NCAA cancels remaining winter and spring championships
The NCAA released the following statement on Thursday afternoon, announcing all winter and spring championships have been cancelled. This includes the 2020 DII men's basketball championship.
We're tracking the DII tournament all the way to Atlanta
The 2020 DII men's basketball tournament tips off with 64 teams beginning the quest to reach Atlanta for the championship game April 5. Here is where you can find the schedule, scores and bracket for the entire 2020 DII men's basketball championship.
The 64-team field was announced Sunday, March 8, on NCAA.com. All teams begin play in a single-elimination tournament beginning on March 14. The three-day regional tournaments will be held at the top seed's home court between March 14-17. The quarterfinals and semifinals will move to The Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana, the weekend of March 26-28 while the championship game will be played during Final Four weekend in Atlanta on Sunday, April 5.
Here are the schedule and scores for the first round (all times Eastern):
- No. 6 Point Loma vs. No. 3 Cal Poly Pomona, 3:02 p.m.
- No. 7 Virginia State vs. No. 2 West Liberty, 5 p.m.
- No. 7 Cal State San Bernardino vs. No. 2 Azusa Pacific, 5:32 p.m.
- No. 8 Winston-Salem vs. No. 1 Indiana (Pa), 6 p.m.
- No. 6 Mercyhurst vs. No. 3 Charleston (WV), 7:30 p.m.
- No. 8 Western Washington vs. No. 1 UC San Diego, 8:02 p.m.
- No. 5 Fairmont State vs. No. 4 Shippensburg, 8:30 p.m.
- No. 5 Seattle Pacific vs. No. 4 Chico State, 10:32 p.m.
- No. 6 Stonehill vs. No. 3 Jefferson, noon
- No. 6 Southern Indiana vs. No. 3 Missouri-St. Louis, noon
- No. 6 Palm Beach Atlantic vs. No. 3 Valdosta State, noon
- No. 6 Catawba vs. No. 3 UNC Pembroke, noon
- No. 6 Rogers State vs. No. 3 Southeastern Oklahoma, 1 p.m.
- No. 6 Colorado School of Mines vs. No. 3 Dixie State, 1 p.m.
- No. 7 Dominican (NY) vs. No. 2 St. Thomas Aquinas, 2:30 p.m.
- No. 7 Embry-Riddle vs. No. 2 Nova Southeastern, 2:30 p.m.
- No. 7 Southern Wesleyan vs. No. 2 Queens (NC), 2:30 p.m.
- No. 7 Ferris State vs. No. 2 Truman, 2:30 p.m.
- No. 7 Henderson State vs. No. 2 Southern Nazarene, 3:30 p.m.
- No. 7 DBU vs. No. 2 St. Edward's, 3:30 p.m.
- No. 8 Daemen vs. No. 1 Bridgeport, 5 p.m.
- No. 8 Walsh vs. No. 1 UIndy, 5 p.m.
- No. 8 Miles vs. No. 1 Florida Southern, 5 p.m.
- No. Belmont Abbey vs. No. 1 Lincoln Memorial, 6 p.m.
- No. 8 Oklahoma Baptist vs. No. 1 Northwest Missouri State, 7 p.m.
- No. 8 Colorado Mesa vs. No. 1 West Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
- No. 5 Le Moyne vs. No. 4 St. Anselm, 7:30 p.m.
- No. 5 Bellarmine vs. No. 4 Michigan Tech, 7:30 p.m.
- No. 5 Lee vs. No. 4 Alabama Huntsville, 7:30 p.m.
- No. 5 Lander vs. No. 4 Augusta, 8:30 p.m.
- No. 5 Missouri Southern vs. No. 4 Northern State, 9:30 p.m.
- No. 5 Texas A&M-Kingsville vs. No. 4 Angelo State, 9:30 p.m.
The 2020 DII men's basketball automatic bids
Of the 64-team field that was announced on Sunday, March 8, 23 earned an automatic qualification for the NCAA DII tournament by winning their respective conference championships. We tracked those automatic bids, most of which were decided on the weekend of March 7-8.