DACC to host national tournament for 26th 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 19-23.

Tournament pairings will not be available until later in March.

The top 8 teams will be seeded by the Division II Men’s Basketball Committee via teleconference once all district champions are determined. The remaining 8 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 26th year that Danville has hosted the tournament and the 34th year of the tournament.

The 2019 tournament game times are: 

March 19: 9 & 11 a.m. morning session; 1 & 3 p.m. afternoon session and 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. evening session.

March 20: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. morning/afternoon session and 6 & 8 p.m. for evening session.

March 21: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. morning/afternoon session and 6 & 8 p.m. for evening session. 

March 22: 9 & 11 a.m. morning session; 1 & 3p.m. afternoon session and 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. evening session.

March 23: Noon & 2 p.m. afternoon session and 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. for evening session.

A tournament pass, which is good for all games, is available for $50. Tickets are $10 each session/morning, afternoon or evening. 

Tickets for DACC students and senior citizens are $4 and children 6 and under are free for all games.

Tickets sold at the door only. Visa, Master Card and Discover accepted.

A 50/50 Raffle in conjunction with the tournament. Tickets cost $1 each. The winning ticket will be drawn March 23, during the championship game. Raffle participants need not be present to win.

All proceeds from the raffle will support DACC athletic programs.

For more information about the tournament, call 217-443-8823.

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