2009 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament

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2009 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament
NCAA logo.svg
Teams 64
Finals Site Springfield, Massachusetts
Champions Findlay (1st title)
Runner-Up Cal Poly Pomona (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Ron Niekamp (1st title)
MOP Josh Bostic Findlay
Attendance 63,563
  • 2008 
  • NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament
  • 2010

The 2009 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament involved 64 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 2008–09 basketball season. It began on March 14, 2008, and concluded as the Findlay Oilers defeated the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 56–53 in overtime on March 28.[1]

Brackets[edit]

Southeast Regional – Augusta, Georgia[edit]

First Round Sectional Semifinals Sectional Finals
                 
1 Augusta State 62
8 Tusculum 60
1 Augusta State 77
5 Barton 61
5 Georgia Coll. & State U. 78
4 Barton 80
1 Augusta State 85
2 SC-Aiken 57
3 Armstrong Atlantic 67
6 Catawba 74
6 Catawba 72
2 SC-Aiken 85
7 SC-Aiken 88
2 Lenoir-Rhyne 70

South Regional – Lakeland, Florida[edit]

First Round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                 
1 Florida Southern 94
8 LeMoyne-Owen 77
1 Florida Southern 95*
4 Arkansas Tech 92
5 Arkansas Tech 63
4 Benedict 62
1 Florida Southern 72
2 Christian Brothers 82
3 Claflin 54
6 Valdosta State 50
3 Claflin 53
2 Christian Brothers 72
7 Christian Brothers 63
2 Delta State 54

West Regional – Laie, Hawaii[edit]

First Round Sectional Semifinals Sectional Finals
                 
1 Brigham Young-Hawaii 98
8 Humboldt State 84
1 Brigham Young-Hawaii 84
4 Cal. St. Dom. Hills 71
5 Cal. St. Dom. Hills 87
4 Central Washington 83
1 Brigham Young-Hawaii 58
3 Cal Poly Pomona 59
3 Cal Poly Pomona 83
6 Cal St.-San Bernardino 81
3 Cal Poly Pomona 80
7 Seattle Pacific 62
7 Western Washington 77
2 Seattle Pacific 82

Central Regional – Marshall, Minnesota[edit]

First Round Sectional Semifinals Sectional Finals
                 
1 Southwest Minn. St. 69
8 Northern State 47
1 Southwest Minn. St. 77
4 Minnesota State Mankato 69
5 Minnesota State Mankato 81
4 Fort Lewis 67
1 Southwest Minn. St. 73
7 Augustana (S.D.) 60
3 Metro State 59
6 Winona State 60
6 Winona State 82
7 Augustana (S.D.) 88
7 Augustana (S.D.) 73
2 St. Cloud State 72

Atlantic Regional – Erie, Pennsylvania[edit]

First Round Sectional Semifinals Sectional Finals
                 
1 Gannon 76
8 Pitt Johnstown 53
1 Gannon 67
5 Alderson-Broaddus 65
5 Johnson C. Smith 83
4 Alderson-Broaddus 93
1 Gannon 84
3 Kutztown 73
3 Kutztown 99
6 West Virginia State 88
3 Kutztown 92
7 Indiana (Pa.) 86
7 Indiana (Pa.) 69
2 Virginia Union 63

South Central Regional – Warrensburg, Missouri[edit]

First Round Sectional Semifinals Sectional Finals
                 
1 Central Missouri 78
8 Texas A&M-Kingsville 55
1 Central Missouri 67
4 Midwestern State 65
5 Midwestern State 87
4 Incarnate Word 82
1 Central Missouri 98
2 Southwest Baptist 63
3 Central Oklahoma 75
6 Dallas Baptist 89
6 Dallas Baptist 74
2 Southwest Baptist 68
7 Angelo State 84
2 Southwest Baptist 89

East Regional – Brookville, New York[edit]

