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.
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:
|California Collegiate Athletic Association||UC San Diego|
|Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference||Bloomfield|
|Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Bowie State|
|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:
|Augusta University||Augustana (South Dakota)|
|Chico State||Christian Brothers|
|Columbus State||Delta State|
|Fort Lewis||Indiana (Pennsylvania)|
|Minnesota State University Moorhead||Pfeiffer|
|San Francisco State||Sonoma State|
|Southern Connecticut State||Southern Indiana|
|Southern New Hampshire||Tarleton State|
|Texas A&M-Commerce||Texas A&M-Kingsville|
|Valdosta State||Virginia Union|
|West Texas A&M||Wheeling Jesuit|
Augustana (South Dakota) defeated Lincoln Memorial 90-81 to win the 2016 NCAA Division II Men’s Elite Eight championship game in Frisco, Texas.
For more information about the championship, log on to NCAA.com.