NAIA Men's Basketball Championships

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NAIA Men's Basketball Championships
Sport Basketball
Founded 1937
No. of teams 32
Most recent champion(s)

DI Vanguard (CA)

DII Indiana Wesleyan
TV partner(s) CBS College Sports Network (national)
Metro Sports (Kansas City area)Victory Sports Network (national)
Official website http://www.naia.org/

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Men's Basketball National Championship has been held annually since 1937 (with the exception of 1944). The tournament was established by James Naismith to crown a national champion for smaller colleges and universities. The NAIA Tournament features thirty-two teams, and the entire tournament is contested at one location in one week, rather than multiple locations over a series of weekends. Since 1992, the NAIA has sponsored a Division II championship. The Division I tournament is played in Kansas City, Missouri, while the Division II tournament is held at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri.

In 1948 the NAIA became the first national organization to open their intercollegiate postseason to black student-athletes, due primarily to the influence of Indiana State coach John Wooden. In 1947, Coach Wooden refused the invitation to the NAIA National Tournament because of the ban on African-American players. The following year, Coach Wooden brought the first African-American student athlete (Clarence Walker) to play at the national tournament. Walker, a vital role player helped the Sycamores finish as the NAIA National Finalist.

The tournament MVP has been presented with the Chuck Taylor Most Valuable Player award since 1939.

Division I[edit]

Men's Basketball Championship History; currently held Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri.[1]

Year Championship Team Score Runner-Up Team Arena Location
1937 Central Missouri State 35-24# Morningside (Iowa) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1938 Central Missouri State 45-30 Roanoke (Va.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1939 Southwestern (Kan.) 32-31 San Diego State Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1940 Tarkio (Mo.) 52-31 San Diego State Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1941 San Diego State 36-32 Murray State (Ky.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1942 Hamline (Minn.) 33-31 Southeast Oklahoma Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1943 Southeast Missouri State 34-32 Northwest Missouri State Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1944 No Tournament held
1945 Loyola (La.) 49-36 Pepperdine (Calif.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1946 Southern Illinois 49-40 Indiana State Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1947 Marshall 73-59 Mankato State (Minn.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1948 Louisville (Ky.) 82-70 Indiana State Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1949 Hamline (Minn.) 57-46 Regis (Colo.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1950 Indiana State 61-47 East Central (Okla.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1951 Hamline (Minn.) 69-61 Millikin (Ill.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1952 Southwest Missouri State 73-64 Murray State Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1953 Southwest Missouri State 79-71 Hamline (Minn.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1954 St. Benedict's (Kan.) 62-56 Western Illinois Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1955 East Texas State 71-54 Southeast Oklahoma Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1956 McNeese State (La.) 60-55 Texas Southern Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1957 Tennessee State 92-73 Southeast Oklahoma Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1958 Tennessee State 85-73 Western Illinois Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1959 Tennessee State 97-87 Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1960 Southwest Texas State 66-44 Westminster (Pa.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1961 Grambling (La.) 95-75 Georgetown (Ky.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1962 Prairie View A&M (Texas) 62-53 Westminster (Pa.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1963 Pan American (Texas) 73-62 Western Carolina (N.C.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1964 Rockhurst (Mo.) 66-56 Pan American (Texas) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1965 Central State (Ohio) 85-51 Oklahoma Baptist Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1966 Oklahoma Baptist 88-59 Georgia Southern Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1967 St. Benedict's (Kan.) 71-65 Oklahoma Baptist Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1968 Central State (Ohio) 51-48 Fairmont State (W.Va.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1969 Eastern New Mexico 99-76 Maryland-Eastern Shore Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1970 Kentucky State 79-71 Central Washington Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1971 Kentucky State 102-82† Eastern Michigan Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1972 Kentucky State 71-62 Wisconsin–Eau Claire Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1973 Guilford (N.C.) 99-96 Maryland-Eastern Shore Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1974 West Georgia 97-79 Alcorn State (Miss.) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
1975 Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 65-54 Midwestern State (Texas) Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1976 Coppin State (Md.) 96-91 Texas Southern Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1977 Texas Southern 71-44 Campbell (N. C.) Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1978 Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 79-75 Kearney State (Neb.) Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1979 Drury (Mo.) 60-54 Henderson State (Ark.) Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1980 Cameron (Okla.) 84-77 Alabama State Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1981 Bethany Nazarene (Okla.) 86-85* Alabama-Huntsville Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1982 South Carolina-Spartanburg 51-38 Biola (Calif.) Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1983 Charleston (S.C.) 57-53 West Virginia Wesleyan Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1984 Fort Hays State (Kan.) 48-46* Wisconsin–Stevens Point Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1985 Fort Hays State (Kan.) 82-80* Wayland Baptist (Texas) Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1986 Lipscomb (Tenn.) 67-54 Arkansas-Monticello Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1987 Washburn (Kan.) 79-77 West Virginia State Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1988 Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 88-86* Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.) Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1989 St. Mary's (Texas) 61-58 East Central (Okla.) Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1990 Birmingham-Southern (Ala.) 88-80 Wisconsin–Eau Claire Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1991 Oklahoma City 77-74 Central Arkansas Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1992 Oklahoma City 82-73* Central Arkansas Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1993 Hawaii Pacific 88-83 Oklahoma Baptist Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri
1994 Oklahoma City 99-81 Life (Ga.) Mabee Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
1995 Birmingham-Southern (Ala.) 92-76 Pfeiffer (N.C.) Mabee Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
1996 Oklahoma City 86-80 Georgetown (Ky.) Mabee Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
1997 Life (Ga.) 73-64 Oklahoma Baptist Mabee Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
1998 Georgetown (Ky.) 83-69 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) Mabee Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
1999 Life (Ga.) 63-60 Mobile (Ala.) Donald W. Reynolds Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
2000 Life (Ga.) 61-59 Georgetown (Ky.) Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
2001 Faulkner 63-59 Oklahoma Science & Arts Tulsa Convention Center Tulsa, Oklahoma
2002 Oklahoma Science & Arts 96-79 Oklahoma Baptist Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
2003 Concordia (CA) 88-84* Mountain State Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
2004 Mountain State 74-70 Concordia (CA) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
2005 John Brown (AR) 65-55 Azusa Pacific (CA) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
2006 Texas Wesleyan 67-65 Oklahoma City Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
2007 Oklahoma City 79-71 Concordia (CA) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
2008 Oklahoma City 75-72 Mountain State Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
2009 Rocky Mountain (MT) 77-61 Columbia (MO) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
2010 Oklahoma Baptist 84-83 Azusa Pacific Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
2011 Pikeville 83-76* Mountain State Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
2012 Concordia (CA) 72-69 Oklahoma Baptist Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
2013 Georgetown (KY) 88-62 SAGU (TX) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri
2014 Vanguard (CA) 70-65 Emmanuel (GA) Municipal Auditorium Kansas City, Missouri[2]

