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2007 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2007 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament was a single-elimination tournament to determine the men's collegiate basketball national champion of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. It began on March 1, 2007, and concluded on March 17, 2007, with a championship game in the Salem Civic Center of Salem, Virginia, which was won by Amherst College over Virginia Wesleyan 80-67.

2007 NCAA Division III
Men's Basketball Tournament
NCAA logo.svg
Teams59
Finals siteVirginia Salem, Virginia
ChampionsAmherst (1st title)
Runner-upVirginia Wesleyan (2nd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachDavid Hixon (Amherst)
MOPAndrew Olson (Amherst)
Attendance60,619
NCAA Division III Men's Tournaments
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Qualifying teamsEdit

The Division III Championships Committee selected 59 schools to participate in the 2007 tournament. Thirty-seven teams earned automatic qualification by winning their respective conferences. Additionally, four independent (not affiliated with a conference with an automatic bid) teams and 18 other at-large teams from the remaining independent teams and automatic qualifying conferences — who did not receive their conference automatic qualification—were selected.

School Conference Record Berth Type
Lake Erie Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference 25-2 Conference Champion
Mississippi College American Southwest Conference 25-2 Conference Champion
Catholic Capital Athletic Conference 22-5 Conference Champion
Johns Hopkins Centennial Conference 23-4 Conference Champion
York City University of New York Athletic Conference 18-10 Conference Champion
Augustana (IL) College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin 22-5 Conference Champion
Widener Commonwealth Conference 14-12 Conference Champion
Wentworth Tech Commonwealth Coast Conference 17-11 Conference Champion
St. John Fisher Empire 8 22-5 Conference Champion
King's (PA) Freedom Conference 19-8 Conference Champion
Rivier Great Northeast Athletic Conference 20-8 Conference Champion
Transylvania Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 19-8 Conference Champion
Loras Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 21-6 Conference Champion
St. Lawrence Liberty League 22-5 Conference Champion
Rhode Island College Little East Conference 24-3 Conference Champion
Salem State Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference 24-2 Conference Champion
Calvin Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 18-9 Conference Champion
Carroll (WI) Midwest Conference 16-8 Conference Champion
St. Thomas (MN) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 24-3 Conference Champion
Williams New England Small College Athletic Conference 16-11 Conference Champion
Coast Guard New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference 14-13 Conference Champion
Ramapo New Jersey Athletic Conference 21-7 Conference Champion
Elms North Atlantic Conference 20-8 Conference Champion
Wooster North Coast Athletic Conference 25-3 Conference Champion
Villa Julie North Eastern Athletic Conference 20-7 Conference Champion
Whitworth Northwest Conference 23-3 Conference Champion
Capital Ohio Athletic Conference 19-8 Conference Champion
Hampden-Sydney Old Dominion Athletic Conference 18-10 Conference Champion
Alvernia Pennsylvania Athletic Conference 23-4 Conference Champion
Manhattanville Skyline Conference 23-5 Conference Champion
Fontbonne St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 16-11 Conference Champion
Occidental Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 19-5 Conference Champion
Centre Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 23-4 Conference Champion
SUNY-Plattsburgh State University of New York Athletic Conference 20-8 Conference Champion
Washington (MO) University Athletic Association 20-4 Conference Champion
Averett USA South Athletic Conference 20-6 Conference Champion
Wisconsin-Stevens Point Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 25-2 Conference Champion
Aurora Independent 25-2 Independent selection
Lincoln (PA) Independent 18-8 Independent selection
Maryville (TN) Independent 21-6 Independent selection
Westminster (PA) Independent 18-8 Independent selection
Amherst New England Small College Athletic Conference 25-2 At-large
Brandeis University Athletic Association 22-5 At-large
Chicago University Athletic Association 20-5 At-large
DePauw Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 22-5 At-large
Guilford Old Dominion Athletic Conference 21-4 At-large
Hood Capital Athletic Conference 21-7 At-large
Hope Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 23-4 At-large
John Carroll Ohio Athletic Conference 19-9 At-large
Keene State Little East Conference 23-5 At-large
Mary Hardin-Baylor American Southwest Conference 22-5 At-large
Messiah Commonwealth Conference 19-6 At-large
Rochester University Athletic Association 18-7 At-large
St. John's (MN) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 20-7 At-large
SUNY-Brockport State University of New York Athletic Conference 23-5 At-large
Stevens Tech Empire 8 21-6 At-large
Trinity (CT) New England Small College Athletic Conference 21-4 At-large
Virginia Wesleyan Old Dominion Athletic Conference 23-4 At-large
Worcester Poly Liberty League 22-3 At-large

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