2016 Men's NCAA Tournament coverage
March 19, 2016 2016 Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket The Tommies took it all the way to Salem and came home with Walnut and Bronze for the second time. Here's how they got there.
March 22, 2016 Hoopsville: Almost Perfect It has been a great season in Division III basketball. While the men's team has crown it's champion, the women still have a game to be played. We recap the men's title and preview the women's championship game in Indianapolis. Dave McHugh also chats with Roanoke's Page Moir who is stepping down on a special edition of Hoopsville which can be seen here:
March 19, 2016 Tommies win as a team The University of St. Thomas men's basketball program prizes balance over individual stars, and the team bought in and rose that balance to the national championship. Ryan Scott has more from Salem.
March 19, 2016 Tommies win title No. 2 St. Thomas weathered a late storm and the last team with a shot at Benedictine got the Eagles. The Tommies defeated Benedictine 82-76 to win the 2016 Division III men's basketball national championship.
March 18, 2016 Benedictine, UST to meet for men's title The Eagles will continue their undefeated run to the final day of the season after beating Amherst, while St. Thomas got past Christopher Newport and is pursuing its second national title. Men's semifinal coverage inside.
March 16, 2016 'How did that happen?' Amherst survived a close first two rounds and got through the sectionals to get to Salem, leading coach Dave Hixon to that conclusion. More in a Road to Salem feature by Matthew Noonan.
March 16, 2016 Six simple rules for winning at CNU Christopher Newport has focused its season around humility, passion, service, gratitude, resilience and courage. It's helped the Captains roll to a 30-1 record and their first-ever Final Four. More in a Road to Salem feature by Rob Knox.
March 16, 2016 Tauer's Tommies enjoying the ride With a national title in 2011 and a return to the Final Four in 2013, there were plenty of expectations heaped on St. Thomas in 2014 and 2015, when they were bounced early from the tournament. This year's version is well motivated to cherish the moment. More in a Road to Salem feature by Andrew Lovell.
March 15, 2016 Benedictine feels no burden in being unbeaten No men's team has reached the Final Four with an unblemished record since 1999, but being 30-0 doesn't bother Benedictine. They embrace their undefeated record and ignore the jinx. More in a Road to Salem feature by Josh Smith.
March 13, 2016 Hoopsville: Only the Elite Sunday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh recapped a terrific weekend of basketball while hearing from many of those moving on to the Division III basketball championship weekends.Who thinks they are in good shape? Who will survive? You can watch Hoopsville or listen to the podcast On Demand now:
March 11, 2016 Sweet 16 round great for Scots Wooster advanced to the Elite Eight once again, while Alma advanced for the first time in program history. Plus Amherst and Tufts set up a high stakes rubber match and Benedictine stays perfect. That and more in the sectional semifinal recap.
March 10, 2016 Hoopsville: Sectionals Preview Which eight teams of the 32 left can get the job done and march on to the championship weekends? Thursday night, Dave McHugh chats with some of those who have already surprised and those who hope to keep their tournament dreams reality. Watch Hoopsville On Demand or listen to the podcast here:
March 9, 2016 Long road to the Sweet 16 Oswego State's first trip to the Sweet 16 required a 483-mile trip to Marietta, and two wins. Now the Lakers have three teams coming to their place. More in a Road to Salem feature by Rob Knox.
March 9, 2016 Tommies' scoring hangs in the balance Ryan Saarela had two big nights for St. Thomas in the opening weekend of the tournament, but that's not how the Tommies generally operate. Nathan Ford has more in a Road to Salem feature.
March 10, 2016 Tufts studying for its chemistry finals It may sound cliché, but Tufts men’s basketball coach Bob Sheldon claims ‘team chemistry’ is the reason the Jumbos are two wins away from advancing to the Salem Civic Center. More in a Road to Salem feature by Matthew Noonan.
March 9, 2016 Big man with big impact Seven-footers who can play are a rarity at the Division III level, but Keene State's Nate Howard is both and he helped the Owls advance with two big games. More in a Road to Salem feature.
March 7, 2016 Alma's little brother comes up big DJ Beckman is a known commodity for Alma-- All-MIAA honoree, Jostens Trophy finalist, starter. But don't overlook his younger brother Jason who has been one of the most efficient players in Division III basketball this season. Paul Beroza has more in a Road to Salem feature.
