Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Sport Basketball
Conference Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Number of teams 6
Format Single-elimination tournament
Played 1999–present
Current champion Hanover (5th)
Most championships Hanover (5)
Official website HCAC men's basketball

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament is the annual conference basketball championship tournament for the NCAA Division III Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The tournament has been held annually since 1999. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular conference season records.[1]

The winner, declared conference champion, receives the HCAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship.

Results[edit]

Year Champions Score Runner-Up Site
1999 Franklin 80–71 (2OT) Manchester North Manchester, IN
2000 Franklin 70–58 Manchester Franklin, IN
2001 Defiance 104–97 Manchester North Manchester, IN
2002 Franklin 92–87 Defiance Hanover, IN
2003 Hanover 79–60 Anderson Hanover, IN
2004 Hanover 61–48 Franklin Hanover, IN
2005 Hanover 66–56 Franklin Hanover, IN
2006 Transylvania 63–48 Franklin Lexington, KY
2007 Transylvania 77–64 Defiance Franklin, IN
2008 Franklin 82–76 Defiance Defiance, OH
2009 Transylvania 76–72 Franklin Lexington, KY
2010 Defiance 70–65 Anderson Anderson, IN
2011 Manchester 79–69 Hanover North Manchester, IN
2012 Rose-Hulman 76–73 (OT) Transylvania Lexington, KY
2013 Rose-Hulman 64–59 Hanover Terre Haute, IN
2014 Rose-Hulman 70–56 Hanover Terre Haute, IN
2015 Defiance 78–55 Bluffton Defiance, OH
2016 Mount St. Joseph 93–88 (OT) Rose-Hulman Defiance, OH
2017 Hanover 58–51 Mount St. Joseph Hanover, IN
2018 Hanover 80–70 Rose-Hulman Terre Haute, IN

Championship records[edit]

School Finals Record Finals Appearances Years
Hanover 5–3 8 2003, 2004, 2005, 2017, 2018
Franklin 4–4 8 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008
Defiance 3–3 6 2001, 2010, 2015
Rose-Hulman 3–2 5 2012, 2013, 2014
Transylvania 3–1 4 2006, 2007, 2009
Manchester 1–3 4 2011
Mount St. Joseph 1–1 2 2016
Anderson 0–2 2
Bluffton 0–1 1
  • Earlham has not yet qualified for the HCAC tournament finals
  • Wabash and Wilmington (OH) never qualified for the tournament finals as members of the HCAC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HCAC Men's Basketball Tournament History" (PDF). HCAC. 2018. Retrieved April 4, 2018.