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Georgetown making record 25th NAIA appearance

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially released the field of 32 teams for the 71st Annual Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship, which will be held March 19-25 in Kansas City, Mo. Coined college basketball's toughest tournament, Municipal Auditorium hosts 32 teams playing in 31 games over a seven-day span.

The championship is a single-elimination tournament featuring 15 automatic qualifiers from eleven Division I affiliated conferences, one independent and 16 at-large berths, which are determined using the final regular-season rating released March 5.

Of the 32 teams, Georgetown (Ky.) is making the most appearances with its 25th. The Tigers, who own the only perfect record in Division I play at 32-0, also makes its 17th straight Championship. Defending national champion Oklahoma City has a Championship record of 41-11 (.788) in 16 previous appearances. The Stars own the most Championships (5) of any program in this year's field. Emmanuel (Ga.) is the lone team without any Championships experience. The Lions are out of the Southern States Athletic Conference and was the league tournament runners-up.

The first 28 games of the Championships will be video-streamed live on the Internet, while the Semifinal round and National Championship Game on March 25 will air live nationwide on CBS College Sports Network (CSTV), with Jason Knapp calling the action and Steve Wolf providing color analysis.

The official tournament bracket will be released on Wednesday, March 12 by 5 p.m. (CST).

For more information on the Championships, click here.
For complete conference tournament breakdown, click here.

Team (Overall Record^) Qualification Appearances* Record# Titles

Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.) (19-8)
At-Large 4
10th
9-9
0

Azusa Pacific (Calif.) (22-10)
At-Large 3
15th
23-14
0

California Baptist (23-8)
Golden State Athletic Tournament Runners-Up
4th
2-3
0

Campbellsville (Ky.) (24-9)
At-Large 15
6th
2-5
0

Carroll (Mont.) (23-8)
At-Large 11
8th
6-7
0

Columbia (Mo.) (25-8)
At-Large 5
13th
3-12
0

Concordia (Calif.) (28-4)
Golden State Athletic Regular Season & Tournament Champion
6th
15-4
1

Cumberland (Tenn.) (21-11)
At-Large 14
2nd
1-1
0

Cumberlands (Ky.) (19-13)
At-Large 9
18th
11-17
0

Emmanuel (Ga.) (16-17)
Southern States Athletic Tournament Runners-Up
1st
0-0
0

Georgetown (Ky.) (32-0)
Mid-South Tournament Champion
25th
42-23
1

Lambuth (Tenn.) (28-3)
TranSouth Athletic Regular Season & Tournament Champion
4th
1-3
0

Langston (Okla.) (12-12)
Red River Athletic Tournament Champion
3rd
0-2
0

Lee (Tenn.) (31-1)
Southern States Athletic Regular Season Champion
5th
3-4
0

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (22-9)
Frontier Tournament Champion
7th
2-6
0

Louisiana State-Shreveport (30-2)
Gulf Coast Athletic Regular Season & Tournament Champion
4th
1-3
0

Martin Methodist (Tenn.) (25-7)
At-Large 2
5th
2-4
0

McKendree (Ill.) (26-6)
American Midwest Tournament Champion
12th
9-11
0

Mobile (Ala.) (22-9)
At-Large 6
9th
7-8
0

Mountain State (W.V.) (30-2)
Independent Tournament Champion
10th
13-8
1

Oklahoma Baptist (22-9)
At-Large 7
20th
43-18
1

Oklahoma City (26-7)
Sooner Athletic Regular Season & Tournament Champion
17th
41-11
5

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) (17-14)
At-Large 12
14th
10-13
0

Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) (23-9)
At-Large 13
8th
4-7
0

Robert Morris (Ill.) (26-3)
Chicagoland Collegiate Tournament Champion
5th
10-4
0

Science & Arts (Okla.) (17-15)
Sooner Athletic Tournament Runners-Up
4th
10-2
1

St. Xavier (Ill.) (24-8)
At-Large 16
9th
4-8
0

Southern Nazarene (Okla.) (23-8)
At-Large 1
9th
10-7
1

Texas Wesleyan (19-10)
At-Large 8
9th
11-7
1

Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) (24-8)
TranSouth Athletic Tournament Runners-Up
5th
4-4
0

Wayland Baptist (Texas) (19-12)
At-Large 10
14th
7-13
0

Xavier (La.) (24-9)
Gulf Coast Athletic Tournament Runners-Up
11th
4-10
0

^ Based on conference websites

* Includes 2008 Championship

# Based on available records


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