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2016 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament

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Teams  64
2016 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament
Finals Site  Dr. Pepper Arena Frisco, Texas
Champions  Augustana (SD) (1st title)
Runner-Up  Lincoln Memorial (1st title game)
Semifinalists  West Liberty(4th Final Four) Western Oregon(1st Final Four)
Winning coach  Tom Billeter (1st title)

The 2016 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 in March 2016, following the 2015–16 season and concluded with the championship game on March 26, 2016.


The eight regional winners met in the Elite Eight for the quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds. For the first time, the final rounds were held at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas.

Augustana (South Dakota) defeated Lincoln Memorial (Tennessee), 90-81, to win the first national championship in the school's history. Lubbock Christian, Saginaw Valley State and St. Thomas Aquinas all made their first Division II tournament appearance. All won their first tournament game, and Saginaw Valley advanced to the Elite Eight. At the same time, Kentucky Wesleyan made its 38th appearance, Philadelphia its 35th, and Seattle Pacific its 26th, but all lost their opening round game.

Southeast - Harrogate, Tennessee

Location: Tex Turner Arena

South - Huntsville, Alabama

Location: Spragins Hall

Atlantic - Wheeling, West Virginia

Location: Alma Grace McDonough Center

East - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Location: Campus Center Gymnasium

Central - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Location: Sanford Pentagon

South Central - Wichita Falls, Texas

Location: D.L. Ligon Coliseum

West - Monmouth, Oregon

Location: New P.E. Building

Midwest - Somers, Wisconsin

Location: DeSimone Gymnasium

Elite Eight - Frisco, Texas

Location: Dr Pepper Arena


2016 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament Wikipedia

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