Stillman is No. 8 seed at NAIA Final Site

Stillman is No. 8 seed at NAIA Final Site

Men’s Basketball – Sun, Mar. 14, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Stillman College will be the No. 8 seed at the NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship Final Site, the national office announced Saturday night. The Tigers are the last remaining HBCU competing in the NAIA postseason. 


Stillman will meet St. Francis (Ind.) in the Round of 16 on Thursday, March 18 at 2 p.m. in the Naismith Bracket. The winner will meet either top-seed Indiana Wesleyan or No. 16 Bethel (Ind.) in the quarterfinals Saturday, March 20. All games will be streamed live on the NAIA Network. Cost to watch is $9.95 per day or $34.95 for the tournament pass. Live stats will be provided on the Dakstats NAIA Championship page. Tickets are available at


The Tigers (17-3) are one of three Southern States Athletic Conference teams advancing to the final site after defeating Sun Conference champion Kieser University, 72-64, on March 13. Faulkner University also advanced to the final site and is the No. 4 seed, located in the Cramer Bracket. The Eagles meet Jamestown (N.D.) at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a chance to meet either Shawnee State (Ohio) or Bethel (Kan.) in the quarterfinals. 


Loyola (La.) is the third SSAC team, located on the opposite side of the bracket from Stillman and Faulkner in the Duer Bracket. Loyola meets Marian (Ind.) on Friday at 2 p.m. for a chance to play either Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) or Oklahoma Wesleyan on Saturday. 


The Liston Bracket, the lower right quadrant of the bracket, features two-seed William Penn (Iowa) against Carroll (Mont.) and then SAGU (Texas) versus Morningside (Iowa). 


In the last four years, Stillman is 9-6 against teams in this year’s final site: Loyola (6-4), