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2016 Conference/Association of Independent Institutions Tournaments

January 23, 2016

College of the Ozarks (Mo.) (host berth) qualifies for the 2016 Division II Men's Basketball National Championship.

Appalachian Athletic Conference
Feb. 24 - 27 | MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center | Kingsport, Tenn | Tournament Page | Bracket - All times Eastern
Two automatic berths to the national championship (postseason tournament No. 1 seed and highest tournament finisher that is not the first AQ)

Union (Ky.) (postseason tournament Champion) and Tennessee Wesleyan (postseason tournament No. 1 seed) qualifies for the 2016 Division II Men's Basketball National Championship. 

Wednesday, Feb. 24 - First Round
Game 1 -
 No. 8 Truett-McConnell (Ga.) (10-20, 5-13) def. No. 9 St. Andrews (N.C.) (9-17, 5-13), 72-71
Game 2 - No. 10 Montreat (N.C.) (4-20, 3-15) def. No. 7 Point (Ga.) (11-20, 8-10), 70-68 (OT)

Thursday, Feb. 25 - Quarterfinals
Game 3 - No. 1 Tennessee Wesleyan (28-2, 16-2) def. No. 8 Truett-McConnell (10-21, 5-13), 93-77
Game 4 - No. 5 Bluefield (Va.) (18-12, 9-8) def. No. 4 Milligan (Tenn.) (16-11, 10-8), 68-58
Game 5 - No. 2 Union (Ky.) (26-5, 16-2) def. Montreat (4-13, 3-15), 87-68
Game 6 - No. 3 Reinhardt (Ga.) (17-13, 10-8) def. No. 6 Bryan (Tenn.) (13-15, 8-10), 84-80

Friday, Feb. 26 - Semifinals
Game 7 - No. 5 Bluefield (19-12, 9-8) def. No. 1 Tennessee Wesleyan (28-3, 16-2), 72-66 
Game 8 - No. 2 Union (27-5, 16-2) def. No. 3 Reinhardt (17-14, 10-8), 98-90

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Finals
Game 9 - No. 2 Union (28-5, 16-2) def. No. 5 Bluefield (19-13, 9-8), 71-57


Association of Independent Institutions
Feb. 26 - 28 | U.S. Cellular Arena | Cedar Rapids, Iowa | Tournament Page | Bracket - All times Central 
Three automatic berths to the national championship (postseason tournament champion, runner-up and third-place finisher)

Mount Mercy (Iowa) (tournament champion), York (Neb.) (tournament runner-up) and Washington Adventist (tournament third-place finisher) qualifies for the 2016 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship.

Friday, Feb. 26 - First
Round
Game 1 - No. 7 Washington Adventist (Md.) (13-11, 1-0) def. No. 2 Rochester (Mich.) (23-6, 1-0), 61-60
Game 2 - No. 3 York (Neb.) (22-8, 6-2) def. No. 6 Northern New Mexico (13-14, 4-3), 80-67
Game 3 - No. 1 Mount Mercy (Iowa) (23-7, 9-0) def. No. 8 Johnson & Wales (Colo.) (15-16, 2-3), 99-94 (OT). 
Game 4 - No. 5 Central Christian (Kan.) (18-10, 2-7) def. No. 4 College of the Ozarks (Mo.) (19-8, 5-4), 71-70
 
Saturday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals 
Game 5 - No. 1 Mount Mercy (24-7, 9-0) def. No. 5 Central Christian (18-11, 2-7), 74-68
Game 6 - No. 3 York (23-8, 6-2) def. No. 7 Washington Adventist (13-12, 1-0), 81-80

Sunday, Feb. 28 - Consolation
Game 7 - No. 7 Washington Adventist (14-12, 1-0) def. No. 5 Central Christian (18-12, 2-7), 83-68

Sunday, Feb. 28 -
Finals
Game 8 - No. 1 Mount Mercy (25-7, 9-0) def. No. 3 York (23-9, 6-2), 74-61


California Pacific Conference
Feb. 27 - 29 | California Maritime Academy | Vallejo, Calif. | Tournament Page - All times Pacific
One automatic berth to the national championship (postseason tournament champion)

Cal Maritime (postseason tournament Champion) qualifies for the 2016 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship. 

