Championship field teams selected
Field of 64 to vie for spot at finals in Highland Heights, Ky.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee announced Sunday the field of 64 teams that will compete in the 2012 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship.
Twenty-two conferences have been awarded automatic qualification. The remaining 42 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 2012 NCAA Division II Men’s quarterfinals at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights, Ky. The quarterfinals will be conducted March 21, 22 and 24.
|California Collegiate Athletic Association||Humboldt State|
|Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference||Bloomfield|
|Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Winston-Salem State|
|East Coast Conference||C.W. Post|
|Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Findlay|
|Great Lakes Valley Conference||Southern Indiana|
|Great Northwest Athletic Conference||Montana State Billings|
|Gulf South Conference||Alabama-Huntsville|
|Heartland Conference||St. Mary’s (Texas)|
|Lone Star Conference||Midwestern State|
|Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association||Washburn|
|Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference||Southwest Minnesota State|
|Pacific West Conference||Dixie State|
|Peach Belt Conference||Montevallo|
|Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference||East Stroudsburg|
|Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference||Colorado School of Mines|
|South Atlantic Conference||Wingate|
|Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Benedict|
|Sunshine State Conference||Florida Southern|
|West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||West Liberty|
|Cal State Chico|
|District of Columbia|
|Minnesota State Moorhead|
|Missouri Southern State|
|Northwest Missouri State|
|South Carolina Aiken|
|St. Cloud State|
|West Texas A&M|
|West Virginia Wesleyan|
Bellarmine defeated BYU-Hawaii 71-68 to win the 2011 NCAA Division II Championship in Springfield, Mass.