NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship

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NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship
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SportBasketball
Founded1957
No. of teams64
CountryNCAA Division II (USA)
Most recent champion(s)Central Missouri (2)
Official websiteNCAA.com
 
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NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship
NCAA logo.svg
SportBasketball
Founded1957
No. of teams64
CountryNCAA Division II (USA)
Most recent champion(s)Central Missouri (2)
Official websiteNCAA.com

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]

NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship
YearFinals SiteHost ArenaChampionship GameTournament MVP
WinnerScoreRunner-up
1957
Details
Evansville, INRoberts Municipal StadiumWheaton89–65Kentucky WesleyanMel Peterson
(Wheaton)
1958
Details
South Dakota75–53St. Michael'sEd Smallwood
(Evansville)
1959
Details
Evansville83–67Southwest Missouri StateHugh Ahlering
(Evansville)
1960
Details
Evansville (2)90–69ChapmanEd Smallwood
(Evansville)
1961
Details
Wittenberg42–38Southeast Missouri StateDon Jacobson
(South Dakota State)
1962
Details
Mount St. Mary's58–57
(OT)
Sacramento StateRon Rohrer
(Sacramento State)
1963
Details
South Dakota State44–42WittenbergWayne Rasmussen
(South Dakota State)
1964
Details
Evansville (3)72–59AkronJerry Sloan
(Evansville)
1965
Details
Evansville (4)85–82
(OT)
Southern IllinoisJerry Sloan
(Evansville)
1966
Details
Kentucky Wesleyan54–51Southern IllinoisSam Smith
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
1967
Details
Winston-Salem State77–74Southwest Missouri StateEarl Monroe
(Winston-Salem State)
1968
Details
Kentucky Wesleyan (2)63–52Indiana StateJerry Newsom
(Indiana State)
1969
Details
Kentucky Wesleyan (3)75–71Southwest Missouri StateGeorge Tinsley
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
1970
Details
Philadelphia Textile76–65Tennessee StateTed McClain
(Tennessee State)
1971
Details
Evansville (5)97–82Old DominionDon Buse
(Evansville)
1972
Details
Roanoke College84–72AkronHal Johnston
(Roanoke College)
1973
Details
Kentucky Wesleyan (4)78–76Tennessee StateMike Williams
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
1974
Details
Morgan State67–52Southwest Missouri StateMarvin Webster
(Morgan State)
1975
Details
Old Dominion76–74New OrleansWilson Washington
(Old Dominion)
1976
Details
Puget Sound83–74ChattanoogaCurt Peterson
(Puget Sound)
1977
Details
Springfield, MASpringfield Civic CenterChattanooga71–62Randolph-MaconWayne Golden
(Chattanooga)
1978
Details
Springfield, MOHammons Student CenterCheyney State47–40Wisconsin–Green BayAndrew Fields
(Cheyney)
1979
Details
North Alabama64–50Wisconsin-Green BayPerry Oden
(North Alabama)
1980
Details
Springfield, MASpringfield Civic CenterVirginia Union80–74New York TechKeith Valentine
(Virginia Union)
1981
Details
Florida Southern73–68Mount St. Mary'sJohn Ebeling
(Florida Southern)
1982
Details
District of Columbia73–63Florida SouthernMichael Britt
(District of Columbia)
1983
Details
Wright State92–73District of ColumbiaGary Monroe
(Wright State)
1984
Details
Central Missouri State81–77St. Augustine'sRon Nunnelly
(Central Missouri)
1985
Details
Jacksonville State74–73South Dakota StateMark Tetzlaff
(South Dakota State)
1986
Details
Sacred Heart93–87Southeast Missouri StateRoger Younger
(Sacred Heart)
1987
Details
Kentucky Wesleyan (5)92–74GannonSam Smith
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
1988
Details
Lowell75–72Alaska–AnchorageLeo Parent
(Lowell)
1989
Details
North Carolina Central73–46Southeast Missouri StateMiles Clarke
