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The NCAA holds an annual tournament to determine the Division III Men's Basketball Championship.

Since 1996, the Division III men's basketball championship has been held at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia. The event has been hosted by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and the City of Salem. Today, the tournament is a 61-team single-elimination tournament.

Past winners of the NCAA Men's Division III Basketball Championship[]

Year Champion Score Defeated
1975 LeMoyne-Owen 57-54 Glassboro State
1976 Scranton 60-57 (OT) Wittenberg
1977 Wittenberg 79-66 Oneonta State
1978 North Park 69-57 Widener
1979 North Park 66-62 Potsdam State
1980 North Park 83-76 Upsala
1981 Potsdam State 67-65 (OT) Augustana (Ill.)
1982 Wabash 83-62 Potsdam St.
1983 Scranton 64-63 Wittenberg
1984 Wisconsin–Whitewater 103-86 Clark (Mass.)
1985 North Park 72-71 Potsdam State
1986 Potsdam State 76-73 LeMoyne-Owen
1987 North Park 106-100 Clark (Mass.)
1988 Ohio Wesleyan 92-70 Scranton
1989 Wisconsin–Whitewater 94-86 Trenton State
1990 Rochester 43-42 DePauw
1991 Wisconsin–Platteville 81-74 Franklin & Marshall
1992 Calvin 62-49 Rochester
1993 Ohio Northern 71-68 Augustana (Ill.)
1994 Lebanon Valley 66-59 (OT) NYU
1995 Wisconsin–Platteville 69-55 Manchester
1996 Rowan 100-93 Hope
1997 Illinois Wesleyan 89-86 Nebraska Wesleyan
1998 Wisconsin–Platteville 69-56 Hope
1999 Wisconsin–Platteville 76-75 (2OT) Hampden-Sydney
2000 Calvin 79-74 Wisconsin–Eau Claire
2001 Catholic 76-62 William Paterson
2002 Otterbein 102-83 Elizabethtown
2003 Williams 67-65 Gustavus Adolphus
2004 Wisconsin–Stevens Point 84-82 Williams
2005 Wisconsin–Stevens Point 73-49 Rochester
2006 Virginia Wesleyan 59-56 Wittenberg
2007 Amherst 80-67 Virginia Wesleyan
2008 Washington University in St. Louis 90-68 Amherst
2009 Washington University in St. Louis 61-52 Richard Stockton
2010 Wisconsin-Stevens Point 78-73 Williams

Schools ranked by most championships[]

School Titles
North Park 5
Wisconsin–Platteville 4
Wisconsin–Stevens Point 3
Calvin 2
Potsdam State 2
Scranton 2
Washington University in St. Louis 2
Wisconsin–Whitewater 2

Locations[]

  • Reading, Pennsylvania 1975-1976
  • Rock Island, Illinois 1977-1981
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan 1982-1988
  • Springfield, Ohio 1989-1992
  • Buffalo, New York 1993-1995
  • Salem, Virginia 1996-present
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