D-II Men's Championship Bracket Released
March 8, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee announced today the field of 64 teams for the 2009 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 14, 15 and 17 at regional sites. The West regional will be conducted March 13, 14 and 17. The eight quarterfinalists will advance to the finals at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, March 25, 26 and 28.
Conferences that received automatic qualification are as follows:
California Collegiate Athletic Association - Cal State, San Bernardino
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference - Philadelphia U.
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association - Johnson C. Smith
Conference Carolinas - Barton
East Coast Conference - C.W. Post
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Findlay
Great Lakes Valley Conference - Northern Kentucky
Great Northwest Athletic Conference - Western Washington
Gulf South Conference - Arkansas Tech
Heartland Conference - Incarnate Wood
Lone Star Conference - Midwestern State
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association - Central Missouri
Northeast-10 Conference - Assumption
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference - St. Cloud State
Pacific West Conference - Brigham Young-Hawaii
Peach Belt Conference - Augusta State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference - Gannon
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference - Metro State
South Atlantic Conference - Catawba
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - LeMoyne-Owen
Sunshine State Conference - Florida Southern
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Pittsburgh-Johnstown
Those institutions receiving at-large berths are, in alphabetical order, as follows:
Augustana (South Dakota)
Cal State Dominguez Hills
Cal Poly Pomona
Grand Valley State
Lake Superior State
Minnesota State Mankato
Southwest Minnesota State
West Virginia State
Winona State defeated Augusta State 87-76 to win the 2008 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight in Springfield.
For more information about the championship, log on to www.NCAA.com.