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2015 Conference/Association of Independent Institutions Tournaments

January 30, 2015

College of the Ozarks (Mo.) earns automatic berth (host berth) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)

Appalachian Athletic Conference
Feb. 24 - 28 | Meadowview Convention Center | Kingsport, Tenn. | Website
Two automatic berths to the national championship

Wednesday, Feb. 25 - First Round
No. 9 Montreat (8-18) def. No. 8 St. Andrews (9-14), 75-68 (OT)
• No. 7 Bluefield (12-13) def. No. 10 Point (4-26), 87-85 (2 OT) 

Thursday, Feb. 26 - Second Round
• No. 1 Union (27-4) def. No. 9 Montreat (8-19), 95-61
• No. 4 Reinhardt (18-11) def. No. 5 Bryan (15-13), 82-73
• No. 2 Milligan (19-9) def. No. 7 Bluefield (12-14), 63-52
No. 6 Tennessee Wesleyan (16-13) def. No. 3 Truett-McConnell (17-12), 67-63

Friday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals
• No. 1 Union (28-4) def. No. 4 Reinhardt (18-12), 86-70
No. 2 Milligan (20-9) def. No. 6 Tennessee Wesleyan (16-14), 79-64

Saturday, Feb. 28 - Championship
No. 1 Union (28-4) vs. No. 2 Milligan (20-10), 84-63

Union (Ky.) earns automatic berth (regular-season champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)
Milligan (Tenn.) earns automatic berth (tournament runner-up) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)




Association of Independent Institutions
Feb. 27 - 28 | Northern New Mexico | Espanola, N.M.
One automatic berth to the national championship

Friday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals
• No. 1 Ashford (20-11) def. No. No. 4 Rochester (20-10), 67-47
Northern New Mexico (19-11) def. Fisher (21-8), 84-78

Saturday, Feb. 28 - Championship
• No. 1 Ashford (21-11) def. Northern New Mexico (19-12), 92-87 (3 OT)

Ashford earns automatic berth (tournament champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)



California Pacific Conference
Feb. 28 - March 2 | California Maritime | Vallejo, Calif.
One automatic berth to the national championship

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals
• No. 1 Cal Maritime (18-9)
def. No. 4 La Sierra (5-20), 80-60
• No. 2 Simpson (17-14) def. No. 3 Pacific Union (11-17), 95-78

Monday, March 2 - Championship
• No. 1 Cal Maritime (19-9)
def. No. 2 Simpson (17-15), 85-76

Cal Maritime earns automatic berth (tournament champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)



Cascade Collegiate Conference
Feb. 25 - March 3 | Higher Seed Hosts | Website
Two automatic berths to the national championship

Wednesday, Feb. 25 - Quarterfinals
No. 1 College of Idaho (26-5) def. No. 8 Oregon Tech (13-16), 71-64
• No. 7 Eastern Oregon (15-14) def. No. 2 Concordia (24-6), 69-68
• No. 3 Warner Pacific (25-6) def. No. 6 Corban (15-13), 79-49
• No. 4 Southern Oregon (23-8) def. No. 5 Northwest Christian (17-11), 98-92 (2 OT)

Saturday, Feb. 28 - Semifinals
No. 1 College of Idaho (27-5) def. No. 7 Eastern Oregon (15-15), 73-58
• No. 4 Southern Oregon (24-8) def. No. 3 Warner Pacific (25-7), 81-66

Tuesday, March 3 - Championship
• No. 1 College of Idaho (28-5)
def. No. 4 Southern Oregon (24-9), 86-79

College of Idaho earns automatic berth (regular-season champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)
Concordia (Ore.) earns automatic berth (regular-season runner-up) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)



Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Feb. 23 - 28 | First & Second Rounds at Higher Seeds; Highest Remaining Seed Hosts Semifinals & Finals
Two automatic berths to the national championship

Monday, Feb. 23 - First Round
Robert Morris (16-15) def. Calumet St. Joseph (14-16), 87-63
 Holy Cross (15-16) def. Trinity International (13-17), 78-65

Wednesday, Feb. 25 - Quarterfinals
• No. 1 Olivet Nazarene (23-8)
def. Robert Morris (16-16), 93-68
• No. 4 Saint Xavier (20-10) def. Purdue Calumet (15-15), 81-68
• No. 3 Cardinal Stritch (23-8) def. Holy Cross (15-17), 67-51
• No. 2 St. Francis (23-8) def. Roosevelt (17-13), 67-66

Friday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals (at Olivet Nazarene)
No. 3 Cardinal Stritch (24-8) def. No. 2 St. Francis (23-9), 83-68
No. 1 Olivet Nazarene (24-8) def. No. 4 Saint Xavier (20-11), 90-79

Saturday, Feb. 28 - Semifinals (at Olivet Nazarene)
• No. 1 Olivet Nazarene (25-8)
def. No. 3 Cardinal Stritch (24-9), 90-80

