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March 16, 2012

NJCAA Tournament Information

Southern Idaho Set to Defend Title at DI Men's Basketball Championship Tournament


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – With 15 other teams gunning for a national championship, College of Southern Idaho will defend their crown at the 65th NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship. The tournament will take place March 20-24 in Hutchinson, Kan.

Fans can follow the action at http://www.njcaabbtrny.org/ and all 26 games can be viewed live online at NJCAA TV. Fans can also watch games on their iPhone, iPad and Android devices by visiting the iHigh mobile site at m.ihigh.com.  

Seeding was determined by a blind draw at the NJCAA Annual Meeting in March 2011.

Seeding Results (District)
Game 1: (D15) East Mississippi CC vs. (D5) South Plains College, Texas
Game 2: (D3) Monroe College, N.Y. vs. (D11) Indian Hills CC-Ottumwa, Iowa
Game 3: (D2) Eastern Oklahoma State College vs. (D1) College of Southern Idaho
Game 4: (D4) Three Rivers CC, Mo. vs. (D10) Spartanburg Methodist College, S.C.
Game 5: (D7) Columbia State CC, Tenn. vs. (D13) Gordon College, Ga.
Game 6: (D12) Wallace State CC-Hanceville, Ala. vs. (D6) Seward CCC, Kan.
Game 7: (D9) Otero JC, Colo. vs. (D16) Wabash Valley College, Ill.
Game 8: (D14) Navarro College, Texas vs. (D8) Northwest Florida State College

A quick glance at this year's qualifying teams is below. Tournament bracket, stats, updated results and additional information can be found athttp://www.njcaabbtrny.org/.

*Coaches' records reflect seasons at current school

College of Southern Idaho (30-3)
District 1 & Region 18 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: #4 
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 21
Last Tournament Appearance: 2011
National Championships: 1 (2011)
Head Coach: Steve Gosar, 4th Season (105-28)
Top Players:  Faybon Harris (17.5 ppg, 2.7 apg, 40.5 3FG%)
                    Rafriel Guthrie (15.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 49.6 FG%)
                    Luke Cothron (15.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2.4 bpg)

Eastern Oklahoma State College (30-3)
District 2/Region 2 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: #8
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 2
Last Tournament Appearance: 1961
National Championships: 0
Head Coach: Scott Edgar, 2nd Season (49-14)
Top Players:  Marcus Tarrance (18.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 41.5 FG%)
                    Billy Rowland (15.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 56.8 FG%)
                    Therone Chilton (15.3 ppg, 2.8 apg, 42.9 FG%)

Monroe College, N.Y. (30-4)
District 3 & Region 15 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: #3 
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 4
Last Tournament Appearance: 2011
National Championships: 0
Head Coach: Jeff Brustad, 10th Season (307-64)
Top Players:  Davon Marshall (15.8 ppg, 2.8 apg, 46.4 3FG%)
                    Drimir Ferguson (11.7 ppg, 5.9 apg, 2.4 spg)
                    Marco Bourgault (10.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 41.9 3FG%)

Three Rivers Community College, Mo. (21-12)
District 4 & Region 16 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: NR 
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 16
Last Tournament Appearance: 2010
National Championships: 0
Head Coach: Gene Bess, 42nd Season (1,354-314)
Top Players:  Tarius Johnson (20.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 46.4 FG%)
                    Ibrahim Djambo (10.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 41.1 FG%)
                    Bobby Peebles (9.4 ppg, 4.9 apg, 2.8 spg) 

South Plains College, Texas (32-0)
District 5/Region 5 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: #1 
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 4
Last Tournament Appearance: 2008
National Championships: 1 (2008)
Head Coach: Steve Green, 12th Season (297-83)
Top Players:  Marshall Henderson (19.4 ppg, 1.8 apg, 42.8 FG%)
                    Yanick Moreira (12.1 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 2.1 bpg)
                    Stanton Kidd (11.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 59.8 FG%)

Seward County Community College, Kan. (28-6)
District 6/Region 6 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: #17  
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 3
Last Tournament Appearance: 2008
National Championships: 0
Head Coach: Bryan Zollinger, 5th Season (134-37)
Top Players:  Deverell Biggs (15.3 ppg, 3.4 apg, 3.6 spg) 
                    Irvin Hollinger (14.3 ppg, 4.8 apg, 47.2 FG%)
                    Kaheem Ransom (13.6 ppg, 2.7 apg, 37.7 3FG%)

