NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament

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NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament
NCAA logo.svg
Sport Basketball
Founded 1975
No. of teams 64.
Country NCAA Division III (USA)
Most recent
champion(s)
Babson (1)
TV partner(s) CBS Sports Network
Official website NCAA.com

The NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship is an annual tournament to determine NCAA Division III national champion.

Since 1996, the NCAA Division III men's basketball championship has been held at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia. The event has been hosted by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and the City of Salem. Since 2017, the tournament is a 64-team single-elimination tournament, with teams advancing from four regionals to the semifinals and final in Salem.

For 2013, as part of the celebration of the 75th NCAA Division I tournament, the championship games in both the Division II and Division III NCAA tournaments were played at Philips Arena in Atlanta.[1] Since 2014, the final game returned to Salem.[2]

Qualification[edit]

Since 2017, a total of 64 bids are available for the tournament:

  • 42 automatic bids, awarded to the champions of all Division III conferences.
  • 22 at-large bids.

The American Collegiate Athletic Association, formed in 2017 and starting play in 2017–18, will not be eligible for an automatic bid until 2019–20 (its third season of operation). It launched with eight members, seven of which sponsor men's basketball.

Conference tournaments[edit]

Conference Tournament Current Champion (2017)
AMCC AMCC Men's Basketball Tournament Medaille (21-6)
American Southwest American Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Hardin–Simmons (22-6)
Capital Capital Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Christopher Newport (25-2)
Centennial Centennial Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[3] Swarthmore (22-5)
CUNYAC CUNYAC Men's Basketball Tournament[4] Staten Island (21-6)
CCIW CCIW Men's Basketball Tournament[5] North Central (IL) (17-10)
CSAC Colonial States Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[6] Neumann (25-2)
CCC Commonwealth Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[7] Nichols (23-5)
Empire 8 Empire 8 Men's Basketball Tournament[8] St. John Fisher (22-5)
GNAC Great Northeast Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[9] Albertus Magnus (23-4)
Heartland Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[10] Hanover (23-3)
Iowa Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[11] Wartburg (19-9)
Landmark Landmark Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[12] Scranton (21-6)
Liberty Liberty League Men's Basketball Tournament[13] Union (NY) (16-10)
Little East Little East Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[14] Eastern Connecticut State (20-8)
MASCAC MASCAC Men's Basketball Tournament[15] Salem State (17-10)
Michigan Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament[16] Calvin (17-10)
MAC Commonwealth Middle Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Tournaments[17] Lycoming (23-4)
MAC Freedom Misericordia (20-7)
Midwest Midwest Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[18] Ripon (20-5)
Minnesota Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[19] Bethel (Minnesota) (21-6)
NECC NECC Men's Basketball Tournament[20] Becker (19-8)
NESCAC NESCAC Men's Basketball Tournament[21] Middlebury (24-3)
NEWMAC NEWMAC Men's Basketball Tournament[22] MIT (21-6)
NJAC New Jersey Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[23] Ramapo (25-2)
North Atlantic North Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Championship[24] Husson (21-6)
NCAC NCAC Men's Basketball Tournament[25] Wooster (21-7)
NEAC NEAC Men's Basketball Championship[26] Morrisville State (22-6)
NACC Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[27] Benedictine (Illinois) (23-4)
Northwest Northwest Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Whitman (27–0)
Ohio Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[28] Marietta (24-4)
ODAC Old Dominion Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[29] Guilford (23-5)
Presidents Presidents' Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[30] Thomas More (22-6)
Skyline Skyline Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[31] Farmingdale State (20-7)
SLIAC SLIAC Men's Basketball Tournament[32] Westminster (Missouri) (19-8)
SAA Southern Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament Rhodes (17-10)
SCIAC SCIAC Men's Basketball Tournament Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (22-4)
SCAC Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[33] Texas Lutheran (19-9)
SUNYAC SUNYAC Men's Basketball Tournament[34] Oswego State (21-6)
UAA No tournament Washington U. in St. Louis (20-5)
UMAC Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament[35] Northwestern-St. Paul (20-7)
USA South USA South Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament LaGrange (18-10)
WIAC WIAC Men's Basketball Tournament Wisconsin-River Falls (24-3)

