Committee announces field of 64 to play in DII Men's Basketball tourney
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee on Sunday announced the field of 64 teams that will compete in the 2014 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 15, 16 and 18 at regional sites. The West regional will be conducted March 14, 15 and 17. The eight regional champions will advance to the quarterfinals in conjunction with the 2014 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.
Conferences that received automatic qualification are as follows:
California Collegiate Athletic Association -- Cal State Stanislaus
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference -- Philadelphia
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association -- Livingstone
Conference Carolinas -- Limestone
East Coast Conference -- Bridgeport
Great American Conference -- Harding
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Findlay
Great Lakes Valley Conference -- Southern Indiana
Great Northwest Athletic Conference -- Seattle Pacific
Gulf South Conference -- North Alabama
Heartland Conference -- Texas A&M-International
Lone Star Conference -- Tarleton State
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association -- Missouri Southern State
Northeast-10 Conference -- Southern Connecticut State
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference -- Minnesota State Mankato
Pacific West Conference -- Chaminade
Peach Belt Conference -- South Carolina Aiken
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference -- East Stroudsburg
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference -- Metro State
South Atlantic Conference -- Lincoln Memorial
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Tuskegee
Sunshine State Conference -- Florida Southern
Those institutions receiving at-large berths are, in alphabetical order, as follows:
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal State Bernardino
Cal State Chico
Charleston (W. Va.)
Fort Hays State
Georgia Regents Augusta
Lake Superior State
Northwest Missouri State
St. Mary's (Texas)
Drury defeated Metro State 74-73 to win the 2013 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight championship game in Atlanta, Ga.
For more information about the championship, log on to NCAA.com.