March 5, 2007

CVAC Sends Record Number of Teams to the 'Big Dance'

CVAC Sends Record Number To The ‘Big Dance'

3/4/07

Link to: Men's NCAA Bracket
Link to: Women's NCAA Bracket

The Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference set a conference record sending seven league basketball teams to the NCAA Division II National Tournament.  The NCAA selection show announced late Sunday night the pairings for the tournament and the CVAC was proud to have four women's teams and three men's teams represent the conference.

CVAC Women

On the women's side No. 2 Pfeiffer received the automatic qualification by winning the CVAC conference tournament.  They will take on No. 7 Pitt-Johnstown University.  Anderson University received the forth seed by advancing to the CVAC championship game and will take on CAL-PA.  Barton College placed sixth in the regional match-ups and will take on #3 Indiana-PA while St. Andrews Presbyterian College placed eighth and will take on host Glenville State who is seeded first.

The tournament begins Friday, March 9th with games Friday, Saturday, and Monday.  More information will be released by the NCAA, host institutions, & participating schools on Monday.

CVAC Men

For the Men the Barton Bulldogs will once again host the regional championships after receiving the No. 1 ranking in the region.  Barton hosted last year and went on to win the region and advance to the Elite Eight before falling to eventual national champion Winona State in overtime.  Barton will have a tough opening round game though, as they will have to try and beat league foe Queens University of Charlotte who received a No. 8 at-large bid.  Queens hopes the third time is the charm, as the two teams have met twice previously with Barton taking both wins.

Mount Olive College received the No. 6 seed and final bid by CVAC teams.  They look to bounce back from a CVAC Tournament Finals loss and start a new win streak, as they will play #No. Millersville.  The Trojans hope to return to the Elite Eight after their last trip there in 2005.  Other match-ups in the region will feature No.4 Alderson-Broadus against No. 5 WV State in a rematch of the WVIAC Conference Tournament Championship and No.2 West Liberty State playing No.7 CAL-PA.

The men's tournament begins Saturday, March 10th with games Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.  More information will be released by the NCAA, regional host Barton College, & participating schools on Monday.

The CVAC placed the most teams in the regional playoffs with four teams on the women's side.  The men tied for the most qualifying as the WVIAC also place three teams.  All regional members compete for at-large berths after automatic qualifiers are placed in the tournament and ranked accordingly.  Rankings are based on multiple stipulations ranging from head to head play, in-region results, records against winning teams, etc. that are broken down by committee members for each team in the region and heavily compared.

Stayed tuned to http://www.cvac.net/ for further information on NCAA bracket pairing, game times, and match-ups, etc.

 

-Courtesy NCAA

NCAA announces 2007 selections  

March 4, 2007
   

 

 


INDIANAPOLIS--The NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Committee announced today the field of 64 teams for the 2007 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship.

Twenty-two conferences have been awarded automatic qualification. The remaining 42 teams were selected at large by the committee.

Seven of the regional tournaments, consisting of eight teams each, will be conducted March 10, 11 and 13 at regional sites. The West regional will be conducted March 9, 10 and 12. The eight quarterfinalists will advance to the finals at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, March 21, 22 and 24.

Conferences that received automatic qualification are as follows:

California Collegiate Athletic Association...................Humboldt State University
Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference......................Barton College
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.......................Caldwell College
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.................Elizabeth City State University
East Coast Conference.............................................Adelphi University
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference..........University of Findlay
Great Lakes Valley Conference.................................University of Southern Indiana
Great Northwest Conference....................................Seattle University
Gulf South Conference............................................University of Montevallo
Heartland Conference..............................................St. Edwards's University
Lone Star Conference..............................................Midwestern State University
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.......University of Central Missouri
North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference........University of South Dakota
Northeast-10 Conference.........................................Bentley College
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference...................Winona State University
Peach Belt Conference............................................Lander University
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.....................Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference........................Metropolitan State College of Denver South Atlantic Conference............................................................Wingate University
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference..............Albany State University (Georgia)
Sunshine State Conference.......................................Eckerd College
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference........West Virginia State University

Those institutions receiving at-large berths are, in alphabetical order, as follows:

Adams State College
University of Alaska Anchorage
Alderson-Broaddus College
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Augusta State University
Barry University
Benedict College
University of Bridgeport
Brigham Young University, Hawaii
Bryant University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, San Bernardino
California University of Pennsylvania
Catawba College
Clayton State University
Drury University
Emporia State University
Fort Lewis College
Grand Canyon University
Grand Valley State University
Henderson State University
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mount Olive College
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Northern Kentucky University
Northwest Missouri State University
Pace University
Philadelphia University
Pittsburg State University
Queens University of Charlotte
Quincy University
Rockhurst University
Rollins College
Seattle Pacific University
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
St. Cloud State University
College of Saint Rose
Valdosta State University
Virginia Union University
West Liberty State College
West Texas A&M University
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Winona State defeated Virginia Union 73-61 to win the 2006 NCAA Division II Men's Elite Eight in Springfield.

 

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