1962 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament

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1962 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Evansville, Indiana
Champions Mount St. Mary's (1st title)
Runner-Up Sacramento State (1st title game)
Winning coach Jim Phelan (1st title)
MOP Ron Roohrer Sacramento State
Attendance 7,749
  • 1961 
  • NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament
  • 1963

The 1962 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA College Division college basketball as a culmination of the 1961–62 NCAA College Division men's basketball season. It was won by Mount St. Mary's University and Sacramento State's Ron Rohrer was the Most Outstanding Player.

Regional participants[edit]

School Outcome
Fairfield Runner-up
Northeastern Regional Champion
Rochester Fourth Place
St. Anselm Third Place
School Outcome
Evansville Runner-up
North Carolina A&T Third Place
Southern Illinois Regional Champion
Union (TN) Fourth Place
School Outcome
Albright Third Place
C. W. Post Fourth Place
Hofstra University Runner-up
Mount St. Mary's Regional Champion
School Outcome
Florida A&M Runner-up
Gannon Fourth Place
Wittenberg Regional Champion
Youngstown State Third Place
School Outcome
Cal Poly Pomona Runner-up
Fresno State Fourth Place
Sacramento State Regional Champion
Seattle Third Place
School Outcome
Concordia (IL) Runner-up
Illinois State Fourth Place
Kentucky State Third Place
Valparaiso Regional Champion
School Outcome
Abilene Christian Fourth Place
Arkansas State Runner-up
Lamar Third Place
SE Missouri State Regional Champion
School Outcome
Grinnell Fourth Place
Hamline Third Place
Nebraska Weslyan Regional Champion
Northern Iowa Runner-up


Northeast - Rochester, New York[edit]

Location: Louis Alexander Palestra

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Northeastern 88
St. Anselm 78
Northeastern 80
Fairfield 69
Fairfield 86
Rochester 75
  • Third Place - St. Anselm 83, Rochester 64

South Central - Evansville, Indiana[edit]

Location: Roberts Municipal Stadium

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Southern Illinois 70
Union (TN) 56
Southern Illinois 88
Evansville 83
Evansville 97
North Carolina A&T 82
  • Third Place - North Carolina A&T 84, Union 80

South - Reading, Pennsylvania[edit]

Location: Bollman Center

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Mount St. Mary's 67*
Albright 64
Mount St. Mary's 66
Hofstra 54
Hofstra 56
C. W. Post 55
  • Third Place - Albright 65, C. W. Post 59

Mideast - Akron, Ohio[edit]

Location: Memorial Hall

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Florida A&M 74
Youngstown State 60
Florida A&M 33
Wittenberg 35
Wittenberg 69
Gannon 43
  • Third Place - Youngstown State 58, Gannon 52

Pacific Coast - Sacramento, California[edit]

Location: Hornet Gym

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Cal Poly Pomona 88
Fresno State 81
Cal Poly Pomona 65
Sacramento State 73
Sacramento State 68
Seattle Pacific 57
  • Third Place - Seattle Pacific 73, Fresno State 68

Great Lakes - Valparaiso, Indiana[edit]

Location: Athletics-Recreation Center

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Concordia (IL) 79
Illinois State 61
Concordia 72
Valparaiso 75
Valparaiso 75
Kentucky State 61
  • Third Place - Kentucky State 77, Illinois State 72

Southwest - Jonesboro, Arkansas[edit]

Location: Indian Fieldhouse

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
SE Missouri State 57
Abilene Christian 55
SE Missouri State 76
Arkansas State 64
Arkansas State 66
Lamar 65
  • Third Place - Lamar 83, Abilene Christian 74

Midwest - Lincoln, Nebraska[edit]

Location: Ira J. Taylor Gymnasium

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Northern Iowa 81
Hamline 68
Northern Iowa 77
Nebraska Wesleyan 78
Nebraska Wesleyan 71
Grinnell 65
  • Third Place - Hamline 76, Grinnell 68

*denotes each overtime played

National Finals - Evansville, Indiana[edit]

Location: Roberts Municipal Stadium

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Northeastern 57
Southern Illinois 73
Southern Illinois 57
Mount St. Mary's 58
Mount St. Mary's 43
Wittenberg 39
Mount St. Mary's 58*
Sacramento State 57
Sacramento State 61
Valparaiso 54
Sacramento State 74**
Nebraska Wesleyan 73
SE Missouri State 61
Nebraska Wesleyan 71*
  • Third Place - Southern Illinois 98, Nebraska Wesleyan 81

*denotes each overtime played

All-tournament team[edit]

  • Jim Mumford (Nebraska Wesleyan)
  • John O'Reilly (Mount Saint Mary's)
  • Ed Pfeiffer (Mount Saint Mary's)
  • Ron Rohrer (Sacramento State)
  • Ed Spila (Southern Illinois)

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