NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship

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NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship
NCAA logo.svg
Sport Basketball
Founded 1957
No. of teams 64
Country NCAA Division II (USA)
Most recent champion(s) Central Missouri (2)
Official website NCAA.com

The NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship is an annual championship tournament for colleges and universities that are members of NCAA Division II, a grouping of schools in the United States (plus one school in Canada) that are generally smaller than the higher-profile institutions of Division I. The tournament, originally known as the NCAA College Division Basketball Championship, was established in 1957, immediately after the NCAA subdivided its member schools into the University Division (today's Division I) and College Division. It became the Division II championship in 1974, when the NCAA split the College Division into the limited-scholarship Division II and the non-scholarship Division III, and added the "Men's" designation in 1982 when the NCAA began sponsoring a Division II women's championship.

Like all other NCAA basketball divisions for men and women, the champion is decided in a single-elimination tournament. The Division II tournament has 64 teams. The Division II tournaments for men and women differ in a major respect from those in Divisions I and III. The finals of both Division II tournaments consist of eight teams, instead of the four in the other two divisions. The eight survivors of regional play meet in the Elite Eight at a predetermined site.

Championship game results[edit]

NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship
Year Finals Site Host Arena Championship Game Tournament MVP
Winner Score Runner-up
1957
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Evansville, IN Roberts Municipal Stadium Wheaton 89–65 Kentucky Wesleyan Mel Peterson
(Wheaton)
1958
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South Dakota 75–53 St. Michael's Ed Smallwood
(Evansville)
1959
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Evansville 83–67 Southwest Missouri State Hugh Ahlering
(Evansville)
1960
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Evansville (2) 90–69 Chapman Ed Smallwood
(Evansville)
1961
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Wittenberg 42–38 Southeast Missouri State Don Jacobson
(South Dakota State)
1962
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Mount St. Mary's 58–57
(OT)
Sacramento State Ron Rohrer
(Sacramento State)
1963
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South Dakota State 44–42 Wittenberg Wayne Rasmussen
(South Dakota State)
1964
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Evansville (3) 72–59 Akron Jerry Sloan
(Evansville)
1965
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Evansville (4) 85–82
(OT)
Southern Illinois Jerry Sloan
(Evansville)
1966
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Kentucky Wesleyan 54–51 Southern Illinois Sam Smith
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
1967
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Winston-Salem State 77–74 Southwest Missouri State Earl Monroe
(Winston-Salem State)
1968
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Kentucky Wesleyan (2) 63–52 Indiana State Jerry Newsom
(Indiana State)
1969
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Kentucky Wesleyan (3) 75–71 Southwest Missouri State George Tinsley
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
1970
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Philadelphia Textile 76–65 Tennessee State Ted McClain
(Tennessee State)
1971
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Evansville (5) 97–82 Old Dominion Don Buse
(Evansville)
1972
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Roanoke College 84–72 Akron Hal Johnston
(Roanoke College)
1973
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Kentucky Wesleyan (4) 78–76 Tennessee State Mike Williams
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
1974
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Morgan State 67–52 Southwest Missouri State Marvin Webster
(Morgan State)
1975
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Old Dominion 76–74 New Orleans Wilson Washington
(Old Dominion)
1976
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Puget Sound 83–74 Chattanooga Curt Peterson
(Puget Sound)
1977
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Springfield, MA Springfield Civic Center Chattanooga 71–62 Randolph-Macon Wayne Golden
(Chattanooga)
1978
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Springfield, MO Hammons Student Center Cheyney State 47–40 Wisconsin–Green Bay Andrew Fields
(Cheyney)
1979
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North Alabama 64–50 Wisconsin-Green Bay Perry Oden
(North Alabama)
1980
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Springfield, MA Springfield Civic Center Virginia Union 80–74 New York Tech Keith Valentine
(Virginia Union)
1981
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Florida Southern 73–68 Mount St. Mary's John Ebeling
(Florida Southern)
1982
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District of Columbia 73–63 Florida Southern Michael Britt
(District of Columbia)
1983
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Wright State 92–73 District of Columbia Gary Monroe
(Wright State)
1984
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Central Missouri State 81–77 St. Augustine's Ron Nunnelly
(Central Missouri)
1985
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Jacksonville State 74–73 South Dakota State Mark Tetzlaff
(South Dakota State)
1986
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Sacred Heart 93–87 Southeast Missouri State Roger Younger
(Sacred Heart)
1987
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Kentucky Wesleyan (5) 92–74 Gannon Sam Smith
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
1988
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Lowell 75–72 Alaska–Anchorage Leo Parent
(Lowell)
1989
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North Carolina Central 73–46 Southeast Missouri State Miles Clarke
(North Carolina Central)
1990
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Kentucky Wesleyan (6) 93–79 CSU Bakersfield Wade Green
(CSU Bakersfield)
1991
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North Alabama (2) 79–72 Bridgeport Lambert Shell
(Bridgeport)
1992
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Virginia Union (2) 100–75 Bridgeport Derrick Johnson
(Virginia Union)
1993
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CSU Bakersfield 85–72 Troy State Tyrone Davis
(CSU Bakersfield)
1994
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CSU Bakersfield (2) 92–86 Southern Indiana Stan Gouard
(Southern Indiana)
1995
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Louisville, KY Commonwealth Convention Center Southern Indiana 71–63 UC Riverside William Wilson
(UC Riverside)
1996
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Fort Hays State 70–63 Northern Kentucky Sherick Simpson
(Fort Hays State)
1997
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CSU Bakersfield (3) 57–56 Northern Kentucky Kebu Stewart
(CSU Bakersfield)
1998
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UC Davis 83–77 Kentucky Wesleyan Antonio Garcia
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
1999
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Kentucky Wesleyan (7) 75–60 Metro State Antonio Garcia
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
2000
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Metro State 97–79 Kentucky Wesleyan DeMarcos Anzures
(Metro State)
2001
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Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena Kentucky Wesleyan (8) 72–63 Washburn Lorio Duncan
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
2002
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Evansville, IN Roberts Municipal Stadium Metro State (2) 80–72 Kentucky Wesleyan Patrick Mutombo
(Metro State)
2003
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Lakeland, FL Lakeland Center Northeastern State 75–64 Kentucky Wesleyan* Darnell Hinson
(Northeastern State)
2004
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Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena Kennesaw State 84–59 Southern Indiana Terrence Hill
(Kennesaw State)
2005
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Fargo, ND Bison Sports Arena Virginia Union (3) 63–58 Bryant Antwan Walton
(Virginia Union)
2006
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Springfield, MA MassMutual Center Winona State 73–61 Virginia Union John Smith
(Winona State)
2007
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Barton 77–75 Winona State Anthony Atkinson
(Barton)
2008
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Winona State (2) 87–76 Augusta State Jonte Flowers
(Winona State)
2009
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Findlay 56–53
(OT)
Cal Poly Pomona Josh Bostic
(Findlay)
2010
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Cal Poly Pomona 65–53 Indiana (PA) Austin Swift
(Cal Poly Pomona)
2011
Details[1]
Bellarmine 71–68 BYU–Hawaii Jet Chang
(BYU–Hawaii)
2012
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Highland Heights, KY The Bank of Kentucky Center Western Washington 72–65 Montevallo D.J. Rivera
(Montevallo)
2013
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Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena Drury 74–73 Metro State Alex Hall
(Drury)
2014
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Evansville, IN Ford Center Central Missouri (2) 84–77 West Liberty Daylen Robinson
(Central Missouri)
2015
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2016
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Frisco, TX Dr. Pepper Arena
2017
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Sioux Falls, SD Sanford Sports Pentagon
2018
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  • Source:[3][4]
  • Kentucky Wesleyan subsequently forfeited its 2003 runner-up status after it was revealed they had let two ineligible transfer players play[5]

