2005 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2005 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament was the 31st annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champions of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's Division III collegiate basketball in the United States.

2005 NCAA Division III
Men's Basketball Tournament
NCAA logo.svg
Teams64
Finals siteVirginia Salem, Virginia
ChampionsWisconsin–Stevens Point (2nd title)
Runner-upRochester (3rd title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachJack Bennett (UWSP)
MOPJason Kalsow (UWSP)
Attendance47,640
NCAA Division III Men's Tournaments
«2004 2006»

The field contained sixty-four teams, and each program was allocated to one of four sectionals. All sectional games were played on campus sites, while the national semifinals, third-place final, and championship finals were contested at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia.[1]

Defending champions Wisconsin–Stevens Point defeated Rochester (NY), 73–49, in the championship, clinching their first national title. Stevens Point were the first men's Division III program to defend their national title since Wisconsin–Platteville in 1999.

The Pointers (29–3) were again coached by Jack Bennett.

Jason Kalsow, also from Stevens Point, was named Most Outstanding Player.

Championship RoundsEdit

  National Semifinals     National Championship
                 
  Wisconsin–Stevens Point 81  
  York (PA) 58    
      Wisconsin–Stevens Point 73
      Rochester (NY) 49
  Rochester (NY) 65    
  Calvin 62   National Third-place
 
York (PA) 84
  Calvin 98

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Division III Men's Basketball Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 24. Retrieved 20 April 2019.