(North Carolina Central)
1990
Details
Kentucky Wesleyan (6)93–79CSU BakersfieldWade Green
(CSU Bakersfield)
1991
Details
North Alabama (2)79–72BridgeportLambert Shell
(Bridgeport)
1992
Details
Virginia Union (2)100–75BridgeportDerrick Johnson
(Virginia Union)
1993
Details
CSU Bakersfield85–72Troy StateTyrone Davis
(CSU Bakersfield)
1994
Details
CSU Bakersfield (2)92–86Southern IndianaStan Gouard
(Southern Indiana)
1995
Details
Louisville, KYCommonwealth Convention CenterSouthern Indiana71–63UC RiversideWilliam Wilson
(UC Riverside)
1996
Details
Fort Hays State70–63Northern KentuckySherick Simpson
(Fort Hays State)
1997
Details
CSU Bakersfield (3)57–56Northern KentuckyKebu Stewart
(CSU Bakersfield)
1998
Details
UC Davis83–77Kentucky WesleyanAntonio Garcia
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
1999
Details
Kentucky Wesleyan (7)75–60Metro StateAntonio Garcia
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
2000
Details
Metro State97–79Kentucky WesleyanDeMarcos Anzures
(Metro State)
2001
Details
Bakersfield, CARabobank ArenaKentucky Wesleyan (8)72–63WashburnLorio Duncan
(Kentucky Wesleyan)
2002
Details
Evansville, INRoberts Municipal StadiumMetro State (2)80–72Kentucky WesleyanPatrick Mutombo
(Metro State)
2003
Details
Lakeland, FLLakeland CenterNortheastern State75–64Kentucky Wesleyan*Darnell Hinson
(Northeastern State)
2004
Details
Bakersfield, CARabobank ArenaKennesaw State84–59Southern IndianaTerrence Hill
(Kennesaw State)
2005
Details
Fargo, NDBison Sports ArenaVirginia Union (3)63–58BryantAntwan Walton
(Virginia Union)
2006
Details
Springfield, MAMassMutual CenterWinona State73–61Virginia UnionJohn Smith
(Winona State)
2007
Details
Barton77–75Winona StateAnthony Atkinson
(Barton)
2008
Details
Winona State (2)87–76Augusta StateJonte Flowers
(Winona State)
2009
Details
Findlay56–53
(OT)
Cal Poly PomonaJosh Bostic
(Findlay)
2010
Details
Cal Poly Pomona65–53Indiana (PA)Austin Swift
(Cal Poly Pomona)
2011
Details[1]
Bellarmine71–68BYU–HawaiiJet Chang
(BYU–Hawaii)
2012
Details
Highland Heights, KYThe Bank of Kentucky CenterWestern Washington72–65MontevalloD.J. Rivera
(Montevallo)
2013
Details[2]
Atlanta, GAPhillips ArenaDrury74–73Metro StateAlex Hall
(Drury)
2014
Details
Evansville, INFord CenterCentral Missouri84–77West LibertyDaylen Robinson
(Central Missouri)
2015
Details
2016
Details
Frisco, TXDr. Pepper Arena
2017
Details
Sioux Falls, SDSanford Sports Pentagon
2018
Details

Records and statistics[edit]

Schools ranked by most championships[edit]

SchoolTitles
Kentucky Wesleyan8
Evansville5
CSU Bakersfield3
Virginia Union3
Central Missouri2
Metropolitan State2
North Alabama2
Winona State2

Schools ranked by appearances[edit]

NCAA BidsSchoolLast BidLast Champ. (Titles)
37Kentucky Wesleyan20132001 (8)
33Philadelphia20141970 (1)
28Florida Southern20141981 (1)
27Virginia Union20092005 (3)
27Assumption2013
25Southern Indiana20141995 (1)
24Seattle Pacific2014
23South Dakota State20041963 (1)
23Gannon2014
21Central Missouri20142014 (2)
21Cal State Bakersfield20061997 (3)

Former Division II Champions now in Division I[edit]

Source: [6]

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 Dominion19751977Conference USA
Chattanooga19771978Southern Conference
Wright State19831988Horizon League
Jacksonville State19851996Ohio Valley Conference
UMass Lowell19882013America East Conference
North Carolina Central19892008Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
CSU Bakersfield1993, 1994, 19972007Western Athletic Conference
UC Davis19982004Big West Conference
Kennesaw State20042006Atlantic Sun Conference

See also[edit]

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