2018 Men's NCAA Tournament coverage

March 17, 2018 2018 Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket Nebraska Wesleyan won it all, and this is how it happened. The final 63 games of the Division III basketball season went like this.

March 17, 2018 Old friend comes back for Salem finale Nebraska Wesleyan finished as national runner-up here in Salem back in 1997, finishing a run of four trips to the Division III Final Four. And on the fifth trip, the Prairie Wolves picked up the ultimate trophy: Walnut and Bronze. Ryan Scott with more from Salem.

March 17, 2018 Nebraska Wesleyan fires on all cylinders to win national title The Prairie Wolves hit 73 3-pointers in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, finishing 14-for-22 in the title game, a 78-72 win vs. UW-Oshkosh in the final men's basketball championship in the Salem Civic Center.

March 16, 2018 Oshkosh, NWU book trip to title game UW-Oshkosh became the fifth Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team to play in the Division III national championship game, while Nebraska Wesleyan knocked off Springfield in overtime to return to the title game for the first time in 21 years. 

March 15, 2018 Making Nebraska Wesleyan click Nate Schimonitz was nearly lost for the season in Nebraska Wesleyan's preseason exhibition, and with him, the Prairie Wolves' hopes. They lost two of four games after his return, but they've won 16 of 17 since. More in a Road to Salem feature.

March 14, 2018 A shift in focus leads Oshkosh to semifinals UW-Oshkosh got past some of its regular-season issues and used that to get past four playoff opponents as well to qualify for the Division III men's basketball Final Four for the first time. More in a Road to Salem feature.

March 13, 2018 Roadrunners have unfinished business Last season Ramapo was supposed to make a deep NCAA Tournament run, but lost in the second round. This year the Roadrunners are on the road to Salem, despite playing higher ranked foes the last three games. What keyed the turnaround? Ryan Scott explores in our next Road to Salem feature.

March 10, 2018 Crazy season results in unexpected Final Four One of the last teams in the field was the first team to punch a ticket to Salem, while Ramapo ended the NJAC's Final Four drought, Nebraska Wesleyan steamrolled the No. 1 team out and UW-Oshkosh won in overtime.

March 12, 2018 Never giving up Whether it’s an individual NCAA Tournament game or the season itself, Springfield has proven that it simply cannot be counted out. Even when they are down three and the opponent is at the foul line with three seconds left. Ryan Scott has more in a Road to Salem feature.

March 9, 2018 NWU moves on in final seconds; Springfield in OT Nate Schimonitz scored with 3.1 seconds left in the game to win at UW-Platteville, while Springfield defeated Hamilton in overtime to advance to the Elite Eight in thrilling games.

March 8, 2018 Bonacum following his shot Last season Thomas Bonacum hit a half-court heave to give Ramapo a dramatic win over New Jersey City in the NJAC tournament. What followed that shot was elation, pain, disappointment and now resolve. Sarah Sommer explains in a Road to Salem feature.

March 7, 2018 Prairie Wolves learning as they go If you're going to play basketball at Nebraska Wesleyan, you're going to run. And you're going to learn about conditioning. And this year you're going to win, at least so far. Nathan Ford schools us on the Prairie Wolves.

March 6, 2018 John Carroll, Moran enjoying special year Pete Moran took over for his dad, Mike, as JCU head coach this season. And if the season ever stops, he'll take a second to let it sink in. Inside the streaking Blue Streaks, in a Road to Salem feature by Joe Sager.

March 5, 2018 Back on track At the beginning of the season, MIT served notice that it would be a force to contend with, as it battled Harvard to the wire. The Engineers haven't looked like that team the entire season, but they have made the Sweet 16, and they might be getting a key piece back. More in a Road to Salem feature by Ryan Scott.

February 26, 2019 Division III's biggest first-round upsets Do you think your team has what it takes to pull off an epic first-round upset? Plenty of teams have felt the same way in the past decade, and some of them have pulled it off. Here's a look at the top first-round upsets of the past 10 years, ranked from 1-10.

March 4, 2018 Whitman holds off Claremont in OT Claremont-Mudd-Scripps narrowly missed eliminating the top two teams in the country from the NCAA Tournament on consecutive nights as top-ranked Whitman held off the Stags in overtime, 89-84. The last game of the night is our feature Game of the Night.

