|Finals Site Municipal Auditorium
Kansas City, Missouri|
Champions Texas Wesleyan (1st title)
Runner-Up Oklahoma City (5th title game)
Semifinalists Oklahoma Baptist (8th Final Four) Robert Morris (Ill.) (2nd Final Four)
Coach of the Year Terry Waldrop (Texas Wesleyan)
The 2006 Buffalo Funds - NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was held from March 15 to 21 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. This was the 69th annual NAIA DI basketball tournament and featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.
The unranked Texas Wesleyan University Rams defeated the Oklahoma City University Stars by a score of 67 to 65. 2006 marked the second year in a row an unranked team won the National Championship. Undeterred by this loss, the Stars went on to win the next two National Championship titles. The other teams that made it to the NAIA National Semifinals were Oklahoma City University and Robert Morris (Ill.).