1987 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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1987 (1987) NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Kemper Arena
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Washburn
(1 title, 1 title game,
2 Final Four)
Runner-Up West Virginia State
(1 title game,
1 Final Four)
Semifinalists Central Washington
(5 Final Four)
Georgetown (KY)
(3 Final Four)
Chuck Taylor MVP Tom Meier
(Washburn (KS))
Charles Stevenson
Hustle Award
Bobby Sumler
(Washburn (KS))
← 1986 NAIA Division I
Men's Tournaments
1988 →

The 1987 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was held in March at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. The 50th annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Leading scorers:
  • Leading rebounder:
  • Player of the Year: est. 1994.[2]

1987 NAIA bracket[edit]

First Round Second Round Elite Eight NAIA National Semifinals NAIA National Championship
                             
1 Oklahoma City 101
- Northwood (Mich.) 66
1 Oklahoma City 67
16 Georgetown 67
16 Georgetown (Ky.) 57
- Minnesota-Duluth 46
16 Georgetown 81
TOP TIER
9 Trevecca Nazarene 66
9 Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) 82
- Wayland Baptist (Tex.) 68
9 Trevecca Nazarene 73'
8 St. Mary’s 68
8 St. Mary’s (Tex.) 74
- Rio Grande (Ohio) 54
16 Georgetown 67
4 West Virginia State 74
- Valley City State (N.D.) 63
5 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 61
- Valley City State 84
- Waynesburg 86
- Waynesburg (Pa.) 108
12 Kearney State (Neb.) 104
- Waynesburg 67
TOP TIER
4 West Virginia State 73
13 Oregon Tech 67
- Northwestern (Iowa) 63
13 Oregon Tech 90
4 West Virginia State 92*
4 West Virginia State 98'
- Harding (Ark.) 86
4 West Virginia State 77
6 Washburn 79
3 Biola (Calif.) 66
- St. Joseph’s (Maine) 78
- St. Joseph’s 66
14 Auburn-Montgomery 76
14 Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.) 85
- Eureka (Ill.) 54
6 Washburn 69
BOTTOM TIER
14 Auburn-Montgomery 61
11 Southern Tech (Ga.) 56
- Taylor (Ind.) 65
- Taylor 44
6 Washburn 74
6 Washburn (Kan.) 87
- Cabrini (Pa.) 64
6 Washburn 65
10 Central Washington 63
7 St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) 83
- William Carey (Miss.) 68
7 St. Thomas Aquinas 83
10 Central Washington 84
10 Central Washington 86
- Atlantic Christian (N.C.) 83
10 Central Washington 92
BOTTOM TIER
15 Hawaii-Hilo 75
15 Hawaii-Hilo 82
- Missouri Southern State 79
15 Hawaii-Hilo 65
2 Charleston (S.C.) 57
2 College of Charleston (S.C.) 67
- Western State (Colo.) 51
  •  * 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
     
14 Central Washington 79
10 Georgetown 69

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