March 6, 2016 Hoopsville: Survive and Advance! Survive and advance! Pretty much sums up one of the craziest opening weekends to the D3 championship tournaments in recent history. Sunday night on Hoopsville Dave McHugh recapped it all, talked to coaches who survived, and looked ahead to the next weekend. You watch or listen to Hoopsville On Demand here:
March 6, 2016 Sectional hosts annouced The sites for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds are in. Here's where the remaining teams will be heading for next Friday's games.
March 5, 2016 Close encounters of the second kind The second round of the 2016 men's basketball tournament was filled with nail biters. Oswego State and Amherst won in the final minute while Babson edged Susquehanna without its All-American and Whitman edged Whitworth out west. Get the men's recap here.
March 5, 2016 Cain and Keene State advance In one of many thrillers from the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Keene State outlasted Stockton 72-71 in overtime. Afterwards we spoke with the Owls' head coach Ryan Cain about the victory, his transition from All-American player to coach and what the Owls will do differently in their rematch with Middlebury.
March 4, 2016 Oh mercy! Marietta, Plattsburgh bounced Gwynedd Mercy scored with 2.1 seconds left and held on to eliminate Marietta, while Plattsburgh State and Catholic were bounced at home and Lancaster Bible's season ended. More in Friday's Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament first-round action.
March 2, 2016 2016 men's NCAA Tournament preview It's Pat Coleman's annual NCAA Tournament preview, with surprise teams, disappointments, and his picks to head to Salem for the Division III men's basketball Final Four.
March 4, 2016 Tournament excitement comes to Whitman The Missionaries had been on the cusp of the NCAA Tournament before, never getting in. This week, not only getting a bid but getting to host, brought all sorts of excitement to the Walla Walla, Wash., campus.
March 3, 2016 Lancaster Bible finally dancing After a close-but-no-cigar in last year's bracket, and the threat of getting left out even at 26-1, Lancaster Bible is in the NCAA Tournament and finds itself matched up with Division III royalty right out of the gate. Rob Knox has more in Around the Nation.
March 2, 2016 Long road to the tournament Brooklyn guard Chris McIllhatton was injured in last preseason, never got right and fell out of the rotation. But the Bulldogs have gotten a boost from him this time around and he has helped them to the NCAA Tournament. Sarah Sommer has more in Around the Atlantic.
March 3, 2016 Hoopsville: For All the Glory The Roads to Indianapolis and Salem have been laid out in front of 126 teams... now it's time to start down those roads to champions. Who has a chance? Who will upset? Who is too tough at home? Watch Hoopsville On Demand here:
March 3, 2016 Join the Bracket Challenge! Our longtime friends over at d3photography.com are hosting a Division III basketball bracket challenge. Check it out and try your hand at predicting the brackets! Women's deadline 5 p.m. ET Friday!
March 3, 2016 Concussed: How one player took his hits and came back Ben Watkins spent three years learning the game of basketball on the sidelines for Christopher Newport after picking up his eighth concussion in three years. But this season, he decided basketball was worth the risk and he returned to the floor. A Road to Salem feature.
March 2, 2016 Lycoming road tested and ready The Warriors faltered down the stretch and had to hold their breath just to get a bid in the conference tournament. Then, the fifth seed went and won the Mac Commonwealth, overcoming adversity along the way. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
March 2, 2016 A most welcome return Hardin-Simmons coach Craig Carse was sidelined for all but three regular season games due to health issues. He returned just in time to lead the Cowboys to a conference tournament title and has his team ready for NCAA tournament play. More in Around the South.
March 1, 2016 Off the bench, into the tournament Midway through the season, Denison coach Bob Ghiloni made the difficult decision to send one of his top players to the bench. David Meurer accepted his new role and responded by leading the Big Red to their second ever NCAC tournament title. More in Around the Great Lakes.
February 29, 2016 Hoopsville Bracket Breakdown The brackets have been announced, so time to break them down. Dave chatted with coaches who are playing next weekend in the NCAA tournament and the committee chairs who lead the selections and bracketing. You can watch the special Monday edition of Hoopsville On Demand now!
February 29, 2016 Men's bracket released! It's official now -- we know who's in and who's out of the NCAA Tournament. (Although if you listened to us last night you already had a really good idea.) Here's who made it, the full bracket and our analysis.
February 28, 2016 Who's in? Our projected men's bracket We picked our projected teams live on the air Sunday night. Who do we think gets in? How will the NCAA pair them up? We've got a suggestion here in our projected 2016 Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket.
February 27, 2016 Who's in the men's tournament? The men's 62-team tournament is now set. Here are the teams that secured automatic qualifying bids, those that received one of the 19 at-large bids and links to all the championship week coverage.
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