Basketball - Thu, Mar. 7, 2013

A total of seven teams from the Golden State Athletic Conference have qualified for the NAIA Div. I Men's and Women's Basketball Championship Tournaments.  As GSAC Tournament Champions, the No. 8 Vanguard women and the No. 23 Concordia men have received the GSAC's automatic berth to their respective national tournaments.  No. 4 Westmont and No. 10 The Master's receive at-large berths to the women's tournament, and on the men's side No. 11 Westmont, No. 16 Hope International, and No. 19 Arizona Christian will be heading to nationals. 

 

Vanguard won a national championship in 2008 and have qualified for the 15th time, while Concordia won it all in both 2003 and 2012 and have qualified for the 11th year.  This will be the first tournament appearance for both Hope International and Arizona Christian.  The Westmont men will be making their 15th appearance at nationals, but their first since 2007, while the women will participate for the eighth time.  The Master's women will also be making their eighth appearance and their first since 2008.  To see the list of qualifiers, go to NAIA Div. I Women's Basketball and NAIA Div. I Men's Basketball.

The men's tournament will take place at historic Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri, while the women travel to play at Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Kentucky.  For the complete tournament schedule and results including links to the bracket, go to NAIA Div. I Men's Basketball Championship and NAIA Div. I Women's Basketball Championship.