DII men's basketball field released
Sixty-four team field announced, play begins March 11
INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee announced today the field of 64 teams for the 2011 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 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 2011 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Men’s Elite Eight will be conducted March 23, 24 and 26.
|California Collegiate Athletic Association||Cal State Dominguez Hills|
|Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference||Bloomfield|
|Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Shaw|
|East Coast Conference||C.W. Post|
|Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Wayne State (Michigan)|
|Great Lakes Valley Conference||Bellarmine|
|Great Northwest Athletic Conference||Central Washington|
|Gulf South Conference||Harding|
|Heartland Conference||Texas A&M International|
|Lone Star Conference||Central Oklahoma|
|Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association||Fort Hays State|
|Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference||Winona State|
|Pacific West Conference||Dixie State|
|Peach Belt Conference||Augusta State|
|Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference||Indiana (Pennsylvania)|
|Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference||Fort Lewis|
|South Atlantic Conference||Lincoln Memorial|
|Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Clark Atlanta|
|Sunshine State Conference||Rollins|
|West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||West Liberty|
Those institutions receiving at-large berths are, in alphabetical order, as follows:
Anderson (South Carolina)
Colorado School of Mines
Georgia Southwestern State
Minnesota State Mankato
Missouri Southern State
Queens (North Carolina)
West Texas A&M
West Virginia Wesleyan
Cal Poly Pomona defeated Indiana (Pennsylvania) 65-53 to win the 2010 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight in Springfield, Massachusetts.
For more information about the championship, log on to NCAA.com.