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

Team appearances[edit]

Former Division II Champions now in Division I[edit]

Source: [6]

School Championship(s) 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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