March 3, 2018 Saturday men: Home is where the hurt is So much for home court advantage. Road teams won by small margins (Ramapo and Hamilton) and large (Swarthmore and Middlebury). Here's the recap of the second round of NCAA Tournament action.

March 2, 2018 Aurora upsets Wash U. with buzzer beater After Wash U. tied the game with 1.6 seconds left, Aurora's Max Vickers unleashed a 75-foot pass from out of bounds that Marcus Myers corralled and launched a jumper from the wing for the game-winner as time expired.

March 2, 2018 Whitworth, St. John's knocked out Claremont-Mudd-Scripps made the No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup disappear into thin air, Bethany Lutheran knocked St. John's out of the tournament, Cabrini won in the closing seconds and Augustana rallied past the System in a wild opening round to the 2018 Division III NCAA Tournament. 

March 2, 2018 Alluf not suited up for Yeshiva After allegations were raised regarding the eligibility of Bar Alluf, Yeshiva elected to hold him out of Friday's NCAA Tournament game vs. York (Pa.).

February 28, 2018 Yeshiva embracing the spotlight The Maccabees made history by earning the program's first NCAA Tournament berth. The team has silenced its doubters and is enjoying the support of the world's Jewish community. Adam Turer has more in a Road to Salem feature.

February 27, 2018 No. 6 Emory hosts Berry in NCAA D-III tourney opener The Emory men's basketball program will be one of 64 teams vying for the 2018 NCAA Division III national title, and will host the opening two rounds of the postseason this weekend at the Woodruff PE Center on the Emory campus.

February 28, 2018 2018 men's tournament preview Ryan Scott has taken you Around the Nation throughout the season and now he's ready to take you on to the Road to Salem, one last time. Our annual preview gets you ready for the 2018 NCAA Tournament with predictions on who will advance through each pod this weekend.

February 26, 2018 Final men's regional rankings released The NCAA released its final set of regional rankings, which is what was used to make at-large selections to the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

February 25, 2018 Who's in? Our projected men's bracket We picked our projected teams live on Hoopsville tonight. Who do we think gets in? How will the NCAA pair them up? We've got a suggestion here in our projected 2018 Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament bracket.

February 24, 2018 Who's in the men's tournament? All the hardware from the conference tournaments has been handed out and so have the at-large bids. If you missed anything from the 2018 conference playoffs, here's your one-stop shop on everything that happened.

February 24, 2018 Men: Bubbles mostly preserved...so far Bubble teams could breathe a little easier after Ramapo, Wittenberg and Plattsburgh State took care of business on Saturday afternoon. Plus it was a banner day for Bethany Lutheran, Greenville and New England College which are headed to the Tournament for the first time ever.

February 23, 2018 Friday: Bulldogs in, at-large pool fills Brooklyn captured the first of 84 automatic bids to be handed out this weekend, then the Montclair State women and Staten Island men followed shortly after that. Elsewhere twin upsets in the MIAC will pop someone else's bubble elsewhere and Eastern Mennonite kept going for Kirby.

February 22, 2018 Wednesday: Holding on at home Moravian, Ramapo and Lebanon Valley held on for overtime wins at home in their conference tournaments while UW-Oshkosh held off UW-La Crosse to advance in the WIAC tournament. Get the recap from the second full day of conference playoff action.

February 21, 2018 Third men's regional rankings released The NCAA men's basketball regional advisory committees released their third set of rankings, and as expected, the Atlantic Region was among those getting shuffled. Here's the full list.

February 20, 2018 Tuesday: Last chance to dance Earlier this season Wartburg, Skidmore and Ohio Wesleyan were ranked in the Top 25. Tonight they started their conference tournaments with wins, keeping alive their last chance to make the NCAA Tournament. It's our first recap of the playoff season.

February 14, 2018 Second men's regional rankings released The NCAA men's basketball regional advisory committees released their second set of rankings. Here's the full list.

February 8, 2017 First men's regional rankings released Here's the first look at how the NCAA regional ranking committees are thinking about how teams line up for possible at-large bids and hosting opportunities.

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