biola 72*
4 Science & Arts 75
4 Science & Arts (Okla.) 79
- Cumberland (Ky.) 64
4 Science & Arts 59
10 Faulkner 63
3 Houston Baptist (Texas) 66
- Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 67
- Martin Methodist 72
14 Pikeville 82
- Dillard (La.) 71
14 Pikeville (Ky.) 78
14 Pikeville 88
BOTTOM TIER
- Oklahoma Baptist 83
11 Carroll (Mont.) 69
- Oklahoma Baptist 72
- Oklahoma Baptist 82
- Southern Polytechnic 74
- Southern Polytechnic (Ga.) 86
6 College of West Virginia 59
14 Pikeville 59
10 Faulkner 63
7 Lee (Tenn.) 92
- Campbellsville (Ky.) 87
7 Lee 98
10 Faulkner 108
- McKendree (Ill.) 76
10 Faulkner (Ala.) 78
10 Faulkner 79
BOTTOM TIER
2 Azusa Pacific 75
15 Xavier (La.) 69
- Oklahoma City 91
- Oklahoma City 54
2 Azusa Pacific 94
- Edward Waters (Fla.) 70
2 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 82
  •  * denotes each overtime.

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