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1970 NCAA College Division Men's Basketball Tournament

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Teams  32
Winning coach  Herb Magee (1st title)
Finals Site  Evansville, Indiana
Champions  Philadelphia Textile (1st title)
Runner-Up  Tennessee State (1st title game)
Semifinalists  UC Riverside(1st Final Four) Buffalo State(1st Final Four)

The 1970 NCAA College Division Men's Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA College Division college basketball as a culmination of the 1969-70 NCAA College Division men's basketball season. It was won by the Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science (then-known colloquially as "Philadelphia Textile" and currently known as Philadelphia University) and Tennessee State's Ted McClain was the Most Outstanding Player.


American International College's tournament appearance was later vacated due to NCAA rules violations.

Regional participants

*tournament appearance vacated


  • Third Place - Cheyney 94, Youngstown State 91
  • Third Place - Springfield 109, St. Anselm 103
  • Third Place -Boise State 63, Sacramento State 61
  • Third Place - Capital 83, Wayne State 80
  • Third Place - Hartwick 78, Stony Brook 70
  • Third Place - Old Dominion 93, Mount St. Mary's 90
  • Third Place - Bellarmine 114, Transylvania 72
  • Third Place - SW Missouri State 76, Cornell 65
  • *denotes each overtime played

    National Finals

  • Third Place - UC Riverside 94, Buffalo State 83
  • *denotes each overtime played


    1970 NCAA College Division Men's Basketball Tournament Wikipedia