Team appearances[edit]

Summary[edit]

NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship
Year Finals Site Championship Game Semifinalists Tournament MOP
(University)
Winner Score Runner-up
1975
Details
Reading, Pennsylvania LeMoyne–Owen 57–54 Glassboro State Augustana (IL)
Brockport
Bob Newman
(LeMoyne–Owen)
1976
Details
Scranton 60–57
(OT)
Wittenberg Augustana (IL)
Plattsburgh State
Jack Maher
(Scranton)
1977
Details
Rock Island, Illinois Wittenberg 79–66 Oneonta State Scranton
Hamline
Rick White
(Wittenberg)
1978
Details
North Park 69–57 Widener Albion
Stony Brook
Michael Harper
(North Park)
1979
Details
North Park (2) 66–62 SUNY Potsdam Franklin & Marshall
Centre
Michael Harper
(North Park)
1980
Details
North Park (3) 83–76 Upsala Wittenberg
Longwood
Michael Thomas
(North Park)
1981
Details
SUNY Potsdam 67–65
(OT)
Augustana (IL) Ursinus
Otterbein
Maxwell Artis
(Augustana–IL)
1982
Details
Grand Rapids, Michigan Wabash 83–62 SUNY Potsdam Brooklyn
Stanislaus State
Pete Metzelaars
(Wabash)
1983
Details
Scranton (2) 64–63 Wittenberg Roanoke
Wisconsin–Whitewater
Bill Bessoir
(Scranton)
1984
Details
Wisconsin–Whitewater 103–86 Clark (MA) DePauw
Upsala
Andre McKoy
(Wisconsin–Whitewater)
1985
Details
North Park (4) 72–71 Potsdam State Nebraska Wesleyan
Widener
Earnest Hubbard
(North Park)
1986
Details
Potsdam State (2) 76–73 LeMoyne–Owen Nebraska Wesleyan
New Jersey City
Roosevelt Bullock
(Potsdam State)
1987
Details
North Park (5) 106–100 Clark (MA) Wittenberg
Richard Stockton
Michael Starks
(North Park)
1988
Details
Ohio Wesleyan 92–70 Scranton Nebraska Wesleyan
Hartwick
Scott Tedder
(Ohio Wesleyan)
1989
Details
Springfield, Ohio Wisconsin–Whitewater (2) 94–86 Trenton State Southern Maine
Centre
Greg Grant
(Trenton State)
1990
Details
Rochester 43–42 DePauw Washington College
Calvin
Chris Fite
(Rochester)
1991
Details
Wisconsin–Platteville 81–74 Franklin & Marshall Otterbein
Ramapo
Shawn Frison
(Wisconsin–Platteville)
1992
Details
Calvin 62–49 Rochester Wisconsin–Platteville
New Jersey City
Steve Honderd
(Calvin)
1993
Details
Buffalo, New York Ohio Northern 71–68 Augustana (IL) Rowan
UMass–Dartmouth
Kirk Anderson
(Augustana–IL)
1994
Details
Lebanon Valley 66–59
(OT)
NYU Wittenberg
St. Thomas (MN)
Mike Rhoades/Adam Crawford
(Lebanon Valley/NYU)
1995
Details
Wisconsin–Platteville (2) 69–55 Manchester (IN) Rowan
Trinity (CT)
Ernie Peavy
(Wisconsin–Platteville)
1996
Details
Salem, Virginia Rowan 100–93 Hope Illinois Wesleyan
Franklin & Marshall
Terrence Stewart
(Rowan)
1997
Details
Illinois Wesleyan 89–86 Nebraska Wesleyan Williams
Alvernia
Bryan Crabtree
(Illinois Wesleyan)
1998
Details
Wisconsin–Platteville (3) 69–56 Hope Williams
Wilkes
Ben Hoffmann
(Wisconsin–Platteville)
1999
Details
Wisconsin–Platteville (4) 76–75
(2OT)
Hampden–Sydney Connecticut College
William Paterson
Merrill Brunson
(Wisconsin–Platteville)
