2005 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2005 Buffalo Funds - NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was held from March 16 to 22 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. The sixty-eighth annual NAIA basketball tournament featured 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format.[1] The 2005 National Champions were the unranked John Brown University (Ark.) who defeated the 9th ranked Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) by a score of 65 to 55. The other NAIA National semifinalists were Carroll College (Mont.) and Robert Morris College (Ill.).

2005 (2005) NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
Teams32
ChampionsJohn Brown (Ark.)
(1 title)
Runner-UpAzusa Pacific (Calif.)
(1 title game)
SemifinalistsCarroll (Mont.)
Robert Morris (Ill.)
Coach of the YearBill Odell
(Azusa Pacific (Calif.))
Chuck Taylor MVPBrandon Cole
(John Brown (Ark.))
Player of the YearJarred Merrill
(Oklahoma Christian)
Charles Stevenson
Hustle Award
Quinton Gibson
(Robert Morris (Ill.))
Top scorerDaniel Rose (Biola (Calif.))
(66 points)
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2005 tournament would bring four new teams to the NAIA National Semifinals. The first tournament since 2001 tournament to do so. (It would be the 7th time in tournament history this has happened; previous years were the inaugural year 1937, 1945, 1947, 1965, 1969, 2001).

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Leading scorer: Daniel Rose, Biola (Calif.) in 3 games Rose scored a total of 66 points, including 26 field goals and 14 free throws to average 22.0 points per game.
  • Leading rebounder: Mersad Terzic, Mountain State (W.Va.) in 3 games Terzic earned 31 rebounds averaging 10.3 rebounds per game
  • Most consecutive tournament appearances: 14th, Georgetown (Ky.)
  • Most tournament appearances: Georgetown (Ky.), 24th of 28, appearances to the NAIA Tournament.[2]

2005 NAIA bracketEdit

First Round
March 16, 17
Second Round
March 18
Elite Eight
March 19
NAIA National Semifinals
March 21
NAIA National Championship
March 22
               
1 Mountain State (W. Va.) 77
- Columbia (Mo.) 50
1 Mountain State 88
- Trevecca Nazarene 65
- Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 71
16 Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) 79
1 Mountain State 66
TOP TIER
March 16
9 Azusa Pacific 82
9 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 88
- Houston Baptist (Texas) 72
9 Azusa Pacific 100
8 Oklahoma Christian 93*
- Brescia (Ky.) 63*
8 Oklahoma Christian 72
9 Azusa Pacific 96
4 Robert Morris 88
5 Georgetown (Ky.) 84
- Georgia Southwestern 62
5 Georgetown 87
- Oklahoma Baptist 75
- Oklahoma Baptist 75
12 Westminster (Utah) 60
5 Georgetown 87
TOP TIER
March 16
4 Robert Morris 99
13 Lubbock Christian (Texas) 66
- California Baptist 77
- California Baptist 71
4 Robert Morris 105
- Xavier (La.) 79
4 Robert Morris (Ill.) 81
9 Azusa Pacific 55
- John Brown 65
3 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 69
- Faulkner (Ala.) 63
3 Lindsey Wilson 68
14 St. Xavier 78
- Langston (Okla.) 55
14 St. Xavier (Ill.) 72
14 St. Xavier 57
BOTTOM TIER
March 17
- Carroll 76
11 Concordia (Calif.) 72
- Carroll (Mont.) 85
- Carroll 66
- Oklahoma City 65
- Oklahoma City 77
6 Mobile (Ala.) 74
- Carroll 60
- John Brown 73
7 Union (Tenn.) 72
- John Brown (Ark.) 84
- John Brown 61
10 LSU-Shreveport 56
- Cumberland (Ky.) 75*
10 LSU-Shreveport 79
- John Brown 58
BOTTOM TIER
March 17
- Biola 56
15 Missouri Baptist 70
- Biola (Calif.) 76
- Biola 65
2 Southern Polytechnic 63
- Voorhees (S.C.) 74
2 Southern Polytechnic (Ga.) 88
  •  * denotes overtime.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2005 Tournament Bracket>". Archived from the original on 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  2. ^ "NAIA Championship History" (PDF). cstv.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-05-15.