1994 NAIA Division II men's basketball tournament

The 1994 NAIA Division II men's basketball tournament was the tournament held by the NAIA to determine the national champion of men's college basketball among its Division II members in the United States and Canada for the 1993–94 basketball season.

1994 (1994) NAIA Division II men's basketball tournament
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics logo.svg
Teams24
Finals SiteMontgomery Fieldhouse
Idaho Nampa, Idaho
ChampionsEureka Red Devils
(1st title, 1st title game)
Runner-UpNorthern State Wolves
(2nd title game)
SemifinalistsLewis & Clark Pioneers
Northwest Nazarene Crusaders
Chuck Taylor MVPChris Peterson
(Eureka)
Charles Stevenson
Hustle Award
Emiko Etete
(Northwest Nazarene)
Top scorerChris Peterson (Eureka)
(107 points)
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Eureka defeated Northern State (SD) in the championship game, 98–95 in overtime, to claim the Red Devils' first NAIA national title.

The tournament was played at the Montgomery Fieldhouse at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.[1]

QualificationEdit

The tournament field expanded for the first time, increasing by four teams from twenty to twenty-four teams. The top eight teams remained seeded and were all additionally given a bye into the second round. All other teams, meanwhile, were placed in the preliminary first round.

The tournament continued to utilize a single-elimination format.

BracketEdit

First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals National championship
               
1 Taylor 71
Jamestown 68
Jamestown (ND) 66
St. Thomas (FL) 54
1 Taylor 60
8 Lewis & Clark 72
Central Methodist 102
Lynn 93
Central Methodist 89
8 Lewis & Clark 106
8 Lewis & Clark 96
4 Northern State (SD) 106
5 Bethel 74
Huron 78
Huron 88
Tarleton State 85
Huron 98
4 Northern State (SD) 102
St. Ambrose 68
St. Thomas Aquinas 56
St. Ambrose 84
4 Northern State (SD) 103
4 Northern State (SD) 95
6 Eureka 98*
3 Willamette 92
Tabor 61
Tabor 67
Black Hills State 61
3 Willamette 63
6 Eureka 71
Ohio Dominican 103
Westbrook 74
Ohio Dominican 71
6 Eureka 92
6 Eureka 83
Northwest Nazarene 67
7 Alice Lloyd 88
Northwest Nazarene 105
Northwest Nazarene 114
Husson 84
Northwest Nazarene 85
2 Northwestern (IA) 75
McMurry (TX) 71
Lakeland 57
McMurry (TX) 99
2 Northwestern (IA) 100

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Championship History" (PDF). NAIA. Retrieved 22 February 2022.