Records and statistics[edit]

Championships by school[edit]

School Titles Years
Kentucky Wesleyan 8 1966, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1987, 1990, 1998, 2001
Evansville 5 1959, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1971
Virginia Union 3 1980, 1992, 2005
Cal State Bakersfield 3 1993, 1994, 1997
Central Missouri 2 1984, 2014
Winona State 2 2006, 2008
Metropolitan State 2 2000, 2002
North Alabama 2 1979, 1991
Drury 1 2013
Western Washington 1 2012
Bellarmine 1 2011
Cal Poly Pomona 1 2010
Findlay 1 2009
Barton 1 2007
Kennesaw State 1 2004
Northeastern State 1 2003
Cal Davis 1 1998
Fort Hays State 1 1996
Southern Indiana 1 1995
North Carolina Central 1 1989
Massachussetts Lowell 1 1988
Sacred Heart 1 1986
Jacksonville State 1 1985
Wright State 1 1983
District of Columbia 1 1982
Florida Southern 1 1981
Cheyney 1 1978
Tennessee Chattanooga 1 1977
Puget Sound 1 1976
Old Dominion 1 1975
Morgan State 1 1974
Roanoke 1 1972
Philadelphia 1 1970
Winston-Salem State 1 1967
South Dakota State 1 1963
Mount Saint Mary's 1 1962
Wittenberg 1 1960
South Dakota 1 1958
Wheaton 1 1957

Schools ranked by appearances[edit]

NCAA Bids School Last Bid Last Champ. (Titles)
37 Kentucky Wesleyan 2013 2001 (8)
33 Philadelphia 2014 1970 (1)
28 Florida Southern 2014 1981 (1)
27 Virginia Union 2009 2005 (3)
27 Assumption 2013
25 Southern Indiana 2014 1995 (1)
24 Seattle Pacific 2014
23 South Dakota State 2004 1963 (1)
23 Gannon 2014
21 Central Missouri 2014 2014 (2)
21 Cal State Bakersfield 2006 1997 (3)

Former Division II Champions now in Division I[edit]

Source: [6]

School Championship Year moved Current Conference
South Dakota 1958 2006 The Summit League
Evansville 1959, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1971 1978 Missouri Valley Conference
Mount St. Mary's 1962 1989 Northeast Conference
South Dakota State 1963 2005 The Summit League
Morgan State 1974 1985 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Old Dominion 1975 1977 Conference USA
Chattanooga 1977 1978 Southern Conference
Wright State 1983 1988 Horizon League
Jacksonville State 1985 1996 Ohio Valley Conference
UMass Lowell 1988 2013 America East Conference
North Carolina Central 1989 2008 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
CSU Bakersfield 1993, 1994, 1997 2007 Western Athletic Conference
UC Davis 1998 2004 Big West Conference
Kennesaw State 2004 2006 Atlantic Sun Conference

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