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals
Game 1 - No. 1 Cal Maritime (21-9, 9-3) def. No. 4 UC Merced (Calif.) (9-14, 5-7), 65-55
Game 2 - No. 2 La Sierra (Calif.) (9-18, 6-4) def. No. 3 Simpson (Calif.) (9-20, 6-5), 87-81

Monday, Feb. 29 - Finals
Game 3 - No. 1 Cal Maritime (22-9, 9-3) def. No. 2 La Sierra (9-19, 6-4), 90-86 (OT)


Cascade Collegiate Conference
Feb. 24 - March 1 | Hosted by higher seeds | Tournament Page - All times Pacific
Two automatic berths to the national championship (postseason tournament No. 1 seed and No. 2 seed if tournament champion is first AQ)

Northwest Christian (Ore.) (postseason tournament No. 1 seed) and Southern Oregon (postseason tournament No. 2 seed) qualifies for the 2016 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship. 

Wednesday, Feb. 24 - First Round
Game 1 - No. 1 Northwest Christian (Ore.) (25-6, 17-3) def. No. 8 Northwest (Wash.) (12-19, 8-12), 66-60.
Game 2 - No. 2 Southern Oregon (24-7, 16-4) def. No. 7 Corban (Ore.) (15-13, 9-10), 71-68.
Game 3 - No. 3 Warner Pacific (Ore.) (21-8, 16-4) def. No. 6 Eastern Oregon (14-17, 10-10), 80-71
Game 4 - No. 5 Oregon Tech (23-8, 12-8) def. No. 4 College of Idaho (17-13, 12-8), 79-58

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals
Game 5 - No. 1 Northwest Christian (26-6, 17-3) def. No. 5 Oregon Tech (23-9, 12-8), 74-57
Game 6 - No. 3 Warner Pacific (22-8, 16-4) def. No. 2 Southern Oregon (24-8, 16-4), 97-80

Tuesday, March 1 - Finals
Game 7 - No. 1 Northwest Christian (27-6,17-3) def. No. 3 Warner Pacific (22-9,16-4), 77-66


Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Feb. 24 - March 1 | Hosted by higher seeds | Tournament Page - All times Central
Three automatic berths to the national championship (North Division champion, South Division champion and highest tournament that is not the first or second AQ) 

Robert Morris (Ill.) (postseason tournament champion), St. Franics (Ill.) (South Division Winner) and St. Xavier (Ill.) (North Division Winner) qualifies for the 2016 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship. 

Wednesday, Feb. 24 - Quarterfinals
Game 1 - No. 1 St. Franics (Ill.) (28-2, 19-2) def. No. 8 St. Ambrose (Iowa) (11-19, 9-11), 83-62
Game 2 - No. 4 Robert Morris (Ill.) (22-9, 14-6) def. No. 5 Calumet St. Joesph (Ind.) (19-12, 14-7), 87-79. 
Game 3 - No. 7 IU South Bend (Ind.) (18-13, 10-11) def. No. 2 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) (19-9, 17-4), 90-75
Game 4 - No. 3 Saint Xavier (Ill.) (19-11, 15-5) def. No. 6 Trinity International (19-12,11-9), 88-67

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals
Game 5 - No. 4 Robert Morris (23-9, 14-6) def. No. 1 St. Franics (28-3, 19-2), 99-87
Game 6 - No. 7 IU South Bend (19-13, 10-11) def. No. 3 Saint Xavier (19-11, 15-5), 71-69

Tuesday, March 1 - Finals
Game 7 - No. 4 Robert Morris (24-9; 14-6) def. No. 7 IU South Bend (19-14, 10-11), 88-85


Crossroads League
Feb. 27 - March 1 | Hosted by the higher seeds | Tournament Page | Bracket - All times Central
Two automatic berths to the national championship (postseason tournament No. 1 seed and highest tournament finisher that is not the first AQ)

St. Francis (regular-season champion) and Indiana Wesleyan (postseason tournament runner-up) qualifies for the 2016 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship. 

Wednesday, Feb. 24 -
Quarterfinals - Game postponed to Thursday, Feb. 25
Game 1 - No. 1 Saint Francis (Ind.) (27-4, 16-2) def. No. 8 Marian (Ind.) (19-12, 7-11), 70-63
Game 2 - No. 2 Indiana Wesleyan (27-4, 14-4) def. No. 7 Huntington (Ind.) (13-18, 7-11), 87-79
Game 3 - No. 3 Bethel (Ind.) (23-8, 11-7) def. No. 6 Taylor (Ind.) (14-17, 8-10), 107-97
Game 4 - No. 4 Goshen (Ind.) (19-12, 10-8) def. No. 5 Grace (Ind.) (19-12, 9-9), 92-85 (OT)

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals
Game 5 - No. 1 Saint Francis (27-4, 16-2) def. No. 4 Goshen (19-12, 10-8), 80-76
Game 6 - No. 2 Indiana Wesleyan (27-4, 14-4) def. No. 3 Bethel *23-9, 11-7), 104-91

