THE ROAD TO 'HUTCH'

Each season, over 200 NJCAA Division I men's basketball teams take aim towards the ultimate prize - a trip to Hutchinson, Kansas, for a chance to compete for a national championship. The 2019 season marks the 72nd NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship - known as The Tournament. 

NJCAA Division I men's basketball is comprised of 16 districts across the country and the champion of each district receives an automatic bid to The Tournament, which is a 24-team, single-elimination championship.

Region and District Championships for DI Men's Basketball are scheduled to be completed by Saturday, March 9, 2019.  

In addition to the 16 district champions, feight (8) at-large teams advance to The Tournament. At-large selections are made by the NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. At-large selections will be made by the committee on Sunday, March 11. 

Once the 24 team field is set, the NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee seeds the field to complete the bracket with the top eight seeds receiving byes to the second round. The fully seeded bracket will be released by the NJCAA on Monday, March 11th.  

#1 Indian Hills Warriors

33-0

#2 NW Florida St. Raiders

30-2

#3 Vincennes Trailblazers

32-1

#4 Salt Lake Bruins

30-3

#5 Coffeyville Ravens

29-4

#6 Florida SW St. Buccaneers

29-2

#7 Odessa Wranglers

28-4

#8 Eastern Florida St. Titans

27-4

#9 Trinity Valley Cardinals

27-4

#10 Southern Idaho Golden Eagles

27-5

#11 Hutchinson Blue Dragons

28-6

#12 Connors State Cowboys

29-3

#13 South Plains Texans

24-8

#14 Motlow State Bucks

22-7

#15 Western Nebraska Cougars

26-7

#16 Barton Cougars

27-6

#17 Tyler Apaches

26-6

#18 Holmes Bulldogs

24-4

#19 Otero Rattlers

29-4

#20 Highland Cougars

26-7

#21 Central Georgia Tech Titans

25-8

#22 Cape Fear Sea Devils

21-11

#23 Snead State Parsons

25-7

#24 Baltimore City Panthers

21-11