INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee announced today the field of 64 teams that will compete in the 2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship.
Twenty-four conferences have been awarded automatic qualification. The remaining 40 teams were selected at large by the committee.
Seven of the regional tournaments, consisting of eight teams each, will be conducted March 10, 11 and 13 at regional sites. The West regional will be conducted March 9, 10 and 12. The eight regional champions will advance to the quarterfinals in conjunction with the 2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Conferences that received automatic qualification are as follows:
|California Collegiate Athletic Association||UC San Diego|
|Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference||Thomas Jefferson University|
|Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Virginia Union|
|East Coast Conference||St. Thomas Aquinas|
|Great American Conference||Southern Nazarene|
|Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Ferris State|
|Great Lakes Valley Conference||Bellarmine|
|Great Midwest Athletic Conference||Ohio Dominican|
|Great Northwest Athletic Conference||Western Oregon|
|Gulf South Conference||West Florida|
|Heartland Conference||Dallas Baptist University|
|Lone Star Conference||West Texas A&M|
|Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association||Northwest Missouri State|
|Mountain East Conference||Wheeling Jesuit|
|Northeast-10 Conference||Le Moyne|
|Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference||Northern State|
|Pacific West Conference||Dixie State|
|Peach Belt Conference||UNC Pembroke|
|Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference||East Stroudsburg|
|Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference||Regis (Colorado)|
|South Atlantic Conference||Lincoln Memorial|
|Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Claflin|
|Sunshine State Conference||Eckerd|
Those institutions receiving at-large berths are, in alphabetical order, as follows:
|Azusa Pacific||Minnesota State Mankato|
|Barry||Missouri Southern State|
|Cal Poly Pomona||Queens (North Carolina)|
|California Baptist||Saint Anselm|
|Clark Atlanta||Saint Rose|
|Colorado School of Mines||Southwest Minnesota State|
|Drury||St. Cloud State|
|Florida Southern||Texas Permian Basin|
|Francis Marion||Valdosta State|
|King (Tennessee)||West Chester|
|Lake Superior State||West Liberty|
Northwest Missouri State defeated Fairmont State, 71-61, to win the 2017 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight championship game in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
For more information about the championship, log on to NCAA.com.