1975 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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1975 (1975) NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Kemper Arena
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Grand Canyon
(1 title, 1 title game,
1 Final Four)
Runner-Up Midwestern State
(1 title game,
1 Final Four)
Semifinalists Alcorn State
(2 Final Four)
St. Mary's (TX)
(2 Final Four)
Coach of the Year Ed Messbarger
(St. Mary’s (Texas))
Chuck Taylor MVP Bayard Forrest
(Grand Canyon (AZ))
Charles Stevenson
Hustle Award
Tom Kropp
(Kearney State (NE))
Top scorer John McGill (Alcorn State (Miss.))
( points)
← 1974 NAIA Division I
Men's Tournaments
1976 →

The 1975 NAIA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament was held in March at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. The 38th annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.[1] This would be the first tournament played in Kemper Arena.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Leading scorer: John McGill, Alcorn State (Miss.)
  • Leading rebounder:
  • Player of the Year: est. 1994[2]

1975 NAIA bracket[edit]

First Round Second Round Elite Eight NAIA National Semifinals NAIA National Championship
                             
1 Kentucky State 77
- Malone (Ohio) 85
- Malone 80
16 Tri-State 63
- Husson (Maine) 78
16 Tri-State (Ind.) 96
- Malone 87
TOP TIER
8 Alcorn State 101
9 Edinboro State (Pa.) 94
- Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.) 86
9 Edinboro State 79
8 Alcorn State 85
- Central Arkansas 77
8 Alcorn State (Miss.) 88
8 Alcorn State 68
5 Grand Canyon 88
5 Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 83
- Willamette (Ore.) 60
5 Grand Canyon 66
12 Illinois Wesleyan 63
- Montevallo (Ala.) 67
12 Illinois Wesleyan 76
13 Wisconsin-Parkside 54
TOP TIER
5 Grand Canyon 70
13 Wisconsin-Parkside 57
- Morningside (Iowa) 54
13 Wisconsin-Parkside 51
4 Marymount 48
- Monmouth (N.J.) 72
4 Marymount (Kan.) 86
5 Grand Canyon 65
7 Midwestern State 54
3 St. Mary's (Tex.) 75
- Newberry (S.C.) 59
3 St. Mary's 75
- Millersville 59
- Millersville State (Pa.) 82
14 Ferris State (Mich.) 81
3 St. Mary's 67
BOTTOM TIER
11 Winston-Salem State 59
11 Winston-Salem State (N.C.) 82
- Eastern Montana 75
11 Winston-Salem State 57
6 Central Washington State 56
- East Central State(Okla.) 65
6 Central Washington State 76
7 Midwestern State 65
3 St. Mary's 60
7 Midwestern State (Tex.) 89
- United States International (Calif.) 62
7 Midwestern State 90
10 Norfolk State 87
- William Jewell (Mo.) 64
10 Norfolk State (Va.) 83
7 Midwestern State 85
BOTTOM TIER
2 Fairmont State 80
15 Winona State (Minn.) 93
- Bryant (R.I.) 72
15 Winona State 84
2 Fairmont State 102
- Kearney State (Neb.) 86
2 Fairmont State (W.Va.) 94


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. This particular Consolation Game between Alcorn State and St. Mary's awas rematch of a 1974 Semifinal game (Alcorn State won both games).

NAIA Third Place Game
     
8 Alcorn State 76
3 St. Mary's 74

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