1999 Division III men's basketball tournament

The UW-Platteville Pioneers defeated Hampden-Sydney 76-75 in double overtime to capture their second consecutive national championship under coach Bo Ryan. The Pioneers were the first team to win back-to-back championships since North Park won three in a row from 1978 to 1980.

The game marked the first double overtime championship game in the history of the Division III men's championship and just the second title game in the history of NCAA men's basketball, at any level, to go at least two overtimes.

Hampden-Sydney held a 37-34 lead heading into intermission after knocking in 53.3 percent of its shots from the field.

The game was tight for the entire first half with neither team holding more than a five-point lead. When Alex Robbins hit a free throw with 14:23 left in the game, the Tigers held a six-point lead, but UWP went on a 16-3 run over the next six minutes to grab a seven-point advantage. The teams battled back and forth for the remainder of the period, but a Brian Murphy free throw with 1:01 remaining in regulation tied the score at 61 and sent the game to overtime.

In the first overtime, HSC's Chris Fox knocked in a three-pointer with 36 seconds left to give the Tigers a three-point lead, but UWP's Mike Jones buried a three to tie the game at 66 and send it into the second overtime period. The lead changed hands twice in the second overtime period and changed a third time when HSC's Jeremy Harris hit a short jumper to give the Tigers a 75-74 lead. However, just 26 seconds after that bucket, Colin Gassner hit a reverse lay-up to give the Pioneers a 76-75 lead they would never relinquish.

The attendance was officially listed at 4,461, the largest to witness a Division III men's basketball championship game at the time.

Wisconsin-Platteville 76, Hampden-Sydney 75 (2 OT)
at Salem, Va. (att. 4,461)

All-Tournament Team
Merrill Brunson, Wisconsin-Platteville (Most Outstanding Player)
Mike Jones, Wisconsin-Platteville
T.J. Grimes, Hampden-Sydney
Jeremy Harris, Hampden-Sydney
Horace Jenkins, William Paterson

Third-Place Game
Connecticut College 92, William Paterson 83 (OT)

National Semifinals
Wisconsin-Platteville 75, William Paterson 51
Hampden-Sydney 74, Connecticut College 58

Sectional Finals
Connecticut College 73, Trinity (Conn.) 70
Hampden-Sydney 68, John Carroll 51
William Paterson 50, Richard Stockton 49
Wisconsin-Platteville 61, Gustavus Adolphus 47

Sectional Semifinals
Trinity (Conn.) 89, Hamilton 73
Connecticut College 80, Cortland St. 66
John Carroll 78, Mississippi College 57
Hampden-Sydney 74, Wooster 66
Richard Stockton 60, Wilkes 50
William Paterson 79, Catholic 71
Wisconsin-Platteville 74, Manchester 65
Gustavus Adolphus 66, Franklin 65

Second Round
Hamilton 72, St. John Fisher 70
Trinity (Conn.) 71, Bowdoin 57
Cortland State 71, Geneseo State 61
Connecticut College 94, Western Connecticut 76
John Carroll 88, Ohio Northern 83 (OT)
Mississippi College 67, Maryville (Tenn.) 53
Wooster 89, Otterbein 80
Hampden-Sydney 74, Randolph-Macon 65
Wilkes 77, Franklin & Marshall 58
Richard Stockton 62, New Jersey City 56
Catholic 73, Goucher 69
William Paterson 58, Rowan 55
Wisconsin-Platteville 85, Augsburg 53
Manchester 62, Wheaton (Ill.) 60
Gustavus Adolphus 58, Upper Iowa 55
Franklin 81, Ripon 73

First Round
Hamilton 66, Rochester 58
Bowdoin 68, Bridgewater State 48
Cortland State 85, Rochester Institute of Technology 49
Western Connecticut 70, Clark 51
John Carroll 68, Allegheny 62
Maryville (Tenn.) 66, Rose-Hulman 59
Otterbein 104, Defiance 90
Randolph-Macon 68, Christopher Newport 66
Franklin & Marshall 81, Johns Hopkins 66
New Jersey City 79, Kings Point 66
Catholic 77, Lebanon Valley 72
William Paterson 76, Staten Island 59
Augsburg 102, Nebraska Wesleyan 91
Wheaton (Ill.) 81, Washington U. 79
Gustavus 67, Pomona-Pitzer 37
Ripon 63, Illinois Wesleyan 58