1979 Division III men's basketball tournament

Michael Harper was named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Division III men's basketball championships for the second year in a row as North Park won its second consecutive national title. North Park led by 15 early in the second half, 43-28, before Potsdam State rallied to cut the lead to two with 1:28 left. Harper finished with a double-double, 19 points and 10 rebounds in the win, finishing with 111 points and 58 rebounds for the tournament. 

This was also the first bracket with a full 32 teams and no unusual byes in the first, second or third rounds.

Championship
North Park 66, Potsdam State 62
at Rock Island, Ill. 

All-Tournament Team
Michael Harper, North Park (Most Outstanding Player)
Tom Florentine, North Park
Modzel Greer, North Park
Don Marsh, Franklin and Marshall
Derrick Rowland, Potsdam State 

Third Place
Franklin and Marshall 66, Centre 65

National Semifinals
Potsdam State 67, Centre 63
North Park 83, Franklin and Marshall 73

Quarterfinals
at Potsdam State 89, Clark (Mass.) 72
at Centre 68, Baldwin-Wallace 65 (3 OT)
at Franklin and Marshall 83, Jersey City State 72
at North Park 95, Chaminade 74

Regional Championships
at Clark (Mass.) 85, Framingham State 73
Potsdam State 70, St. Lawrence 61 (at Stony Brook)
Baldwin-Wallace 68, at Wittenberg 66
at Centre 82, Savannah State 54
Franklin and Marshall 60, Elizabethtown 59 (at Albright)
Jersey City State 91, at Upsala 81
at North Park 81, Central (Iowa) 66
Chaminade 78, at Whittier 77

Regional Third Place
Coast Guard 76, Rhode Island College 71; Stony Brook 66, Manhattanville 61; Albion 91, Allegheny 78; Albany 85, Lane 83 (OT); Grove City 79, Albright 73; Virginia Wesleyan 108, Lynchburg 84; Beloit 72, Minnesota-Morris 64; Humboldt State 95, William Penn 91

First Round
Framingham State 89, Rhode Island College 80
Clark (Mass.) 68, Coast Guard 59 (2 OT)
St. Lawrence 64, Manhattanville 59
Potsdam State 70, Stony Brook 65
Baldwin-Wallace 70, Albion 66
Wittenberg 69, Allegheny 68
Savannah State 82, Albany 81 (OT)
Centre 79, Lane 68
Elizabethtown 58, Grove City 53
Franklin & Marshall 74, Albright 63 (OT)
Jersey City State 85, Virginia Wesleyan 64
Upsala 115, Lynchburg 85
Central (Iowa) 85, Minnesota-Morris 57
North Park 63, Beloit 62
Chaminade 78, William Penn 69
Whittier 74, Humboldt State 73 (2 OT)

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