Tuesday, March 1 - Finals
Game 7 - No. 1 Saint Francis (28-4, 16-2) def. No. 2 Indiana Wesleyan (27-5, 14-4), 81-80


Great Plains Athletic Conference
Feb. 24 - March 1 | Hosted by higher seeds | Tournament Page - All times Central
Two automatic berths to the national championship (postseason tournament No. 1 seed and highest tournament finisher that is not the first AQ)

Briar Cliff (Iowa) (postseason tournament No. 1 seed) and Nebraska Wesleyan (postseason tournament runner-up) qualifies for the 2016 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 -
Quarterfinals
Game 1 - No. 1 Briar Cliff (Iowa) (28-3, 18-2) def.. Northwestern (Iowa) (15-15, 9-11), 94-83 
Game 2 - No. 4 Midland (Neb.) (16-13, 12-8) def. No. 5 Hastings (Neb.) (18-12, 11-9), 79-73
Game 3 - No. 3 Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) (22-9, 13-7) def. No. 6 Concordia (Neb.) (18-12, 10-10), 90-82
Game 4 - No. 2 Nebraska Wesleyan (21-6, 15-5) def. No. 7 Dordt (Iowa) (15-16, 9-11), 111-98

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals
Game 5 - No. 1 Briar Cliff (29-3, 18-2) def. No. 4 Midland (16-14, 12-8), 81-76
Game 6 - No. 2 Nebraska Wesleyan (22-6, 15-5) def. Dakota Wesleyan (22-10, 13-7), 102-91

Tuesday, March 1 - Finals
Game 7 - No. 1 Briar Cliff (30-3, 18-2) def. No. 2 Nebraska Wesleyan (22-7, 15-5), 103-97


Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
Feb. 25 - 29 | Quarterfinals and Semifinals hosted by higher seeds. Finals at Hartman Arena, Park City, Kan. | Tournament Page | Bracket - All times Central
Two automatic berths to the national championship (postseason tournament No. 1 seed and highest tournament finisher that is not the first AQ)

Tabor (Kan.) (postseason tournament No. 1 seed) and Southwestern (Kan.) (postseason tournament runner-up) qualifies for the 2016 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship.

Thursday, Feb. 25 -
Quarterfinals
Game 1 - No. 1 Tabor (Kan.) (28-3, (20-0) def. No. 8 Bethel (Kan.) (11-20, 9-11), 93-77 
Game 2 - No. 5 Friends (Kan.) (12-16, 9-11) def. No. 4 Ottawa (Kan.) (14-15, 10-10), 87-65
Game 3 - No. 3 Saint Mary (Kan.) (17-12, 11-9) def. No. 6 Bethany (Kan.) (12-18, 9-11), 95-79
Game 4 - No. 2 Southwestern (Kan.) (25-6, 15-5) def. No. 7 Oklahoma Wesleyan (14-16, 9-11), 83-56

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals
Game 5 - No. 1 Tabor (29-3, 20-0)
def. No. 5 Friends (12-17, 9-11), 88-79
Game 6 - No. 2 Southwestern (26-6, 15-5) def. No. 3 Saint Mary (17-13, 11-9), 89-87

Monday, Feb. 29 - Finals
Game 7 - No. 1 Tabor (30-3, 20-0) def. No. 2 Southwestern (26-7, 15-5), 75-68


Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Feb. 24 - March 1 | Hosted by highers seeds | Tournament Page | Bracket - All times Eastern
Two automatic berths to the national championship (postseason tournament champion and division winner with the highest regular-season winning percentage)

Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) (postseason tournament champion) and IU East (Ind.) (division winner with the highest regular-season winning percentage) qualifies for the 2016 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 - Frist Round
Game 1 - No. 2 Cincinnati Christian (Ohio) (21-8, 11-5) def. No. 3 WVU Tech (W. Va.) (16-14 8-8), 70-66. 
Game 2 - No. 2 Point Park (Pa.) (17-10, 9-7) def. No. 3 Brescia (Ky.) (15-13, 9-7), 98-83
Game 3 - No. 1 Alice Lloyd (Ky.) (17-11, 11-5) def. No. 4 Rio Grande (Ohio) (17-14, 7-9), 73-72
Game 4 - No. 1 IU East (Ind.) (19-12, 12-4) def. No. 4 Asbury (Ky.) (15-16, 7-9), 91-75

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals 
Game 5 - No. 2 Cincinnati Chrstian (22-8, 11-5) def. No. 1 IU East (19-13, 12-4), 76-67
Game 6 - No. 1 Alice Lloyd (18-11, 11-5) def. No. 2 Point Park (17-11, 9-7), 89-88

Tuesday, March 1 - Finals
Game 7 - No. 2 Cincinnati Christian (23-8, 11-5) def. No. 1 Alice Lloyd (18-12, 11-5), 79-69


North Star Athletic Association
Feb. 25 - 29 | Hosted by highers seeds | Tournament PageAll times Central
One automatic berth to the national championship (postseason tournament champion)

Dakota State (S.D.) (postseason tournament Champion) qualifies for the 2016 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship. 

