DACC to host national tournament for 25th year

Danville Area Community College and the city of Danville will again host the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men’s National Basketball Tournament at the DACC campus March 20-24.

Tournament pairings will not be available until later in March.

The top eight teams will be seeded by the Division II Men’s Basketball Committee via teleconference once all district champions are determined.

The remaining eight teams will be placed on the bracket by blind draw.

Each college will play a minimum of two games in the tournament. Teams playing more than two games will determine first through eighth place.

This year marks the 25th year that Danville has hosted the tournament and the 33rd year of the tournament. 

Please note new game times for the 2018 tournament!

Game times are: Tuesday, March 20: 9 & 11 a.m. morning session; 1 & 3 p.m. afternoon session and 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. evening session. Wednesday, March 21: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. morning/afternoon session and 6 & 8 p.m. for evening session. Thursday, March 22: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. morning/afternoon session and 6 & 8 p.m. for evening session. Friday, March 23: 9 & 11 a.m. morning session; 1 & 3 p.m. afternoon session and 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. evening session. Saturday, March 24: Noon & 2 p.m. afternoon session and 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. for evening session.

A 50/50 raffle will be held in conjunction with the tournament. Tickets cost $1 each. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday, March 24, during the championship game. Raffle participants need not be present to win. All proceeds from the raffle will support DACC athletic programs.

This year’s teams are:

District One: Pima Community College- Tuscon, AZ.

District Two: Erie Community College- Buffalo, NY.

District Three: Triton College- River Grove, IL.

District Four: South Suburban- South Holland, IL.

District Five: Highland Community College- Highland, KS.

District Six: College of Southern Maryland- La Plata, MD.

District Seven: Dakota County Technical College- Rosemount, MN.

District Eight: Southwestern Community College- Creston, IA.

District Nine: Grand Rapids Community College- Grand Rapids, MI.

District Ten: Delta College- University Center, MI.

District Eleven: Cuyahoga Community College- Cleveland, OH.

District Twelve: Ulster  County Community College- Stone Ridge, NY.

District Thirteen: Arkansas State University- MidSouth- West Memphis, AR.

District Fourteen: Louisburg College- Louisburg, NC.

District Fifteen: Richard Blane College- South Prince George, VA.

District Sixteen: Danville Area Community College- Danville, IL.

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