2017 Men's NCAA Tournament coverage

2017 Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket Babson College won the 2017 NCAA Division III men's basketball championship, defeating Augustana 79-78 in the title game. Here's the completed bracket.

March 19, 2017 Flannery's block party cause for celebration For NBA fans, "The Block" is LeBron James' title-saving stop in the 2016 NBA finals. For Division III fans, "The Block" will now be Joey Flannery's title-saving swat that sealed Babson's national title and the legacy for his senior class. Ryan Scott has the story in the season's final feature.

March 18, 2017 Babson finishes title run Babson defeated Augustana 79-78 in the 2017 NCAA Division III men's basketball championship game to complete its victorious return to Salem. Joey Flannery sealed the title by blocking a potential game-winning shot with three seconds left. Get the recap from Saturday's championship action in Salem, Va.

March 17, 2017 Babson rallies, Augie advances The last time Augustana and Babson came to Salem the Vikings beat the Beavers by 20 in the national semifinal. Tomorrow they'll meet again for the national title after Augustana advanced past Williams and Babson rallied by Whitman.

March 17, 2017 Hoopsville Courtside LIVE Hoopsville is once again in Salem for the Division III Men's Basketball Championship Weekend. Dave is joined by many as they preview (and breaking down) the semifinals games on Friday. Tune in starting at 3:00 PM ET leading up to the first game.

March 15, 2017 Babson brings more balance in Salem return After losing in the sectional round of last year's tournament, Babson is headed back to the national semifinals, led by multi-time All-American Joey Flannery. The Beavers bring more than Flannery in his final push for a national title. Matt Noonan has more in a Road to Salem feature.

March 15, 2017 The Viking who can go out on top Jacob Johnston is the lone senior in the rotation for an Augustana squad that replaced all five starters from last year. The Vikings' surprising run has continued all the way to Salem, two wins away from a title. Erik Buchinger has more in a Road to Salem feature.

March 14, 2017 Nothing blue about Whitman's fun run Whitman is undefeated and top-ranked entering the first Final Four in program and Northwest Conference history. The key to the Blues' success? Having fun. Andrew Lovell has more in a Road to Salem feature.

March 14, 2017 Former teammates take different tourney journeys in 2014, Daniel Aronowitz, Mike Greenman and Duncan Robinson were freshmen on the Williams team that lost in the national title game. Now Robinson is in the D-I dance with Michigan and the rest are back in Salem, but the bond remains strong, as Ryan Scott explains.

March 12, 2017 Hoopsville: Sectional Thrillers The Roads to Grand Rapids and Salem are now complete, but not without some surprising curves and some challenging passes. On Sunday's Hoopsville, Dave talks to some of the teams who have advanced to the national semifinals. Hoopsville hits the air LIVE at 7:00 p.m. ET.

March 11, 2017 Elite eight for Ephs Williams defeated Middlebury to reach its eighth national semifinal while Whitman edged Rochester to reach its first. Augustana held off Hanover and Babson overwhelmed Keene State to give us our final four teams in the 2017 Division III men's basketball tournament.

March 11, 2017 Panthers' dream season continues Hanover continued its season full of dramatic wins in fitting fashion, by beating Hope at the buzzer in the NCAA Tournament's sectional semifinal. We spoke with Panthers' head coach Jon Miller about the game-winning play design, Hanover's knack for late game heroics and how you prepare for a second game on a short turnaround.

March 10, 2017 Great finishes in the Great Lakes Hanover and Rochester won thrillers at Hope and Rochester in the sectional semifinals on Friday night, while Keene State avenged last year's tournament loss to Christopher Newport and the NESCAC guaranteed itself another national semifinalist. Get the recap from tonight's action.

March 9, 2017 Playoffs came early for Wartburg Friday night will be Wartburg's third game in the NCAA Tournament, but the Knights have been in playoff mode for weeks now. They had to win their final two regular season games just to make the IIAC tournament, and then win three there to reach the Big Dance. Ryan Scott catches up with the Knights on their Road to Salem.

March 9, 2017 Orange you glad Augie's resilient? Augustana has overcome graduating six players off last year's team and losing a key player in late January. So there was no need for Chrishawn Orange and company to panic when they trailed St. Thomas late in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Erik Buchinger tells the Vikings' tale in a Road to Salem feature.

March 9, 2017 Hoopsville: What Surprise is Next? We have already seen some interesting twists and turns in the opening rounds of the NCAA tournaments. What could possibly happen next? On Thursday's episode of Hoopsville, Dave chatted with a super-sized guest list as we previewed the Sectional Weekend. Watch the show On Demand now.

March 8, 2017 Keene State finds focus for playoffs Keene State admits that it had some difficulty looking ahead to the postseason during the regular season, and that led to four losses in five games in December. Now that the Owls have landed in the NCAA Tournament, they are focused and flying high. Sarah Sommer has their story in a Road to Salem feature.

March 8, 2017 Senior-powered Gulls enjoying the ride Endicott's run to the round of 16 has been powered by a senior-laden starting lineup and a day-by-day approach preached by coach Kevin Bettencourt. The Gulls are enjoying the moment and hope to extend it with another win at Middlebury on Friday night. Matt Noonan has their story in a Road to Salem feature.