First Round Sectional Semifinals Sectional Finals
                 
1 C.W. Post 73
8 Philadelphia Univ. 51
1 C.W. Post 75
4 Assumption 61
5 Assumption 61
4 Stonehill College 49
1 C.W. Post 82
2 Bentley 76
3 UMass Lowell 84
6 Merrimack 86*
6 Merrimack 76
2 Bentley 79**
7 Bentley 79
2 Bridgeport 53

Midwest Regional – Findlay, Ohio[edit]

First Round Sectional Semifinals Sectional Finals
                 
1 Findlay 66
8 Grand Valley State 51
1 Findlay 81
4 Southern Indiana 59
5 Southern Indiana 78
4 Rockhurst 72
1 Findlay 89*
2 Bellarmine 86
3 Northern Kentucky 72
6 Lake Superior State 75**
6 Lake Superior State 83
2 Bellarmine 92
7 Kentucky Wesleyan 65
2 Bellarmine 76

Elite Eight – Springfield, Massachusetts[edit]

Location: MassMutual Center

Elite Eight Final Four Finals
                 
SE1 Augusta State 70
S2 Christian Brothers 62
SE1 Augusta State 70
W3 Cal Poly Pomona 74
W3 Cal Poly Pomona 79
C1 SW Minnesota St. 74
W3 Cal Poly Pomona 53
M1 Findlay 56*
A1 Gannon 77
SC1 Central Missouri 86
SC1 Central Missouri 65
M1 Findlay 67
E1 C.W. Post 79
M1 Findlay 89

Game summaries[edit]

Elite Eight[edit]

Final Four[edit]

Cal Poly Pomona beat Augusta State in a Final Four victory 74–70. The Jaguars were down by 11 with about 6 minutes to play, but rallied on a 14–2 run that put them ahead, 68–67. They only scored two points the rest of the game while the Broncos scored seven to win the game. They were led by Larry Gordon, who recorded 20 points and 11 rebounds.[2]

National Championship Game[edit]

Teams 1st Half 2nd Half OT Final
CPP 20 22 11 53
FIND 30 12 14 56

In the Division II National Championship Game, top seeded Findlay Oilers played third-seeded Cal Poly Pomona Broncos. The Broncos, who had traveled 10,000 miles over the postseason, were losing to the undefeated Oilers for much of the game. Cal Poly Pomona managed to tie it at 18–18 before the Oilers went on a 12–2 run to lead by 10 at the half. Findlay widened the lead to 14 with slightly over 16 minutes left. That was the last time the Oilers scored for the next eight minutes while the Broncos recorded 13 straight points to come within one.[3]

Walter Thompson, the point guard for the Broncos, made a three-pointer with 7:08 in regulation to tie the game at 38. They snatched the lead on the next possession at 41–40. Cal Poly Pomona center Tobias Jahn added a point on his two free throws for a 42–42 tie. With 1:42 left in the game, neither team managed to put points on the board. After Thompson missed a rebound on Austin Swift's attempted 3-pointer, the game went into overtime.[3]

Throughout overtime, the lead changed several times. The game was tied at 53 with 24 seconds left on the clock. Broncos defence forced a held ball on Findlay with 2.4 seconds to the game's end, although they kept possession. On an inbounds play, Tyler Evans drained his first three of the night, sealing an Oiler victory by a score of 56–53.[3]

All-tournament team[edit]

  • Josh Bostic (Findlay)
  • Larry Gordon (Cal Poly-Pomona)
  • Morgan Lewis (Findlay)
  • Walter Thompson (Cal Poly-Pomona)
  • Sanijay Watts (Central Missouri)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_basketball_champs_records/2011/d2/champs.pdf
  2. ^ "Augusta State Falls to Cal Poly-Pomona in Final Four". ASU Sports Communications. WJBF. March 26, 2009. Archived from the original on 30 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  3. ^ a b c Bendetson, William (2009-03-29). "Cal Poly Pomona loses in overtime in Division II title game". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 

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