1964 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament

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1964 (1964) NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Rockhurst (Mo.)
(1st title, 1st title game,
1st Final Four)
Runner-Up Pan American (Texas)
(2nd title game,
2nd Final Four)
Semifinalists Carson-Newman (Tenn.)
(1st Final Four)
Emporia State (Kan.)
(2nd Final Four)
Coach of the Year Sam Williams
(Pan American (Texas))
Chuck Taylor MVP Lucious Jackson
(Pan American (Texas))
Charles Stevenson
Hustle Award
Ralph Telken
(Rockhurst (Mo.))
Top scorer Lucious Jackson (Pan American (Texas))
(124 points)
NAIA Men's Division I Tournaments
← 1963 1965 →

The 1964 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was held in March at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The 27th annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.[1] It was the first time the leading rebounder was also the leading scorer, Lucious Jackson of runner-up Pan American (Texas). Lucious was also named tournament Most Valuable Player, which made him the third player to receive the award back to back.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Leading scorer: Lucious Jackson, Pan American (Texas); 5 games, 54 field goals, 16 free throws, 124 total points (24.8 points per game)
  • Leading rebounder: Lucious Jackson, Pan American (Texas); 5 games, 67 rebounds (13.4 rebounds per game)
  • Player of the Year: est. 1994
  • Most tournament appearances: Georgetown (Ky.), 7th of 28, appearances to the NAIA Tournament
  • Most rebounds; career ends: 180, Lucious Jackson, Pan American (Texas), (1962,63,64)
  • All-time leading scorer; final appearance: Lucious Jackson, 7th Pan American (Texas) (1962,63,64); 12 games, 117 field goals, 67 free throws, 301 total points, 25.0 average per game and Willis Reed, 16th Grambling (La.) (1961,63,64); 12 games 108 field goals 39 free throws 265 total points, 22.8 average per.[2]

1964 NAIA bracket[edit]

First Round Second Round Elite Eight NAIA National Semifinals NAIA National Championship
                             
1 Pan American (Tex.) 94
- Wisconsin La Crosse 82
1 Pan American 81
16 St. Cloud State 76
- Jersey City (N.J.) 47
16 St. Cloud State (Minn.) 66
1 Pan American 82
TOP TIER
8 Mansfield State 69
9 Georgetown (Ky.) 87
- St. Joseph (N.M.) 79
9 Georgetown 89*
8 Mansfield State 97
- Miles College (Ala.) 79
8 Mansfield State (Penn.) 99
1 Pan American 56
4 Carson-Newman 54
5 Central Oklahoma 95
- Cedarville (Ohio) 40
5 Central Oklahoma 84
12 Pacific Lutheran 72
- Buena Vista (Iowa) 94
12 Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) 109
5 Central Oklahoma 55
TOP TIER
4 Carson-Newman 61
13 Hastings (Neb.) 87
- Huntington (Ala.) 89
- Huntingdon 59
4 Carson-Newman 76
- Lewis & Clark (Ore.) 66
4 Carson-Newman (Tenn.) 75
1 Pan American 56
10 Rockhurst 66
3 Grambling (La.) 75
- Quincy (Ill.) 72
3 Grambling 66
- St. Mary's 72
- St. Mary's (Tex.) 64
14 Central Connecticut 62
- St. Mary's 54
BOTTOM TIER
10 Rockhurst 59
7 Indiana Central 92
- Morris Harvey (W. Va.) 81
7 Indiana Central 74
10 Rockhurst 76
- Eastern Montana 70
10 Rockhurst (Mo.) 77
10 Rockhurst 66
6 Emporia State 61
11 Kentucky State 71
- Redlands (Calif.) 65
11 Kentucky State 80
6 Emporia State 85
- Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 68
6 Emporia State (Kan.) 93
6 Emporia State 90
BOTTOM TIER
2 High Point 78
15 Georgia Southern 86
- Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 72
15 Georgia Southern 76
2 High Point 85
- Ferris State (Mich.) 70
2 High Point (N.C.) 86
  •  * denotes overtime.

3rd place game[edit]

The third place game featured the losing teams from the national semifinalist to determine 3rd and 4th places in the tournament. This game was played until 1988.

NAIA Third Place Game
     
4 Carson-Newman 73
6 Emporia State 60

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