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2015 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament

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Teams  64
2015 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament
Finals Site  Ford Center Evansville, Indiana
Champions  Florida Southern (2nd title)
Runner-Up  Indiana (PA) (2nd title game)
Semifinalists  Tarleton State(2nd Final Four) Bellarmine(3rd Final Four)
Winning coach  Linc Darner (1st title)

The 2015 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament involved 64 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college basketball. It began on March 13, 2015, following the 2014–15 season and concluded with the championship game on March 28, 2015.

Contents

The eight regional winners met in the Elite Eight for the quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds. For the second straight year, the final rounds were held at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana.

Florida Southern defeated Indiana (PA), 77–62, to win their second national championship and first title since the 1981 NCAA Division II Tournament.

Qualification

The champions of 22 of the 24 Division II basketball conferences qualified automatically. An additional 42 teams were selected as “at-large” participants by the selection committee. The first three rounds of the tournament were organized in regions comprising eight participants in groups of two or three conferences (two in the Atlantic and Midwest regions). The regionals were hosted at the home court of the top seeded team.

Automatic qualifiers

The following teams automatically qualified for the national tournament as the champions of their conference tournaments.

Southeast Regional - Harrogate, Tennessee

Location: Tex Turner Arena

South-Central Regional - Stephenville, Texas

Location: Wisdom Gym

West Regional - Azusa, California

Location: Felix Event Center

Atlantic Regional - West Liberty, West Virginia

Location: Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC)

East Regional - Springfield, Massachusetts

Location: Botuva Gymnasium

South Regional - Lakeland, Florida

Location: Jenkins Field House

Midwest Regional - Louisville, Kentucky

Location: Knights Hall

Central Regional - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Location: Sanford Pentagon

Elite Eight - Evansville, Indiana

Location: Ford Center

References

2015 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament Wikipedia


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