Thursday, Feb. 25 - Quarterfinals
Game 1 - No. 1 Valley City State (N.D.) (21-9, 8-5) def. No. 8 Viterbo (Wis.) (13-17, 3-5), 69-67 
Game 2 - No. 4 Jamestown (N.D.) (16-11, 7-6) def. No. 5 Dickinson State (N.D.) (13-16, 6-7), 93-74
Game 3 - No. 3 Dakota State (S.D.) (17-13, 10-4) def. No. 6 Waldorf (Iowa) (16-14, 5-7), 101-84
Game 4 - No. 7 Mayville State (N.D.) (17-11, 6-8) def. No. 2 Bellevue (Neb.) (20-11, 7-3), 73-62 

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals
Game 5 - No. 4 Jamestown (17-11, 7-6) def. No. 1 Valley City State (22-9, 8-5), 94-75
Game 6 - No. 3 Dakota State (18-13, 10-4) def. No. 7 Mayville State (17-12, 6-8), 84-72

Monday, - Feb. 29 - Finals
Game 7 - No. 3 Dakota State (19-13, 10-4) def. No. 4 Jamestown (17-12, 7-6), 79-65


The Sun Conference
Feb 25 - March 1 | No. 3 and No. 4 seeds host quarterfinals. No. 1 seed hosts final four | Tournament Page - All times Eastern
One automatic berth to the national championship (postseason tournement champion) 

Warner (Fla.) (postseason tournament champion) qualifies for the 2016 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship. 

Thursday, Feb. 25 - Quarterfinals
 
Game 1 - No. 3 St. Thomas (Fla.) (18-9, 11-5) def. No. 6 Webber International (Fla.) (12-17, 6-10), 83-66
Game 2 - No. 4 Johnson & Wales (Fla.) (17-10, 10-6) def. No. 5 Thomas (Ga.) (12-18, 6-10), 78-75 (OT)

Monday, Feb. 29 - Semifinals 
Game 4 - No. 1 Keiser (Fla.) (28-3, 14-2) def. No. 4 Johnson & Wales (17-11, 10-6), 79-58
Game 3 - No. 2 Warner (Fla.) (23-6, 13-3)
def. No. 3 St. Thomas (18-10, 11-5),87-57

Tuesday, March 1 - Finals 
Game 5 - No. 2 Warner (Fla.) (24-6, 13-3) def. No. 1 Keiser (Fla.) (29-3, 14-2), 80-55


Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
Feb. 26 - March 3 | Hosted by higher seeds | Tournament Page - All times Eastern
Two automatic berths to the national championship (Regular-season Champion and highest tournament finisher that is not the first AQ)

Davenport (Mich.) (regular-season Champion) and Cornerstone (Mich.) (tournament runner-up) qualifies for the 2016 NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 - First Round
Game 1 - No. 1 Davenport (Mich.) (27-4, 20-2) def. No. 8 Siena Heights (Mich.) (11-20, 7-15), 91-6
Game 2 - No. 4 Aquinas (Mich.) (21-10, 16-6) def. No. 5 Madonna (Mich.) (17-14, 14-8), 70-58
Game 3 - No. 3 Indiana Tech (23-8, 17-5) def. No. 6 Concordia (Mich.) (13-18, 9-13), 72-64
Game 4 - No. 2 Cornerstone (Mich.) (25-5, 19-3) def. No. 7 Northwestern Ohio (12-19, 9-13), 61-49 

Saturday, Feb. 27 - Semifinals
Game 5 - No. 1 Davenport (28-4, 20-2) def. No. 4 Aquinas (21-11, 16-6), 67-56
Game 6 - No. 2 Cornerstone (26-5, 19-3) def. No. 3 Indiana Tech (23-9, 17-5), 90-65

Monday, Feb. 29 - Finals
Game 7 - No. 1 Davenport (29-4, 20-2) def. No. 2 Cornerstone (26-6, 19-3), 79-69



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