INDIANAPOLIS ---The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee announced today the field of 64 teams that will compete in the 2016 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 12, 13 and 15 at regional sites.  The West regional will be conducted March 11, 12 and 14. The eight regional champions will advance to the quarterfinals in conjunction with the 2016 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas.

Conferences that received automatic qualification are as follows:

California Collegiate Athletic Association Humboldt State
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Holy Family
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Virginia State
Conference Carolinas King (Tennessee)
East Coast Conference St. Thomas Aquinas
Great American Conference Ouachita Baptist
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Ferris State
Great Lakes Valley Conference Lewis
Great Midwest Athletic Conference Kentucky Wesleyan
Great Northwest Athletic Conference Western Oregon
Gulf South Conference West Georgia
Heartland Conference Dallas Baptist
Lone Star Conference Midwestern State
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Northwest Missouri State
Mountain East Conference Concord
Northeast-10 Conference Southern New Hampshire
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Augustana (South Dakota)
Pacific West Conference California Baptist
Peach Belt Conference Lander
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Mercyhurst
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Fort Lewis
South Atlantic Conference Lincoln Memorial
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Stillman
Sunshine State Conference Eckerd
   

Those institutions receiving at-large berths are, in alphabetical order, as follows:

Alabama-Huntsville
Angelo State
Arkansas-Fort Smith
Ashland
Azusa Pacific
Barry
Bellarmine
Bentley
Cal Poly Pomona
Chico State
Colorado School of Mines
Columbus State
Fairmont State
Fort Hays State
Harding
Indianapolis
Kutztown
Lenoir–Rhyne
Lubbock Christian
Minnesota State Mankato
Minnesota State Moorhead
Montevallo
Nebraska-Kearney
Philadelphia U.
Queens (North Carolina)
Rollins
Saginaw Valley State
Saint Anselm
Saint Leo
Seattle Pacific
Southern Connecticut State
Stonehill
Tarleton State
UC San Diego
Union (Tennessee)
West Chester
West Liberty
Wheeling Jesuit
Wingate
Wisconsin-Parkside