2020 NAIA DII Men’s Basketball Qualifiers and Bracket Announced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – [BRACKET] The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially announced the 32 qualifiers for the 29th annual NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Athletic Care. The event takes place at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 11-17.

This year’s field consists of 24 automatic berths, seven at-large spots and one host berth. Automatic qualification is given to conference regular-season champions, regular-season runners-up, tournament champions or tournament runners-up depending on the league. At-large teams were determined using the final regular-season Coaches’ Top 25 Poll released today. To access the poll, click HERE.

Qualifier Notes

  • College of Idaho heads to the Sioux Falls as the No. 1 seed with a record of 30-3. The Yotes extended their school-record win streak to 24 games. College of Idaho won the Cascade Collegiate Conference Tournament clinching their third-straight 30-win season.
  • Defending national champion Spring Arbor (Mich.) enters the tournament as a No. 19 overall seed earning an at-large bid.
  • Twenty one of the qualifying teams return to the Sioux Falls for a second year in a row qualifying for the 2019 National Championship last year.
  • Nine teams have made at least 10 appearances at the national championship. College of the Ozarks (Mo.) leads the group with 23rd appearances their first trip being in 1995.
  • Crossroads League is home to five national qualifying teams this year including: Grace (Ind.), Indiana Wesleyan, Marian (Ind.), Saint Francis (Ind.) and Spring Arbor (Mich.).
  • Ten qualifying institutions have won an NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball national championship. Three programs have won multiple titles Indiana Wesleyan and Oregon Tech leading that list each with three apiece.

 

School 2019-20 Record Qualfication Record Appearances Last Time Tournament Record Titles
Anteleope Valley (Calif.) 27-4 Californina Pacific Conference Tournment Champion 4 2019 0-2 0
College of Idaho 30-3 Cascade Collegiate Conference Regular Season Champion 15 2019 19-13 1
College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 20-12 Independent Tournament Runner-Up 23 2019 28-21 1
Concordia (Neb.) 24-9 Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament Champion 0 2005 11-8 0
Crowley’s Ridge (Ark.) 14-19 Independent Tournament Third Place 1 0 0 0
Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) 30-3 At-Large 12 2019 9-11 0
Grace (Ind.) 19-12 At-Large 9 2015 12-7 1
Holy Cross (Ind.) 26-6 Chicagoland Collegiate Conference Regular Season Runer-Up 1 0 0 0
Indiana East 23-10 River States Athletic Conference Tournament Champion 8 2019 10-7 0
Indiana South bend 25-6 Chicagoland Collegiate Conference Tournament Champion 1 0 0 0
Indiana Tech 21-11 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Regular Season Champion 10 2019 4-9 0
Indiana Wesleyan 29-4 Crossroads League Regular Season Champion 13 2019 32-9 3
IU Kokomo 26-7 At-Large 2 2019 1-1 0
Keiser (Fla.) 22-7 Sun Conference Regular Season Runner-Up 11 2018 12-10 0
Lincoln (Ill.) 19-13 Independent Tournament Champion 1 0 0 0
Madonna (Mich.) 25-8 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament Champion 3 2019 0-2 0
Marian (Ind.) 24-7 Crossroads Regular Season Runner-Up 7 2019 9-5 0
Mayville (N.D.) 24-5 North Star Athletic Conference Tournament Champion 9 2019 8-8 0
Montreat (N.C.) 24-8 Appalachian Athletic Conference Regular Season Runner-Up 4 2019 1-3 0
Morningside (Iowa) 26-3 Great Plains Athletic Conference Regular Season Champion 8 2019 9-7 0
Northwestern (Iowa) 20-11 Host Berth 19 2018 31-16 2
Oklahoma Wesleyan 25-8 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Champion 8 2019 13-6 1
Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 30-3 Chicagoland Collegiate Conference Regular Season Champion 4 2019 0-3 0
Oregon Tech 26-7 At-Large 18 2019 37-14 3
Ottawa (Kan.) 27-6 Kansas City Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season Champion 6 2009 2-5 0
Saint Francis (Ind.) 20-11 At-Large 11 2018 24-9 1
Southeastern (Fla.) 23-8 Sun Conference Regular Season Champion 4 2019 3-3 0
Southern Oregon 23-7 Cascade Collegiate Conference Regular Season Runner-Up 7 2016 6-6 0
Spring Arbor (Mich.) 20-12 At-Large 4 2019 8-2 1
Union (Ky.) 24-9 Appalachian Athletic Conference Regular Season Champion 8 2019 6-6 1
Washington Adventist (Md.) 23-8 At-Large 5 2019 0-4 0
WVU Tech (W.Va.) 23-8 River States Athletic Conference Regular Season Champion 4 2019 1-3 0

 

NAIA DII Men's Basketball Championship29th ANNUAL DIVISION II
MEN’S BASKETBALL
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
March 11-17, 2020
Sioux Falls, S.D.

 

https://www.naia.org/sports/mbkb2/2019-20/files/2020_DIIMBB_Bracket_Final2.pdf