1988 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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1988 (1988) NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
Teams 32
Finals Site Kemper Arena
Kansas City, Missouri
Champions Grand Canyon (AZ)
(3 title, 3 title game,
3 Final Four)
Runner-Up Auburn-Montgomery
(1 title game,
1 Final Four)
Semifinalists Charleston (SC)
(2 Final Four)
Waynesburg (PA)
(1 Final Four)
Chuck Taylor MVP Rodney Johns
(Grand Canyon)
Charles Stevenson
Hustle Award
Shawn McCallister
(Waynesburg (PA))
← 1987 NAIA Division I
Men's Tournaments
1989 →

The 1988 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was held in March at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. The 51st annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.[1] The last time 3rd and 4th decided on the court.

Awards and honors[edit]

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

1988 NAIA bracket[edit]

First Round Second Round Elite Eight NAIA National Semifinals NAIA National Championship
                             
1 St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) 93
- Hillsdale (Mich.) 83
1 St. Thomas Aquinas 84
16 Wisconsin Eau Claire 69
16 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 74
- Westmont (Calif.) 59
9 Charleston (S.C.) 81
TOP TIER
1 St. Thomas Aquinas 61
9 College of Charleston (S.C.) 78
- Defiance (Ohio) 62
9 Charleston (S.C.) 73'
- Ozarks (Ark.) 59
8 Transylvania (Ky.) 75
- Ozarks (Ark.) 79*
9 Charleston (S.C.) 70
4 Auburn-Montgomery 74
5 William Jewell (Mo.) 68
- Georgia College 55
12 Western Washington 70
5 William Jewell 89
12 Western Washington 80
- West Virginia Tech 67
5 William Jewell 49
TOP TIER
4 Auburn-Montgomery 51
13 Grace (Ind.) 97
- Paul Quinn (Tex.) 89
- Grace 66
4 Auburn-Montgomery 73
4 Auburn-Montgomey (Ala.) 79'
- Hawaii Pacific 69
4 Auburn-Montgomery 86
11 Grand Canyon 89*
3 David Lipscomb (Tenn.) 89
- East Texas Baptist 63
3 David Lipscomb 108
14 College of Idaho 123
14 College of Idaho 88
- Southern Nazarene (Okla.) 75
11 Grand Canyon 99*
BOTTOM TIER
14 College of Idaho 96
11 Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 103
- Hastings (Neb.) 75
11 Grand Canyon 101
6 Fort Hays State 95
6 Fort Hays State (Kan.) 95
- Belmont Abbey (N.C.) 63
11 Grand Canyon 108
2 Waynesburg 106
7 McKendree (Ill.) 124
- Huron (S.D.) 107
7 McKendree 79
- Dordt 86
10 Mobile (Ala.) 71
- Dordt (Iowa) 86
- Dordt 66
BOTTOM TIER
2 Waynesburg 87
15 Minnesota Duluth 70
- Eastern (Pa.) 42
15 Minnesota-Duluth 64
2 Waynesburg 68
2 Waynesburg (Pa.) 83
- Franklin Pierce (N.H.) 72
  •  * 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
     
9 Charleston (S.C.) 89
2 Waynesburg 61

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