NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Bracket Released
March 08, 2007
Qualifiers bracketed for championship which begins March 14 in Kansas City
Concordia (Calif.) takes on Lee (Tenn.) in first-round action Thursday in Kansas City.
March 7, 2007
2007 BRACKET (http://www.cstv.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/naia/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/weekly-release)
OLATHE, Kan. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released the 32-team bracket for the 70th Annual Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship, which will be held March 14-20 at the historic Municipal Auditorium in Downtown Kansas City, Mo.
The championship field comes from 17 automatic qualifiers from post-season qualification tournaments and the remainder of the tournament is comprised of 15 at-large bids, which are selected based on the season's final rating, released last Wednesday, Feb. 28.
Highlighting day one of the tournament will be No. 1 Robert Morris (Ill.), who takes on Westmont (Calif.) in the first round at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Kansas City's lone metropolitan-area qualifier, Park (Mo.), tips off against Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, and the tournament's No. 2 seed, Oklahoma City, also plays Wednesday, taking on Wiley College (Texas) at 8:45 p.m.
Thursday's first-round games include third-seed Georgetown (Ky.) taking on Xavier (La.) at 4:30 p.m., No. 5 Southern Nazarene (Okla.) and Westminster (Calif.) at 2:15 p.m. and McKendree (Ill.) against No. 6 Mountain State (W. Va.) at 6:15 p.m.
The first 30 games of the tournament will be video streamed (http://naia.xosnetwork.com/) live on the Internet, while the Semifinals and National Championship Game will air live nationwide on College Sports Television (CSTV), (http://www.cstv.com/) with Jonathan Coachmancalling the action and collegiate coaching legendPete Gillenproviding in-depth analysis.
American Midwest Conference - University of Illinois-Springfield
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference - Robert Morris College (Ill.)
Frontier Conference - Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho)
Golden State Athletic Conference - Azusa Pacific University (Calif.)
Golden State Athletic Conference - Concordia University (Calif.)
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference - Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference - Tougaloo College (Miss.)
Independent Qualifying Tournament - Park University (Mo.)
Mid-South Conference - Georgetown College (Ky.)
Red River Athletic Conference - Wiley College (Texas)
Red River Athletic Conference - Houston Baptist University (Texas)
Sooner Athletic Conference - Oklahoma City University
Sooner Athletic Conference - Southern Nazarene University (Okla.)
Southern States Athletic Conference - Auburn University-Montgomery (Ala.)
Southern States Athletic Conference - Faulkner University (Ala.)
TranSouth Athletic Conference - Union University (Tenn.)
TranSouth Athletic Conference - Crichton College (Tenn.)
At-Large 1 - Mountain State University (W. Va.)
At-Large 2 - San Diego Christian College (Calif.)
At-Large 3 - Oklahoma Baptist University
At-Large 4 - University of the Cumberlands (Ky.)
At-Large 5 - Lambuth University (Tenn.)
At-Large 6 - California Baptist University
At-Large 7 - Campbellsville University (Ky.)
At-Large 8 - Jarvis Christian University (Texas)
At-Large 9 - Northwestern Oklahoma State University
At-Large 10 - Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.)
At-Large 11 - Lee University (Tenn.)
At-Large 12 - McKendree College (Ill.)
At-Large 13 - Xavier University (La.)
At-Large 14 - Westminster College (Utah)
At-Large 15 - Westmont College (Calif.)