1978 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament

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1978 NCAA Division II
Basketball Tournament
Finals siteSpringfield, Missouri
ChampionsCheyney State Wolves (1st title)
Runner-upGreen Bay Phoenix (1st title game)
Winning coachJohn Chaney (1st title)
MOPAndrew Fields, Cheyney
  • 1977 
  • NCAA Division II
    Basketball Tournament
  • 1979

The 1978 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament involved 32 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 1977-8 NCAA Division II men's basketball season. It was won by Cheyney State of Pennsylvania and Cheyney's Andrew Fields was the Most Outstanding Player.

Regional participants[edit]

School Outcome
Adelphi Fourth Place
Cheyney State Regional Champion
Hartwick Third Place
Philadelphia College Runner-up
School Outcome
Bridgeport Third Place
Bryant Fourth Place
Merrimack Runner-up
Sacred Heart Regional Champion
School Outcome
Augusta College Fourth Place
Florida A&M Runner-up
Florida Tech Regional Champion
Livingston Third Place
School Outcome
Cal State Northridge Runner-up
Puget Sound Fourth Place
San Diego Regional Champion
UC Davis Fourth Place
School Outcome
Eastern Illinois Regional Champion
Indiana State–Evansville Runner-up
Northern Kentucky Fourth Place
St. Joseph's (IN) Third Place
School Outcome
Albany State Third Place
Elizabeth City State Regional Champion
NYIT Fourth Place
Towson Runner-up
School Outcome
Columbus College Fourth Place
Lincoln (MO) Regional Champion
Mississippi College Third Place
SW Missouri State Runner-up
School Outcome
Augustana (SD) Runner-up
Chapman Fourth Place
UW–Green Bay Regional Champion
South Dakota State Third Place

*denotes tie


East - Cheyney, Pennsylvania[edit]

Location: Cope Hall

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Cheyney State 78
Adelphi 64
Cheyney State 73
Philadelphia College 60
Philadelphia College 73
Hartwick 62
  • Third Place - Hartwick 77, Adelphi 74

New England - North Andover, Massachusetts[edit]

Location: Volpe Center

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Merrimack 116
Bryant 91
Merrimack 83
Sacred Heart 84*
Sacred Heart 73
Bridgeport 70
  • Third Place - Bridgeport 89, Bryant 85

South - Orlando, Florida[edit]

Location: Florida Tech Fieldhouse

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Florida Tech 86
Augusta College 66
Florida Tech 85
Florida A&M 78
Florida A&M 72
Livingston 69
  • Third Place - Livingston 91, Augusta State 90

West - Northridge, California[edit]

Location: Matador Gymnasium

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Cal State Northridge 79
UC Davis 73
Cal State Northridge 67
San Diego 70
San Diego 91
Puget Sound 85
  • Third Place - Puget Sound 96, UC Davis 73

Great Lakes - Charleston, Illinois[edit]

Location: Lantz Arena

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Eastern Illinois 100
St. Joseph's (IN) 93
Eastern Illinois 79
Indiana State-Evansville 67
Indiana State-Evansville 86
Northern Kentucky 78
  • Third Place - St. Joseph's 93, Northern Kentucky 87

South Atlantic - Towson, Maryland[edit]

Location: Towson Center

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Towson 106
Albany State 89
Towson 73
Elizabeth City State 84
Elizabeth City State 64
  • Third Place - Albany State 81, NYIT 78

South Central - Springfield, Missouri[edit]

Location: Hammons Center

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
SW Missouri State 69
Columbus College 67
SW Missouri State 83
Lincoln 84
Lincoln (MO) 82
Mississippi College 73
  • Third Place - Mississippi College 96, Columbus State 75

North Central - Green Bay, Wisconsin[edit]

Location: Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
UW–Green Bay 80
South Dakota State 57
UW–Green Bay 72
Augustana (SD) 60
Augustana (SD) 78
Chapman 66
  • Third Place - South Dakota State 61, Chapman 59

*denotes each overtime played

National Quarterfinals[edit]

Quarterfinal - New Haven, CT
Cheyney State 59
Sacred Heart 57
Quarterfinal - Orlando, FL
Florida Tech 77
San Diego 71
Quarterfinal - Charleston, IL
Eastern Illinois 84
Elizabeth City State 71
Quarterfinal - Green Bay, WI
Lincoln (MO) 61
UW–Green Bay 63

National Finals - Springfield, Missouri[edit]

Location: Hammons Center

Semifinals Final
Cheyney State 79
Florida Tech 63
Cheyney State 47
UW–Green Bay 40
Eastern Illinois 43
UW–Green Bay 58
  • Third Place - Eastern Illinois 77, Florida Tech 67

*denotes each overtime played

All-tournament team[edit]

  • Tom Anderson (Wisconsin-Green Bay)
  • Andrew Fields (Cheyney)
  • Kenneth Hynson (Cheyney)
  • Jerry Prather (Florida Tech†)
  • Charlie Thomas (Eastern Illinois)

† Florida Tech is now known as University of Central Florida, as opposed to the current Florida Institute of Technology.