Columbia State Community College, Tenn. (21-6)
District 7/Region 7 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: RV
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 3
Last Tournament Appearance: 1978
National Championships: 0
Head Coach: Jay Joyner, 3rd Season (59-22)
Top Players:  Kendal Jennings (18.1 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 46.0 3FG%)
                    Devonte James (10.5 ppg, 2.1 spg, 44.2 FG%)
                    Masceo Harmon (9.8 ppg, 4.2 apg, 1.9 spg)

Northwest Florida State College (29-1)
District 8/Region 8 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: #2 
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 4
Last Tournament Appearance: 2010
National Championships: 0
Head Coach: Steve Forbes, 1st Season (29-1)
Top Players:  Chris Jones (18.0 ppg, 4.2 apg, 44.2 FG%)
                    Rod Rucker (12.5 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 50.9 FG%)
                    Neiko Hunter (11.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 53.6 FG%)

Otero Junior College, Colo. (29-4)
District 9/Region 9 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: #19 
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 0
Last Tournament Appearance: N/A
National Championships: 
Head Coach: Houston Reed, 6th Season (85-98)
Top Players:  Adam Link (12.6 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 54.3 FG%)
                    Lucas Archuleta (10.9 ppg, 4.0 apg, 47.6 FG%)
                    Wes McKenzie (10.4 ppg, 54.0 FG%)

Spartanburg Methodist College, S.C. (28-5)
District 10/Region 10 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: RV 
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 4
Last Tournament Appearance: 1999
National Championships: 0
Head Coach: Jeff Brookman, 2nd Season (47-16)
Top Players:  Mario Pendarvis (14.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 45.5 FG%)
                    Ronell Crocket (10.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 56.2 FG%)
                    Jalen Nesbitt (10.0 ppg, 2.3 apg, 53.8 FG%)

Indian Hills Community College-Ottumwa, Iowa (30-3)
District 11 & Region 11 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: #7 
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 8
Last Tournament Appearance: 2008
National Championships: 3 (1997, 1998, 1999)
Head Coach: Barret Peery, 1st Season (30-3)
Top Players:  Jameel McKay (14.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 60.5 FG%)
                    Dustin Hogue (11.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 48.6 FG%)
                    Roderick Bobbitt (9.5 ppg, 5.9 apg, 3.0 spg)

Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, Ala. (19-15)
District 12/Region 22 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: NR  
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 1
Last Tournament Appearance: 2010
National Championships: 0
Head Coach: John Meeks, 2nd Season (35-29)
Top Players:  Jeremy McKay (15.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 43.9 FG%)
                    Jacquise Moore (11.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 42.4 FG%)
                    Jay Murphy (6.7 ppg, 4.3 apg, 1.2 spg) 

Gordon College, Ga. (26-7)
District 13/Region 17 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: NR 
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 0
Last Tournament Appearance: N/A
National Championships: 0
Head Coach: Israel Ingle, 5th Season (80-73)
Top Players:  Reigarvius Williams (17.7 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 54.4 FG%)
                    Marquis Barnes (15.2 ppg, 2.0 spg, 42.5 FG%)
                    Ryan Fleming (11.2 ppg, 3.6 apg, 43.1 FG%)
                        

Navarro College, Texas (25-9)
District 14/Region 14 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: NR
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 2
Last Tournament Appearance: 2010
National Championships: 0
Head Coach: Johnny Estelle, 4th Season (101-38)
Top Players:  James Thomas (8.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.6 apg)
                    Amos Olatatyo (9.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.7 spg)
                    Jonathon Benn (4.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.6 apg)

East Mississippi Community College (23-4)
District 15/Region 23 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: #15
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 2
Last Tournament Appearance: 2011
National Championships: 0
Head Coach: Mark White, 5th Season (103-41)
Top Players:  D.J. Evans (15.9 ppg, 4.2 apg, 41.3 FG%)
                    Colin Borchert (15.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.4 bpg)
                    Tradarrius McPhearson (8.0 ppg, 2.1 apg, 44.4 FG%)

Wabash Valley College, Ill. (25-8)
District 16/Region 24 Champions
Rank in Final Regular Season Poll: RV 
Total DI Tournament Appearances: 11
Last Tournament Appearance: 2011
National Championships: 1 (2001)
Head Coach: Dan Sparks, 6th Season (140-52)
Top Players:  Nick Wiggins (17.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 40.4 3FG%)
                    Jonathan Octeus (12.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.7 apg)
                    Donovan Johnson (9.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 54.0 FG%)

 

(Information from the NJCAA Website)