NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship

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NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship
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No. of teams64
CountryNCAA Division II (USA)
Most recent champion(s)Drury (1)
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NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship
NCAA logo.svg
No. of teams64
CountryNCAA Division II (USA)
Most recent champion(s)Drury (1)

The NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship is an annual championship tournament for colleges and universities that are members of NCAA Division II, a grouping of schools in the United States (plus one school in Canada) that are generally smaller than the higher-profile institutions of Division I. The tournament, originally known as the NCAA College Division Basketball Championship, was established in 1957, immediately after the NCAA subdivided its member schools into the University Division (today's Division I) and College Division. It became the Division II championship in 1974, when the NCAA split the College Division into the limited-scholarship Division II and the non-scholarship Division III, and added the "Men's" designation in 1982 when the NCAA began sponsoring a Division II women's championship.

Like all other NCAA basketball divisions for men and women, the champion is decided in a single-elimination tournament. The Division II tournament has 64 teams. The Division II tournaments for men and women differ in a major respect from those in Divisions I and III. The finals of both Division II tournaments consist of eight teams, instead of the four in the other two divisions. The eight survivors of regional play meet in the Elite Eight at a predetermined site.

Championship game results[edit]


YearChampionScoreRunner upScore
1957Wheaton89Kentucky Wesleyan65
1958South Dakota75St. Michael's53
1959Evansville83Southwest Missouri State67
1961Wittenberg42Southeast Missouri State38
1962Mount St. Mary's58Sacramento State57
1963South Dakota State44Wittenberg42
1965Evansville85Southern Illinois82
1966Kentucky Wesleyan54Southern Illinois51
1967Winston-Salem State77Southwest Missouri State74
1968Kentucky Wesleyan63Indiana State52
1969Kentucky Wesleyan75Southwest Missouri State71
1970Philadelphia Textile76Tennessee State65
1971Evansville97Old Dominion82
1973Kentucky Wesleyan78Tennessee State76
1974Morgan State67Southwest Missouri State52
1975Old Dominion76New Orleans74
1976Puget Sound83Chattanooga74
1978Cheyney47Wisconsin-Green Bay40
1979North Alabama64Wisconsin-Green Bay50
1980Virginia Union80New York Tech74
1981Florida Southern73Mount St. Mary's68
1982District of Columbia73Florida Southern63
1983Wright State92District of Columbia73
1984Central Missouri State81St. Augustine's77
1985Jacksonville State74South Dakota State73
1986Sacred Heart93Southeast Missouri State87
1987Kentucky Wesleyan92Gannon74
1989North Carolina Central73Southeast Missouri State46
1990Kentucky Wesleyan93Cal State Bakersfield79
1991North Alabama79Bridgeport72
1992Virginia Union100Bridgeport75
1993Cal State Bakersfield85Troy State72
1994Cal State Bakersfield92Southern Indiana86
1995Southern Indiana71UC Riverside63
1996Fort Hays State70Northern Kentucky63
1997Cal State Bakersfield57Northern Kentucky56
1998UC Davis83Kentucky Wesleyan77
1999Kentucky Wesleyan75Metropolitan State60
2000Metropolitan State97Kentucky Wesleyan79
2001Kentucky Wesleyan72Washburn63
2002Metropolitan State80Kentucky Wesleyan72
2003*Northeastern State75Kentucky Wesleyan64
2004Kennesaw State84Southern Indiana59
2005Virginia Union63Bryant58
2006Winona State73Virginia Union61
2007Barton77Winona State75
2008Winona State87Augusta State76
2009Findlay56Cal Poly Pomona53
2010Cal Poly Pomona65Indiana (PA)53
2012Western Washington72Montevallo65
2013[4]Drury74Metropolitan State73

† Overtime

* Kentucky Wesleyan subsequently forfeited its 2003 runner-up status after it was revealed they had let two ineligible transfer players play[5]

Schools ranked by most championships[edit]

Kentucky Wesleyan8
Cal State Bakersfield3
Virginia Union3
Metropolitan State2
North Alabama2
Winona State2


1957–1976Roberts Municipal Stadium (Evansville, Indiana)
1977MassMutual Center (Springfield, Massachusetts)
1978–1979Hammons Student Center (Springfield, Missouri)
1980–1994MassMutual Center (Springfield, Massachusetts)
1995–2000Commonwealth Convention Center (Louisville, Kentucky)
2001Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, California)
2002Roberts Municipal Stadium (Evansville, Indiana)
2003Lakeland Center (Lakeland, Florida)
2004Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, California)
2005Bison Sports Arena (Fargo, North Dakota)
2006–2011MassMutual Center (Springfield, Massachusetts)
2012The Bank of Kentucky Center (Highland Heights, Kentucky)[6]
2013Freedom Hall (Louisville, Kentucky) – quarterfinals and semifinals[7]
Philips Arena (Atlanta, Georgia) – final[8]
2014Ford Center (Evansville, Indiana)

Former Division II Champions now in Division I[edit]

Source: [9]

SchoolChampionshipYear movedCurrent Conference
South Dakota19582006The Summit League
Evansville1959, 1960, 1964, 1965, 19711978Missouri Valley Conference
Mount St. Mary's19621989Northeast Conference
South Dakota State19632005The Summit League
Morgan State19741985Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Old Dominion19751977Colonial Athletic Association
Chattanooga19771978Southern Conference
Wright State19831988Horizon League
Jacksonville State19851996Ohio Valley Conference
UMass-Lowell19882013America East Conference
North Carolina Central19892008Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Cal State Bakersfield1993, 1994, 19972007Independent (Western Athletic Conference in 2013)
UC Davis19982004Big West Conference
Kennesaw State20042006Atlantic Sun Conference

See also[edit]