NJCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship

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2003 men and women trophies at Suffolk County Community College

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Men's Division III Basketball Championships consists of eight teams playing over a three-day period (Thursday-Saturday) in March to determine a National Champion. The tournament field is made up of teams that win either region or district championships that are required to earn entry into the tournament.

How The Tournament Works[edit]

The Tournament is a standard eight-team tournament. Each team will play three games in the Tournament to determine first through eighth places.

One qualifier will emerge from each of the following districts

2011 NJCAA Division III Basketball Tournament Logo
District 1 Region III
District 2 Regions IV & VII
District 3 Regions II & V
District 4 Region XIII
District 5 Region XV
District 6 Region XIX
District 7 Regions X, XVII & XX
District 8 Region XXI

Before teams begin to qualify for the tournament, a Blind Draw is done to determine the match-ups between the different districts in the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals
Game 1: Blind Draw vs. Blind Draw
Game 2: Blind Draw vs. Blind Draw
Game 3: Blind Draw vs. Blind Draw
Game 4: Blind Draw vs. Blind Draw

The Semi-Finals of the Tournament consist of the Winners of Game 1 and Game 2 of the Quarterfinals playing each other followed by the Winners of Game 3 and Game 4 of the Quarterfinals.

The Consolation Games consist of the Losers of Games 1 and 2 of the Quarters playing each other followed by the Losers of Games 3 and 4 of the Quarters playing each other.

Consolation Games & Semi-Finals
Game 5: Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2
Game 6: Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4
Game 7: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2
Game 8: Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4

On the final day of the Tournament, teams play each other to find out which place they will finish.

Three teams ranging from 2nd place to 4th place are guaranteed to finish 2-1, with the National Title game loser finishing in 2nd.

Teams finishing from 5th place to 7th place will finish 1-2.

Only one team will finish 0-3 and that team will place in 8th.

The only team that finishes the tournament 3-0 will be the National Champion.

Championship Round
7th/8th Place Game: Loser of Game 5 vs. Loser of Game 6
4th/6th Place Game: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6
3rd/5th Place Game: Loser of Game 7 vs. Loser of Game 8
National Championship Game: Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8

Tournament Hosts[edit]

SUNY Delhi (1991–2010)

Sullivan County Community College (2011–2016)

Past Tournament Results[edit]

The list of NJCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship winners, along with runners-up and final scores, follows.

Year Winner Runner Up Score
2015 TBD TBD
2014 Rock Valley College Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute 79-69
2013 Brookdale Community College Eastfield College 61-55
2012 Sandhills Community College Cedar Valley College 101-86
2011 Mountain View College Rochester Community and Technical College 72-64
2010 Joliet Junior College Rochester Community and Technical College 94-82
2009 Richland College Minneapolis Community and Technical College 58-57
2008 North Lake College Joliet Junior College 73-70
2007 Sullivan County Community College Northland Community and Technical College 74-68
2006 North Lake College Gloucester County College 78-65
2005 Hostos Community College Joliet Junior College 73-71
2004 Suffolk County Community College Eastfield College 83-81 (OT)
2003 Suffolk County Community College College of DuPage 61-56
2002 College of DuPage Sullivan County Community College 73-58
2001 Cedar Valley College Sullivan County Community College 78-55
2000 Roxbury Community College College of DuPage 103-79
1999 Richland College Vermilion Community College 80-76
1998 Minnesota State Community and Technical College Monroe College 94-85 (OT)
1997 Eastfield College Jefferson Community College 79-75
1996 Sullivan County Community College Gloucester County College 74-63
1995 Sullivan County Community College Corning Community College 93-80
1994 Gloucester County College Sullivan County Community College 71-69
1993 Onondaga Community College Minneapolis Community and Technical College 84-78
1992 Sullivan County Community College Eastfield College 101-76
1991 Herkimer County Community College Community College of Rhode Island 108-105

Championship Leaders[edit]

Team Championships Winning year(s)
Sullivan County Community College 4 1992, 1995, 1996, 2007
Richland College 2 1999, 2009
North Lake College 2 2006, 2008
Suffolk County Community College 2 2003, 2004
Rock Valley College 1 2014
Brookdale Community College 1 2013
Sandhills Community College 1 2012
Mountain View College 1 2011
Joliet Junior College 1 2010
Hostos Community College 1 2005
College of DuPage 1 2002
Cedar Valley College 1 2001
Roxbury Community College 1 2000
Minnesota State Community and Technical College 1 1998
Eastfield College 1 1997
Gloucester County College 1 1994
Onondaga Community College 1 1993
Herkimer County Community College 1 1991

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