1974 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament

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1974 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament
Teams 44
Finals Site Evansville, Indiana
Champions Morgan State (1st title)
Runner-Up SW Missouri State (4th title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Nathaniel Frazier (1st title)
MOP Marvin Webster Morgan State
Attendance 14,207
  • 1973 
  • NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament
  • 1975

The 1974 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament involved 44 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college basketball as a culmination of the 1973–74 NCAA Division II men's basketball season. It was won by Morgan State University and Morgan State's Marvin Webster was the Most Outstanding Player.

This was the first tournament to be officially designated as a Division II basketball championship. The NCAA first split into competitive divisions for the 1956–57 school year, creating the top-level University Division and second-tier College Division. Effective with the 1973–74 school year, the NCAA adopted the three-division system that exists to this day. The University Division was renamed Division I, while the College Division was split into Division II and the non-scholarship Division III.

Regional participants[edit]

School Outcome
Miles Fifth Place*
Norfolk State Regional Champion
Old Dominion Runner-up
Randolph-Macon Fifth Place*
Roanoke Third Place
Rollins Fourth Place
School Outcome
Assumption Regional Champion
Bentley Fourth Place
Hartford Runner-up
St. Michael's Third Place
School Outcome
Hartwick Runner-up
Morgan State Regional Champion
New Jersey City Fifth Place*
Potsdam State Fourth Place
Siena Third Place
St. Lawrence Fifth Place*
School Outcome
Albright Runner-up
Bloomsburg Regional Champion
Hiram Fourth Place
Johns Hopkins Fifth Place*
King's (PA) Third Place
Ohio Northern Fifth Place*
School Outcome
Chicago Fifth Place*
Coe Fifth Place*
Evansville Third Place
Wisconsin–Green Bay Fourth Place
St. Joseph's (IN) Regional Champion
Wittenberg Runner-up
School Outcome
Kentucky Wesleyan Runner-up
Monmouth (IL) Fifth Place*
North Dakota Third Place
North Dakota State Fifth Place*
St. Cloud State Fourth Place
SW Missouri State Regional Champion
School Outcome
Fisk Runner-up
James Madison Fifth Place
New Orleans Regional Champion
Southern Fourth Place
Tennessee State Third Place
School Outcome
Cal Poly Third Place
Chico State Fourth Place
San Diego Fifth Place
Sonoma State Runner-up
UC Riverside Regional Champion

*denotes tie

Regionals[edit]

South Atlantic – Norfolk, Virginia[edit]

Location: Norfolk Scope

First Round – Norfolk, VA
     
Norfolk State 74
Randolph-Macon 72
First Round – Winter Park, FL
     
Rollins 76
Miles 67
Regional Semifinals Regional Final
           
Roanoke 75
Norfolk State 84
Norfolk State 89
Old Dominion 76
Rollins 77
Old Dominion 80
  • Third Place – Roanoke 88, Rollins 77

New England – Waltham, Massachusetts[edit]

Location: Dana Center

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
           
Hartford 102
St. Michael's 93
Hartford 68
Assumption 84
Assumption 85
Bentley 83
  • Third Place – St. Michael's 95, Bentley 91

East – Canton, New York[edit]

Location: Burkman Gymnasium

First Round – Canton, NY
     
Potsdam State 65
St. Lawrence 49
First Round – Albany, NY
     
Siena 87
New Jersey City 64
Regional Semifinals Regional Final
           
Morgan State 54
Potsdam State 43
Morgan State 68
Hartwick 64
Siena 72
Hartwick 81
  • Third Place – Siena 82, Potsdam State 74

Mideast – Reading, Pennsylvania[edit]

Location: Bollman Center

First Round – Chester, PA
     
Bloomsburg 78
Johns Hopkins 63
First Round – Hiram, OH
     
Hiram 56
Ohio Northern 50
Regional Semifinals Regional Final
           
King's (PA) 65
Bloomsburg 66
Bloomsburg 92
Albright 78
Hiram 79
Albright 93
  • Third Place – King's 111, Hiram 81

Great Lakes – Evansville, Indiana[edit]

Location: Roberts Municipal Stadium

First Round – Rensselaer, IN
     
St. Joseph's (IN) 91
Coe 76
First Round – Springfield, OH
     
Wittenberg 82
Chicago 58
Regional Semifinals Regional Final
           
UW–Green Bay 54
St. Joseph's 70
St. Joseph's 75
Wittenberg 60
Wittenberg 59*
Evansville 55
  • Third Place – Evansville 87, Green Bay 75

Midwest – Springfield, Missouri[edit]

Location: Hammons Center

First Round – St. Cloud, MN
     
St. Cloud State 77
North Dakota State 62
First Round – Grand Forks, ND
     
North Dakota 73
Monmouth (IL) 67
Regional Semifinals Regional Final
           
Kentucky Wesleyan 74
St. Cloud State 72
Kentucky Wesleyan 66
SW Missouri State 69
North Dakota 63
SW Missouri State 71
  • Third Place – North Dakota 75, St. Cloud State 71

South – Nashville, Tennessee[edit]

Location:

  First Round Regional Semifinals Regional Final
                           
       
  Tennessee State 54  
    Fisk 65  
Fisk 59
  James Madison 54  
    Fisk 63
  New Orleans 78
         
       
New Orleans 85
    Southern 80  
     
  • Third Place – Tennessee State 98, Southern 88

West – San Luis Obispo, California[edit]

Location: Mott Gym

  First Round Regional Semifinals Regional Final
                           
       
  Cal Poly 66  
    Sonoma State 73  
Sonoma State 60
  San Diego 54  
    Sonoma State 56
  UC Riverside 71
         
       
UC Riverside 62
    Chico State 51  
     
  • Third Place – Cal Poly 81, Chico State 63

*denotes each overtime played

National Finals – Evansville, Indiana[edit]

Location: Roberts Municipal Stadium

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
Norfolk State 79
Assumption 89
Assumption 70
Morgan State 73
Morgan State 71
Bloomsburg 57
Morgan State 67
SW Missouri State 52
St. Joseph's (IN) 78
SW Missouri State 80
SW Missouri State 68
New Orleans 63
New Orleans 83
UC Riverside 78
  • Third Place – Assumption 115, New Orleans 103

*denotes each overtime played

All-tournament team[edit]

  • William Doolittle (Southwest Missouri State)
  • John Grochowski (Assumption)
  • Randy Magers (Southwest Missouri State)
  • Alvin O'Neal (Morgan State)
  • Marvin Webster (Morgan State)

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