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) earns automatic berth (regular-season champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)
Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) earns automatic berth (tournament runner-up) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)



Crossroads League
Feb. 25 - March 3 | Higher Seed Hosts | Website
Two automatic berths to the national championship

Wednesday, Feb. 25 - Quarterfinals
No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan (29-2) def. No. 8 Spring Arbor (13-18), 71-64
• No. 2 Saint Francis (25-6) def. No. 7 Marian (16-15), 71-52
No. 3 Bethel (26-5) def. No. 6 Goshen (15-16), 84-77
• No. 5 Mount Vernon Nazarene (19-12) def. No. 4 Grace (21-10), 92-86

Saturday, Feb. 28 - Semifinals
• No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan (30-2)
def. No. 5 Mount Vernon Nazarene (19-13), 64-61
• No. 3 Bethel (27-5) def. No. 2 Saint Francis (25-7), 62-61

Tuesday, March 3 - Championship
• No.1 Indiana Wesleyan (31-
2) def. No. 3 Bethel (27-6), 87-72

Indiana Wesleyan earns automatic berth (regular-season champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)
Saint Francis (Ind.) earns automatic berth (regular-season runner-up) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)



Great Plains Athletic Conference
Feb. 25 - March 3 | Higher Seed Hosts | Website
Two automatic berths to the national championship

Wednesday, Feb. 25 - Quarterfinals
No. 1 Morningside (26-3) def. No. 8 Hastings (12-19), 95-87
• No. 4 Briar Cliff (22-9) def. No. 5 Nebraska Wesleyan (13-13), 89-69
 No. 3 Midland (24-7) def. No. 6 Dordt (18-13), 89-59
• No. 2 Dakota Wesleyan (28-3) def. No. 7 Concordia (16-15), 78-64

Saturday, Feb. 28 - Semifinals
• No. 1 Morningside (27-3)
def. No. 4 Briar Cliff (22-10), 89-77
• No. 3 Midland (25-7) def. No. 2 Dakota Wesleyan (28-4), 81-74

Tuesday, March 2 - Championship
• No. 3 Midland (26-7)
def. No. 1 Morningside (27-4), 89-67

Morningside (Iowa) earns automatic berth (regular-season champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)
Midland earns automatic berth (tournament champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)



Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Feb. 25 - March 2 | Higher Seed Hosts Quarterfinals & Semifinals; Championship at Hartman Arena | Wichita, Kan. | Bracket
Two automatic berths to the national championship

Wednesday, Feb. 25 - Quarterfinals
No. 1 Tabor (19-11) def. No. 8 McPherson (10-21), 92-64
No. 4 Friends (15-15) def. No. 5 Southwestern (20-10), 64-53
• No. 6 Sterling (15-15) def. No. 3 Bethany (19-11), 87-82 (OT)
• No. 2 Saint Mary (22-8) def. No. 7 Ottawa (16-12), 85-83

Saturday, Feb. 28 - Semifinals
• No. 4 Friends (16-15)
def. No. 1 Tabor (19-12), 89-79
• No. 6 Sterling (16-15) def. No. 2 Saint Mary (22-9), 65-64

Monday, March 2 - Championship
• No. 4 Friends (17-15) def. No. 6 Sterling (16-16), 74-59

Tabor (Kan.) earns automatic berth (regular-season champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)
Friends (Kan.) earns automatic berth (tournament champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)



Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Feb. 24 - March 3 | Higher Seed Hosts
Two automatic berths to the national championship

Wednesday, Feb. 25 - Quarterfinals
• No. 1 (North) IU East (24-7)
def. No. 4 (South) Alice Lloyd (12-17), 100-67
No. 2 (South) Asbury (20-10) def. No. 3 (North) Rio Grande (19-12), 91-79
• No. 1 (South) Brescia (19-9) def. No. 4 (North) IU Kokomo (10-20), 94-74
• No. 2 (North) Point Park (15-12) def. No. 3 (South) Cincinnati Christian (20-11), 86-84

Saturday, Feb. 28 - Semifinals
• No. 1 (North) IU East (25-7)
def. No. 2 (South) Asbury (20-11), 90-79
• No. 2 (North) Point Park (16-12) def. No. 1 (South) Brescia (19-10), 99-84

Tuesday, March 3 - Championship
• No. 1 (North) IU East (26-7)
def. No. 2 (North) Point Park (16-13), 84-67

IU East (Ind.) earns automatic berth (regular-season champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)
Brescia (Ky.) earns automatic berth (regular-season runner-up) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)



Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference
Feb. 27 - March 3 | Higher Seed Hosts | Website
One automatic berth to the national championship

Friday, Feb. 27 - North Semifinals (at Bellevue)
• No. 2 Waldorf (15-14) def. No. 3 Haskell Indian Nations (8-23), 79-76
• No. 1 Bellevue (26-5) def. No. 4 York (15-15), 70-60

Saturday, Feb. 28 - North Championship (at Bellevue)
• No. 1 Bellevue (27-5) def. No. 2 Waldorf (15-15), 82-74

