Spartans Qualify for 2017-18 NJCAA DII Men's Basketball Championship

2018 Southwestern Spartan Basketball Team
2018 Southwestern Spartans-Region XI DII Champions and national qualifiers

The Southwestern Spartans earned a national tourney berth Saturday afternoon, March 10, following a battle on the court with the Iowa Central Tritons. The final score of 97-79 was not an indicator of the excitement of the game.

The Spartans now head for the 2017-18 NJCAA DII Men's Basketball Championship in Danville, IL, on Sunday, March 18. Their first round opponent will be Dakota County Technical College of Rosemount, MN. Tip-off for the Spartans and Dakota County will be Wednesday, March 21, at 1 p.m. CST at the Mary Miller Center in Danville, IL.

2017-18 NJCAA DII Championship Bracket

There will be a send-off ceremony on Sunday, March 18, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Student Center. The public is invited! Plan to wear your Spartan colors.

The agenda for the ceremony follows:

  • 1 p.m. – Autographs and well wishes to the team and the coaches
  • 1:30 p.m. – Head Coach Todd Lorensen speaks
  • 1:45 p.m. – Players and coaches walk through human tunnel to bus

To stay up-to-date on the Spartans national tournament run, please visit the 2018 National MBB Tourney Information page.