2010 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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2010 (2010) NAIA Men's Division I
Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Oklahoma Baptist (2nd title, 7th title game,
8th Final Four)
Runner-Up Azusa Pacific (Calif.) (2nd title game,
5th Final Four)
Semifinalists Robert Morris (Ill.) (2nd Final Four)
Southern Polytechnic (Ga.) (1st Final Four)
Player of the Year Nate Brumfield (Oklahoma Baptist)
Attendance unknown
NAIA Men's Division I Tournaments
«2009  2011»

The 2010 Buffalo Funds - NAIA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament will be held in March at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The 73rd annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.[1] In 2010, both Buffalo Funds and the City of Kansas City extended contracts with the NAIA to remain title sponsors and will keep the tournament in Kansas City at Municipal Auditorium until 2013.[2] This will be the second year that the Heart of America Conference will be the tournament host.

Georgetown College is making its 19th straight, and 29th overall tournament appearances, both tournament records. The championship game featured two ranked teams for the first time since 2008. The #3 Bison of Oklahoma Baptist University held of the #13 Cougars of Azusa Pacific University. Azusa Pacific’s Marshall Johnson grabbed his teammate Dominique Johnson’s 2-point miss with nearly one second left, heaved a 10-foot fade-away; nothing but net. Azusa Pacific thought they had won the game, after review, the horn had sound prior to Johnson's shot giving the Bisons their 2nd NAIA championship since 1966. 2010 was Azusa Pacific 2nd trip to the Championship game. In 2005 they also finished as the National Runner-Up.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Leading scorer:
  • Leading rebounder:[3]
  • Most tournament appearances: Georgetown (Ky.), 29th of 30, appearances to the NAIA Tournament

2010 NAIA bracket[edit]

First Round
March 17, 18
Second Round
March 19
Elite Eight
March 20
NAIA National Semifinals
March 22
NAIA National Championship
March 23
                             
1 Mountain State (W. Va.) 105
- Bacone (Okla.) 78
1 Mountain State 90*
- Southern Polytechnic 93
- Southern Polytechnic (Ga.) 78
16 Oklahoma City 70
- Southern Polytechnic 71
TOP TIER
March 17
- John Brown 66
9 Campbellsville (Ky.) 61
- Fresno Pacific (Calif.) 74
- Fresno Pacific 82
- John Brown 88
- John Brown (Ark.) 73
8 McKendree (Ill.) 70*
- Southern Polytechnic 68
13 Azusa Pacific 80
5 LSU-Shreveport 70
- Oklahoma Christian University 80
- Oklahoma Christian 52
12 Lee 82
- Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 58
12 Lee (Tenn.) 79
12 Lee 70
TOP TIER
March 18
13 Azusa Pacific 75
13 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 72
- Cumberlands (Ky.) 68
13 Azusa Pacific 65
4 Westminster 51
- Evangel (Mo.) 74
4 Westminster (Utah) 80
13 Azusa Pacific 83
3 Oklahoma Baptist 84
3 Oklahoma Baptist 96
- Saint Xavier (Ill.) 72
3 Oklahoma Baptist 85
- Texas Wesleyan 75*
- Texas Wesleyan 74
14 Central Methodist (Mo.) 71
3 Oklahoma Baptist 59
BOTTOM TIER
March 17
6 Biola 54
11 Georgetown (Ky.) 75
- Park (Mo.) 83
- Park 64
6 Biola 80
- Belhaven (Miss.) 54
6 Biola (Calif.) 66
3 Oklahoma Baptist 81
15 Robert Morris 79*
7 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 86
- Tougaloo (Miss.) 73
7 Southern Nazarene 81
- Montana-Western 78
- Montana-Western 80
10 Union (Tenn.) 77
7 Southern Nazarene 101
BOTTOM TIER
March 18
15 Robert Morris 109
15 Robert Morris (Ill.) 90
- Life (Ga.) 72
15 Robert Morris 67
2 Concordia 64
- William Jewell (Mo.) 54
2 Concordia (Calif.) 71
  •  * denotes overtime.

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