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.  

Digital 2019 NJCAA DI MBB Championship Bracket

 

#1 Northwest Florida State Raiders

27-4

#2 South Plains Texans

26-5

#3 Vincennes Trailblazers

30-2

#4 Coffeyville Red Ravens

29-3

#5 Florida SouthWestern Buccaneers

29-2

#6 Odessa Wranglers

27-6

#7 Seward County Saints

27-5

#8 Ranger Rangers

28-3

#9 Casper Thunderbirds

32-2

#10 Eastern Florida State Titans

26-7

#11 Pearl River Wildcats

25-3

#12 Indian Hills Warriors

26-6

#13 Sheridan Generals

31-3

#14 Moberly Area Greyhounds

27-6

#15 Trinity Valley Cardinals

27-7

#16 Arizona Western Matadors

25-8

#17 Cape Fear Sea Devils

26-5

#18 Shelton State Buccaneers

27-6

#19 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Norsemen

27-6

#20 Kaskaskia Blue Devils

23-10

#21 Central Georgia Tech Titans

24-7

#22 Williston State Tetons

22-10

#23 Allegany Maryland Trojans

20-11

#24 Cleveland State Cougars

15-15