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NCAA | March 6, 2017

DII men's basketball championship field announced

DII Men's Basketball: 2017 Selection Show

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee announced today the field of 64 teams that will compete in the 2017 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.

INTERACTIVE BRACKET

Seven of the regional tournaments, consisting of eight teams each, will be conducted March 11, 12 and 14 at regional sites. The West regional will be conducted March 10, 11 and 13. The eight regional champions will advance to the quarterfinals in conjunction with the 2017 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Conferences that received automatic qualification are as follows: 

CONFERENCE SCHOOL
California Collegiate Athletic Association UC San Diego
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Bloomfield
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Bowie State
Conference Carolinas Limestone
East Coast Conference St. Thomas Aquinas
Great American Conference East Central
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Ferris State
Great Lakes Valley Conference Bellarmine
Great Midwest Athletic Conference Kentucky Wesleyan
Great Northwest Athletic Conference Western Washington
Gulf South Conference Alabama-Huntsville
Heartland Conference Arkansas-Fort Smith
Lone Star Conference Texas Permian Basin
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Northwest Missouri State
Mountain East Conference West Liberty
Northeast-10 Conference Saint Anselm
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Southwest Minnesota State
Pacific West Conference Hawaii Pacific
Peach Belt Conference UNC Pembroke
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Shippensburg
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Colorado School of Mines
South Atlantic Conference Queens (North Carolina)
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Clark Atlanta
Sunshine State Conference Rollins

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

Arkansas-Monticello Arkansas Tech
Augusta University Augustana (South Dakota)
Barry  California Baptist
Chico State Christian Brothers
Columbus State Delta State
Dixie State Eckerd
Fairmont State Findlay
Fort Lewis Indiana (Pennsylvania)
Kutztown Le Moyne
Lincoln Memorial Merrimack
Minnesota State University Moorhead Pfeiffer
Quincy Saint Rose
San Francisco State Sonoma State
Southern Connecticut State Southern Indiana
Southern New Hampshire Tarleton State
Texas A&M-Commerce Texas A&M-Kingsville
Truman Upper Iowa
Valdosta State Virginia Union
West Texas A&M Wheeling Jesuit
Wingate Wisconsin-Parkside

Augustana (South Dakota) defeated Lincoln Memorial 90-81 to win the 2016 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight championship game in Frisco, Texas. 

Atlantic Region | Central Region | East Region | Midwest Region | South Central Region | South Region | Southeast Region | West Region

For more information about the championship, log on to NCAA.com. 

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