# - Lowest scoring game.
† - Highest scoring game.
* - Denotes each overtime.

Division II[edit]

NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship; currently held at Keeter Gymnasium on the campus of College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, MO near Branson, Missouri.[3]

Year Championship Team Score Runner-Up Arena Location
1992 Grace (Ind.) 85-79* Northwestern (Iowa) Wisdom Gym Stephenville, Texas
1993 Willamette (Ore.) 63-56 Northern State (S.D.) Montgomery Fieldhouse Nampa, Idaho
1994 Eureka (Ill.) 98-95* Northern State (S.D.) Montgomery Fieldhouse Nampa, Idaho
1995 Bethel (Ind.) 103-95* Northwest Nazarene (Idaho) Montgomery Fieldhouse Nampa, Idaho
1996 Albertson College of Idaho 81-72* Whitworth (Wash.) Montgomery Fieldhouse Nampa, Idaho
1997 Bethel (Ind.) 95-94 Siena Heights (Mich.) Montgomery Fieldhouse Nampa, Idaho
1998 Bethel (Ind.) 89-87 Oregon Tech Idaho Center Nampa, Idaho
1999 Cornerstone (Mich.) 113-109*† Bethel (Ind.) Idaho Center Nampa, Idaho
2000 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 75-63 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2001 Northwestern (Iowa) 82-78 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2002 Evangel (Mo.) 84-61 Robert Morris (Ill.) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2003 Northwestern (Iowa) 77-57 Bethany (Kan.) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2004 Oregon Tech 81-72 Bellevue (Neb.) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2005 Walsh (Ohio) 81-70 Concordia (Neb.) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2006 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 74-56 Huntington (Ind.) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2007 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) 78-60 Mayville State (N.D.) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2008 Oregon Tech 63-56 Bellevue (Neb.) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2009 Oklahoma Wesleyan 60-53# College of the Ozarks (Mo.) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2010 Saint Francis (Indiana) 67-66 Walsh (Ohio) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2011 Cornerstone (Mich.) 80-71 Saint Francis (Indiana) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2012 Oregon Tech 63-46 Northwood (Florida) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2013 Cardinal Stritch (WI) 73-59 William Penn (Iowa) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri
2014 Indiana Wesleyan University 78-68 Midland University (Nebraska) Keeter Gymnasium Point Lookout, Missouri

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