2000
Details
Calvin (2) 79–74 Wisconsin–Eau Claire Salem State
Franklin & Marshall
Sherm Carstensen
(Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
2001
Details
Catholic 76–62 William Paterson Illinois Wesleyan
Ohio Northern
Pat Maloney
(Catholic)
2002
Details
Otterbein 102–83 Elizabethtown Carthage
Rochester
Jeff Gibbs
(Otterbein)
2003
Details
Williams 67–65 Gustavus Adolphus Wooster
Hampden–Sydney
Benjamin Coffin
(Williams)
2004[36]
Details
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 84–82 Williams John Carroll
Amherst
Nick Bennett
(Wisconsin–Stevens Point)
2005
Details
Wisconsin–Stevens Point (2) 73–49 Rochester Calvin
York (PA)
Jason Kalsow
(Wisconsin–Stevens Point)
2006
Details
Virginia Wesleyan 59–56[37] Wittenberg Illinois Wesleyan
Amherst
Ton Ton Balenga
(Virginia Wesleyan)
2007
Details
Amherst 80–67[38] Virginia Wesleyan Washington–St. Louis
Wooster
Andrew Olson
(Amherst)
2008
Details
Washington–St. Louis 90–68 Amherst Hope
Ursinus
Troy Ruths
(Washington–St. Louis)
2009
Details
Washington–St. Louis (2) 61–52[39] Richard Stockton Guilford
Franklin & Marshall
Sean Wallis
(Washington–St. Louis)
2010
Details
Wisconsin–Stevens Point (3) 78–73[40] Williams Guilford
Randolph–Macon
Matt Moses
(Wisconsin–Stevens Point)
2011
Details
St. Thomas (MN) 78–54[41] Wooster Middlebury
Williams
Tyler Nicolai
(St. Thomas–MN)
2012
Details
Wisconsin–Whitewater (3) 63–60[42] Cabrini Illinois Wesleyan
MIT
Chris Davis
(Wisconsin–Whitewater)
2013
Details
Atlanta Amherst (2) 87-70[43] Mary Hardin–Baylor St. Thomas (MN)
North Central (IL)
Allen Williamson
(Amherst)
2014
Details
Salem, Virginia Wisconsin–Whitewater (4) 75-73[44] Williams Amherst
Illinois Wesleyan
K. J. Evans
(Wisconsin–Whitewater)
2015
Details
Wisconsin–Stevens Point (4) 70-54 Augustana (IL) Babson
Virginia Wesleyan
Austin Ryf
(Wisconsin–Stevens Point)
2016
Details
St. Thomas (MN) (2) 82-76. Benedictine Christopher Newport
Amherst
Taylor Montero
(St. Thomas-MN)
2017
Details
Babson 79-78. Augustana (IL) Whitman
Williams
Joey Flannery
(Babson)

Locations[edit]

Championships by Schools[edit]

School Titles Years
North Park 5 1978, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1987
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 4 2004, 2005, 2010, 2015
Wisconsin–Whitewater 4 1984, 1989, 2012, 2014
Wisconsin–Platteville 4 1991, 1995, 1998, 1999
St. Thomas (MN) 2 2011, 2016.
Amherst 2 2007, 2013
Calvin 2 1992, 2000
Potsdam State 2 1981, 1986
Scranton 2 1976, 1983
Washington (MO) 2 2008, 2009
Babson 1 2017
Virginia Wesleyan 1 2006
Williams 1 2003
Otterbein 1 2002
Catholic 1 2001
Illinois Wesleyan 1 1997
Rowan 1 1996
Lebanon Valley 1 1994
Ohio Northern 1 1993
Rochester 1 1990
Ohio Wesleyan 1 1988
Wabash 1 1982
Wittenberg 1 1977
LeMoyne-Owen 1 1975

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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