1985 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1985 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college basketball as a culmination of the 1984–85 NCAA Division II men's basketball season. It was won by Jacksonville State University and South Dakota State's Mark Tetzlaff was the Most Outstanding Player.

1985 NCAA Men's Division II
Basketball Tournament
Teams32
Finals siteSpringfield, Massachusetts
ChampionsJacksonville State Gamecocks (1st title)
Runner-upSouth Dakota State Jackrabbits (2nd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachBill Jones (2nd title)
MOPMark Tetzlaff (South Dakota State)
Attendance70,945
  • 1984 
  • NCAA Division II
    Basketball Tournament
  • 1986

Regional participantsEdit

School Outcome
Kentucky Wesleyan Regional Champion
Lewis Fourth Place
Indiana State–Evansville Third Place
Wright State Runner-up
School Outcome
American International Regional Champion
Bentley Fourth Place
Bridgeport Third Place
Sacred Heart Runner-up
School Outcome
Alabama A&M Fourth Place
Central Missouri State Third Place
Delta State Runner-up
SE Missouri State Regional Champion
School Outcome
Albany State Fourth Place
Florida Southern Third Place
Jacksonville State Regional Champion
Tampa Runner-up
School Outcome
Gannon Fourth Place
Grand Valley State Runner-up
Northern Michigan Third Place
South Dakota State Regional Champion
School Outcome
Cal State Hayward Regional Champion
Cal State Northridge Runner-up
Eastern Montana Fourth Place
Norfolk State Third Place
School Outcome
Mount St. Mary's Regional Champion
Randolph–Macon Fourth Place
Virginia Union Third Place
Winston-Salem State Runner-up
School Outcome
California (PA) Fourth Place
C.W. Post Regional Champion
Millersville Third Place
Philadelphia U Runner-up

*denotes tie

RegionalsEdit

Great Lakes - Owensboro, KentuckyEdit

Location: Owensboro Sportscenter Host: Kentucky Wesleyan College

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 9
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 10
      
Wright State 61
Lewis 53
Wright State 72
Kentucky Wesleyan 84
Kentucky Wesleyan 77
Indiana State–Evansville 64
  • Third Place - Indiana State–Evansville 92, Lewis 78

New England - Springfield, MassachusettsEdit

Location: Butova Gymnasium Host: American International College

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 8
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 9
      
Sacred Heart 47
Bridgeport 45
Sacred Heart 74
American International 80
American International 65
Bentley 49
  • Third Place - Bridgeport 83, Bentley 67

South Central - Warrensburg, MissouriEdit

Location: CMSU Fieldhouse Host: Central Missouri State University

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 7
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 8
      
SE Missouri State 85
Alabama A&M 74
SE Missouri State 67
Delta State 59
Delta State 52
Central Missouri State 47
  • Third Place - Central Missouri State 88, Alabama A&M 74

South - Jacksonville, AlabamaEdit

Location: Pete Mathews Coliseum Host: Jacksonville State University

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 7
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 8
      
Tampa 79
Florida Southern 65
Tampa 61
Jacksonville State 76
Jacksonville State 120
Albany State 84
  • Third Place - Florida Southern 108, Albany State 80

North Central - Brookings, South DakotaEdit

Location: Frost Arena Host: South Dakota State University

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 8
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 9
      
Grand Valley State 71
Northern Michigan 70
Grand Valley State 57
South Dakota State 58
South Dakota State 73
Gannon 64
  • Third Place - Northern Michigan 95, Gannon 65

West - Billings, MontanaEdit

Location: Alterowitz Gym Host: Eastern Montana College

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 8
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 9
      
Cal State Hayward 64
Norfolk State 61
Cal State Hayward 51
Cal State Northridge 48
Cal State Northridge 70
Eastern Montana 59
  • Third Place - Norfolk State 90, Eastern Montana 78

South Atlantic - Richmond, VirginiaEdit

Location: Arthur Ashe, Jr. Athletic Center Host: Virginia Union University

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 8
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 9
      
Mount St. Mary's 62***
Randolph–Macon 52
Mount St. Mary's 63
Winston-Salem State 56
Winston-Salem State 44
Virginia Union 42
  • Third Place - Virginia Union 78, Randolph–Macon 55

East - Millersville, PennsylvaniaEdit

Location: Pucillo Gymnasium Host: Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Regional Semifinals
Round of 32
March 7
Regional Final
Sweet 16
March 8
      
Philadelphia U 95
California (PA) 76
Philadelphia U 68
C. W. Post 71
C. W. Post 57
Millersville 55
  • Third Place - Millersville 96, California 86

*denotes each overtime played

National QuarterfinalsEdit

Quarterfinal - Springfield, MA
Elite Eight
March 16
   
Kentucky Wesleyan 76
American International 73
Quarterfinal - Cape Girardeau, MO
Elite Eight
March 16
   
SE Missouri State 79
Jacksonville State 80
Quarterfinal - Brookings, SD
Elite Eight
March 16
   
South Dakota State 62
Cal State Hayward 58
Quarterfinal - Emmitsburg, MD
Elite Eight
March 15
   
Mount St. Mary's 69
C. W. Post 67

National Finals - Springfield, MassachusettsEdit

Location: Springfield Civic Center Hosts: American International College and Springfield College

National Semifinals
Final Four
March 22
National Championship
March 23
      
Kentucky Wesleyan 61
Jacksonville State 72
Jacksonville State 74
South Dakota State 73
South Dakota State 78
Mount St. Mary's 71

*denotes each overtime played

All-tournament teamEdit

  • Melvin Allen (Jacksonville State)
  • Dave Bennett (Kentucky Wesleyan)
  • Darryle Edwards (Mount Saint Mary's)
  • Robert Spurgeon (Jacksonville State)
  • Mark Tetzlaff (South Dakota State)

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