2003 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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2003 (2003) NAIA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Concordia (Calif.) (1st title)
Runner-Up Mountain State (1st title game)
Semifinalists Georgetown (Ky.) (9th Final Four)
McKendree (Ill.) (1st Final Four)
Coach of the Year Ken Ammann (Concordia (Calif.))
Chuck Taylor MVP Raynardo Curry (Mountain State)
Player of the Year Matt Laur (McKendree (Ill.))
Charles Stevenson Hustle Award Tanner Luster (Concordia (Calif.))
Attendance 21,234
Top scorer Matt Laur McKendree (Ill.)
(116 points)
NAIA Men's Division I Tournaments
«2002  2004»

The 2003 Buffalo Funds - NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was held from March at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The 66th annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.[1] The 2003 National Championship game would feature Concordia University (Calif.) and Mountain State. That game would be the 6th championship game to go into overtime (the most recent as of 2009). The Eagles would defeat the Cougars by an overtime score of 88 to 84. The other teams making it to the NAIA National Semifinals were Georgetown College (Ky.), and McKendree University (Ill.).

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Leading scorer: Matt Laur, McKendree (Ill.); in 4 games Laur scored a total of 116 points. Including 48 field goals and 20 free throws. Laur averaged 29.0 points per game.
  • Leading rebounder: Matt Laur, McKendree (Ill.); in 4 games Laur earned 49 rebounds averaging 12.3 per game.
  • Most Three-point Field Goals Made (Individual/Tournament): 21 by Jeremy Groth of Concordia (Calif.)
  • Most consecutive tournament appearances: 12th, Georgetown (Ky.)
  • Most tournament appearances: Georgetown (Ky.), 22nd of 28, appearances to the NAIA Tournament.[2]

2003 NAIA bracket[edit]

First Round Second Round Elite Eight NAIA National Semifinals NAIA National Championship
                             
1 Houston Baptist (Texas) 76
- Dillard (La.) 79
- Dillard 79
16 Lee 105
- Carroll (Mont.) 58
16 Lee (Tenn.) 68
16 Lee 58
TOP TIER
8 Georgetown 71
9 St. Xavier (Ill.) 82
- Oklahoma City 56
9 St. Xavier 60
8 Georgetown 77
- Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) 63
8 Georgetown (Ky.) 86
8 Georgetown 89
4 Mountain State 106
5 Oklahoma Baptist 69
- Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 66
5 Oklahoma Baptist 72
12 Westmont 66
- Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) 53
12 Westmont (Calif.) 85
5 Oklahoma Baptist 106*
TOP TIER
4 Mountain State 108
13 Columbia (Mo.) 68
- Wayland Baptist (Texas) 72
- Wayland Baptist 85
4 Mountain State 94
- Rocky Mountain (Mont.) 80
4 Mountain State 88
4 Mountain State 84*
6 Concordia 88
3 Southern-New Orleans (La.) 85
- Reinhardt (Ga.) 72
3 Southern-New Orleans 69
14 Barber-Scotia 72
- Westminster (Utah) 48
14 Barber-Scotia (N.C.) 59
14 Barber-Scotia 52
BOTTOM TIER
6 Concordia 64
11 Cumberland (Ky.) 73
- Oklahoma Christian 86
- Oklahoma Christian 73
6 Concordia 76
- Martin Methodist (Tenn.) 64
6 Concordia (Calif.) 87
6 Concordia 81
2 McKendree 58
7 Azusa Pacific 67
- John Brown (Ark.) 70
- John Brown 78
- Olivet Nazarene 83
- Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 63
10 Faulkner (Ala.) 58
- Olivet Nazarene 62
BOTTOM TIER
2 McKendree 64
15 Science & Arts (Okla.) 79
- Pikeville (Ky.) 68
15 Science & Arts 98
2 McKendree 105
- Jarvis Christian (Texas) 81
2 McKendree (Ill.) 94
  •  * denotes overtime.

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