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Big changes coming to NAIA men's and women's basketball

NAIA hoops going to one division, 64-team national tournaments


Colin Thompson

In two years, the NAIA will move away from two divisions for basketball, and form just one division for all schools. The men's and women's national tournaments will then be 64 teams, instead of the current 32.

A major change to NAIA men’s and women’s basketball is coming soon.

Earlier this week, the NAIA’s National Administrative Council approved a move to change the NAIA basketball national tournament format to one division and 64 teams qualifying for the national tournament. Currently, there is Division I and Division II for NAIA basketball. Montana State University-Northern, and the Frontier Conference is part of Division I.

The new format, which will go into effect for the 2020-2021 NAIA season, will feature one division for men and one for women, with a 64 team field, and 16, four-t...

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