The 71st NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship will take place at the Sports Arena in Hutchinson, Kansas, March 19-24, 2018. The 2018 edition of The Tournament marks the 70th consecutive year the event will be hosted by Hutchinson and organized and directed by the American Legion Lysle Rishel Post #68.
The Tournament features the top 24 teams in Division I men's basketball of the NJCAA. The single-elimination seeded bracket is comprised of 16 District Champions, four at-large selections and four 'zone' qualifiers. The top eight seeds receive first-round byes.
Basketball fans from around the country travel to Huchinson each year for The Tournament to watch the best young collegiate basketball players compete for a national championship. With the newly renovated Sports Arena and great local hospitality, The Tournament is one of the top sporting events in the country.