Friday, Feb. 27 - South Semifinals (at College of Ozarks)
• No. 2 Central Christian (17-12) def. No. 3 Central Baptist (11-17), 92-85 (2 OT)
• No. 1 Ozarks (23-6) def. No. 4 Oklahoma Wesleyan (7-23), 71-67

Saturday, Feb. 28 - South Championship (at College of Ozarks)
• No. 1 Ozarks (24-6) def. No. 2 Central Christian (17-13), 96-66

Tuesday, March 3 - Championship
• No. 1 Bellevue (28-5) def. No. 1 Ozarks (24-7), 91-89 (OT)

Bellevue (Neb.) earns automatic berth (tournament champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)



Midwest Collegiate Conference
Feb. 25 - March 1 | Higher Seed Hosts | Bracket
One automatic berth to the national championship

Wednesday, Feb. 25 - Quarterfinals
No. 2 AIB (19-9) def. No. 7 Clarke (6-23), 69-67
No. 3 William Penn (19-11) def. No. 6 Viterbo (12-17), 90-80
• No. 5 Grand View (16-12) def. No. 4 St. Ambrose (16-15), 73-70

Friday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals
• No. 1 Mount Mercy (25-4)
def. No. 5 Grand View (16-13), 72-61
No. 3 William Penn (20-11) def. No. 2 AIB (19-10), 71-63

Sunday, March 1
• No. 1 Mount Mercy (26-4)
def. No. 3 William Penn (20-12), 93-76 

Mount Mercy earns automatic berth (tournament champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)



North Star Athletic Association
Feb. 25 - March 2 | Higher Seed Hosts | Website
One automatic berth to the national championship

Wednesday, Feb. 25 - Quarterfinals
• No. 1 Jamestown (20-8)
def. No. 6 Valley City State (12-18), 94-65

Thursday, Feb. 26 - Quarterfinals
No. 2 Dakota State (15-14) def. No. 5 Dickinson State (11-17), 85-74
• No. 4 Mayville State (18-10) def. No. 3 Presentation (17-9), 72-66

Sunday, March 1 - Semifinals
No. 2 Dakota State (16-14) def. No. 4 Mayville State (18-11), 75-57

Tuesday, March 3 - Championship
• No. 2 Dakota State (17-14)
def. No. 1 Jamestown (20-9), 66-65

Dakota State (S.D.) earns automatic berth (tournament champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)



The Sun Conference
Feb. 24 - March 3 | Higher Seed Hosts; Embry-Riddle Hosts Semifinals / Championship  | Website
Two automatic berths to the national championship

Tuesday, Feb. 24 - Play-In Games
• No. 7 Johnson & Wales (13-16)
def. No. 10 Florida Memorial (3-25), 79-62
• No. 8 Webber International (13-18) def. No. 9 Ave Maria (11-19), 71-59

Thursday, Feb. 26 - Quarterfinals
• No. 1 Embry-Riddle (30-1)
def. No. 8 Webber International (13-19), 96-81
• No. 2 St. Thomas (17-11) def. No. 7 Johnson & Wales (13-17), 68-59
• No. 3 Southeastern (17-11) def. No. 6 Thomas (18-11), 86-63
• No. 5 Warner (20-9) def. No. 4 Northwood (18-12), 62-60

Monday, March 2 - Semifinals
No. 3 Southeastern (18-11) def. No. 2 St. Thomas (17-12), 80-76 (OT)
• No. 1 Embry-Riddle (31-1) def. No. 5 Warner (20-10), 72-58

Tuesday, March 3 - Championship
• No. 1 Embry-Riddle (32-1)
def. No. 3 Southeastern (18-12), 90-86 (OT)


Embry-Riddle (Fla.) earns automatic berth (regular-season champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)
St. Thomas (Fla.) earns automatic berth (regular-season runner-up) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)




Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Feb. 26 - March 3 | Higher Seed Hosts | Website
Two automatic berths to the national championship

Thursday, Feb. 26 - Quarterfinals
• No. 1 Davenport (26-5)
def. No. 8 Siena Heights (11-20), 68-58
• No. 4 Aquinas (19-12) def. No. 5 Concordia (18-13), 80-59
No. 3 Cornerstone (26-5) def. No. 6 Lourdes (17-14), 78-63
No. 2 Northwestern Ohio (25-6) def. No. 7 Madonna (14-17), 91-65

Saturday, Feb. 28 - Semifinals
• No. 1 Davenport (27-5)
def. No. 4 Aquinas (19-13), 72-63
• No. 3 Cornerstone (27-5) def. No. 2 Northwestern Ohio (25-7), 95-85

Tuesday, March 3 - Championship
• No. 3 Cornerstone (28-5)
def. No. 1 Davenport (27-6), 78-65

Davenport (Mich.) earns automatic berth (regular-season champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)
Cornerstone automatic berth (tournament champion) to NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship (March 11-17)



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