March 5, 2017 Hoopsville: Survive and Advance! It is a cliche, but it once again sums up the opening weekend of the DIII championship tournaments. Once again, craziness ensued and we were able to enjoy it. Sunday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh recaps the first 90 games, talks to some of the coaches making waves, and looks ahead to the Sectional Weekend. Watch it On Demand now!

March 7, 2017 A fitting finale for Carse Craig Carse has spent 40 years coaching, 26 as a head coach. His career at Hardin-Simmons will conclude near his hometown in Marietta, or at the Final Four. Either way, it's a fitting farewell for a man who has given so much to so many.

March 7, 2017 Close calls give Hanover confidence Crunch time has been clutch time for the Panthers all season. The high-wire act continues into the Sweet 16. The young squad believes that it hasn't yet reached its full potential, and hopes to turn the narrow regular season escapes into more convincing postseason triumphs.

March 4, 2017 Second round: Orange is the new purple Crishawn Orange hit another game-winning shot for Augustana, while the orange-clad Wartburg Knights and Hope Flying Dutchmen advanced to the round of 16 on Saturday night.

March 3, 2017 Men's champs, runners-up get run in opening round Wartburg hit everything and bounced Benedictine, while Augustana hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to oust St. Thomas. And Amherst, a 2016 Final Four team, didn't make it to Saturday either. More in the men's roundup.

March 2, 2017 Hoopsville: Tournament Preview The Roads to Grand Rapids and Salem have been laid out in front of 128 teams... now the only question remaining: who will be crowned champions? On Thursday night's Hoopsville, Dave gave his tournament preview including chats with six programs from across the brackets. Watch On Demand.

March 2, 2017 Trying to take the next step Last year Oswego State had the ball bounce right and made it to the Sweet 16. But even though this is the Lakers' fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament in seven years, they haven't had much success in March. They'll try to change that in Brian Sortino's senior season. More in a Road to Salem feature.

March 1, 2017 2017 men's tournament preview Ryan Scott has taken you Around the Nation throughout the season and now he's ready to take you through the NCAA tournament bracket. It's our annual preview with picks to surprise, disappoint and advance to the national semifinals in Salem.

February 28, 2017 UW-Oshkosh's selection was off the charts It didn't seem like UW-Oshkosh had a chance at being selected as an at-large team to the Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament, considering they went just 17-10. Here's a look at how unusual it was.

February 27, 2017 Men's bracket released! Here is the bracket for the 2017 Division III men's basketball tournament with a couple of surprise at-large picks ... including the defending national champions.

February 27, 2017 Hoopsville Special: Bracket Breakdown The brackets are out! Now time to answer questions and give our first-look reactions. On this Hoopsville Special, Dave McHugh reacted and answered your questions to the NCAA tournament brackets. We also heared from both committee chairs.

February 24, 2017 Who's in the men's tournament? The men's 64-team tournament is now set. Here are the teams that secured automatic qualifying bids, those that received one of the 21 at-large bids and links to all the championship week coverage.

February 27, 2017 Final 2017 men's regional rankings Here's how the NCAA regional ranking committees ranked teams heading into the selection process.

February 26, 2017 Who's in? Our projected men's bracket We picked our projected teams live on Hoopsville tonight. Who do we think gets in? How will the NCAA pair them up? We've got a suggestion here in our projected 2017 Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket.

February 26, 2017 Hoopsville: Selection Sunday On Sunday's special edition of Hoopsville, Dave McHugh was joined by those who know D-III best to figure out who may be in or out as the NCAA committees make their selections. We also heard from a few programs who earned their way in.

February 26, 2017 Sunday: One final surprise In a season full of surprises, MIT provided one more as the Engineers upset No. 1 Babson in the NEWMAC title game, popping someone's bubble and creating the chance for a new top team entering the NCAA tournament. Meanwhile we'll have four perfect teams in the women's NCAA tourney.

February 25, 2017 Saturday men: Feels like the first time Swarthmore and Nichols are going to the NCAA tournament for the first time ever. Wooster is going there for the 26th time. Either way all the teams who clinched bids today are feeling great while some of Division III's heavyweights will have nervous waits for Monday. All that in today's recap.

February 24, 2017 Friday: Half-court heave wins NJAC Championship weekend got off to a stellar start as Ramapo beat New Jersey City University in the NJAC title game with a half-court buzzer beater. In other early finals the Staten Island women won the CUNYAC and Calvin bounced Hope from the MIAA tournament.

February 22, 2017 Updated men's regional rankings released Here's the most recent look at how the NCAA regional ranking committees are thinking about how teams line up for possible at-large bids and hosting opportunities, heading into conference championship games and Selection Sunday this weekend.

February 15, 2017 Second men's regional rankings released Here's an updated look at how the NCAA regional ranking committees are thinking about how teams line up for possible at-large bids and hosting opportunities, with Babson holding onto the No. 1 spot in the Northeast.

February 8, 2017 First men's regional rankings released Today we get our first look at how the NCAA regional ranking committees are thinking about how teams line up for possible at-large bids and hosting opportunities. The men's committees released their first set of regional rankings with the women to follow later.

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