2018 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament

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2018 NCAA Division II
Basketball Tournament
NCAA logo.svg
Teams64
Finals siteSanford Pentagon
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
ChampionsFerris State Bulldogs (1st title)
Runner-upNorthern State Wolves (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachAndy Bronkema (1st title)
MOPZach Hankins Ferris State
  • 2017 
  • NCAA Division II
    Basketball Tournament
  • 2019

The 2018 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament is the 62nd annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college basketball in the United States. Featuring sixty-four teams, it began on March 9, and concluded with the championship game on March 24.

The eight regional winners met in the Elite Eight for the quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds. For the second consecutive year, the Elite Eight was held at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Qualification[edit]

A total of 64 bids are available for each tournament: 24 automatic bids (awarded to the champions of the twenty-two Division II conferences) and 40 at-large bids.

The sixty-four bids are allocated evenly among the eight NCAA-designated regions (Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast, and West), each of which contains three of the twenty-four Division II conferences that sponsor men's basketball. Each region consists of three automatic qualifiers (the teams who won their respective conference tournaments) and five at-large bids (which are awarded regardless of conference affiliation).

Five teams qualified for their first NCAA Division II tournament in 2018: Ohio Dominican, Point Loma Nazarene, Saint Martin's, Southern Nazarene, and West Florida.

Regionals[edit]

Atlantic – Petersburg, Virginia[edit]

Location: VSU Multi-Purpose Center

First Round
Round of 64
March 10
Regional Semifinal
Round of 32
March 11
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 13
         
1 Virginia State (24–4) 81
8 Virginia Union (18–14) 76
1 Virginia State 58
5 Shippensburg 77
5 Shippensburg (23–7) 98
4 West Liberty (26–3) 66
5 Shippensburg 72
2 East Stroudsburg 84
3 Wheeling Jesuit (26–5) 77
6 West Chester (21–6) 82
6 West Chester 76
2 East Stroudsburg 90
7 Gannon (22–9) 69
2 East Stroudsburg (24–5) 78

Central – Maryville, Missouri[edit]

Location: Bearcat Arena

First Round
Round of 64
March 10
Regional Semifinal
Round of 32
March 11
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 13
         
1 NW Missouri State (27–3) 50
8 Minnesota State (22–9) 60
8 Minnesota State 74
4 SW Minnesota State 70
5 Missouri So. State (20–9) 77
4 SW Minnesota State (24–8) 81
8 Minnesota State 83
2 Northern State 90
3 Southern Nazarene (27–2) 68
6 St. Cloud State (23–8) 81
6 St. Cloud State 61
2 Northern State 68
7 Washburn (22–9) 73
2 Northern State (31–3) 93

East – Syracuse, New York[edit]

Location: Le Moyne Athletic Center

First Round
Round of 64
March 10
Regional Semifinal
Round of 32
March 11
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 13
         
1 Le Moyne (24–6) 75
8 Jefferson (21–13) 57
1 Le Moyne 67
5 Saint Rose 63
5 Saint Rose (20–9) 83
4 Saint Anselm (22–8) 71
1 Le Moyne 75
7 Bloomfield 59
3 Bridgeport (25–5) 70
6 Merrimack (19–11) 85
6 Merrimack 91
7 Bloomfield 109
7 Bloomfield (22–7) 91
2 St. Thomas Aquinas (26–6) 78

Midwest – Big Rapids, Michigan[edit]

Location: Jim Wink Arena

First Round
Round of 64
March 10
Regional Semifinal
Round of 32
March 11
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 13
         
1 Ferris State (32–1) 75
8 Ohio Dominican (20–10) 57
1 Ferris State 94
4 Lake Superior State 71
5 Hillsdale (21–9) 67
4 Lake Superior State (24–7) 81
1 Ferris State 80
3 Findlay 65
3 Findlay (26–4) 84
6 Drury (21–7) 65
3 Findlay 74
2 Bellarmine 73
7 Truman (20–10) 65
2 Bellarmine (28–2) 82

South – Atlanta, Georgia[edit]

Location: Forbes Arena

First Round
Round of 64
March 10
Regional Semifinal
Round of 32
March 11
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 13
         
1 Morehouse (25–2) 97
8 Florida Southern (20–10) 98*
8 Florida Southern 77
4 Eckerd 90
5 Valdosta State (26–4) 81
4 Eckerd (24–6) 85
4 Eckerd 72
7 Barry 79
3 Claflin (25–6) 72
6 Clark Atlanta (24–5) 61
3 Claflin 64
7 Barry 89
7 Barry (20–8) 90
2 West Florida (28–3) 73

* – Denotes overtime period

Southeast – Harrogate, Tennessee[edit]

Location: B. Frank "Tex" Turner Arena

First Round
Round of 64
March 10
Regional Semifinal
Round of 32
March 11
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 13
         
1 Lincoln Memorial (30–1) 90
8 King (19–10) 78
1 Lincoln Memorial 87
4 Clayton State 61
5 Carson–Newman (23–7) 69
4 Clayton State (23–6) 75
1 Lincoln Memorial 57
2 Queens 69
3 UNC Pembroke (26–5) 75
6 Francis Marion (20–9) 72
3 UNC Pembroke 63
2 Queens 75
7 Lees–McRae (23–8) 69
2 Queens (28–3) 90

South Central – Canyon, Texas[edit]

Location: First United Bank Center

First Round
Round of 64
March 10
Regional Semifinal
Round of 32
March 11
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 13
         
1 West Texas A&M (27–4) 79
8 Colorado Mines (22–8) 65
1 West Texas A&M 93
4 Texas A&M–Commerce 70
5 Fort Lewis (21–8) 62
4 Texas A&M–Commerce (24–6) 78
1 West Texas A&M 95
2 Texas–Permian Basin 87
3 Regis (26–5) 87
6 Dallas Baptist (26–5) 82
3 Regis 124
2 Texas–Permian Basin 130****
7 Arkansas–Fort Smith (24–5) 69
2 Texas–Permian Basin (25–5) 87

* – Denotes overtime period

West – Monmouth, Oregon[edit]

Location: WOU Physical Education Building

First Round
Round of 64
March 9
Regional Semifinal
Round of 32
March 10
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 12
         
1 Western Oregon (29–1) 73
8 Point Loma (21–9) 66
1 Western Oregon 77
5 Saint Martin's 55
5 Saint Martin's (24–8) 66
4 Cal Poly Pomona (23–6) 58
1 Western Oregon 76
3 California Baptist 80
3 California Baptist (25–5) 81
6 UC San Diego (21–10) 67
3 California Baptist 72
7 Azusa Pacific 68
7 Azusa Pacific (20–10) 69
2 Dixie State (23–6) 65

Elite Eight – Sioux Falls, South Dakota[edit]

National Quarterfinal
March 20
National Semifinal
March 22
National Championship
March 24
         
1 Ferris State 87
8 Barry 84
1 Ferris State 85
4 West Texas A&M 79
4 West Texas A&M 87
5 Le Moyne 73
1 Ferris State 71
3 Northern State 69
2 Queens 100
7 California Baptist 94
2 Queens 99
3 Northern State 105**
3 Northern State 79
6 East Stroudsburg 71

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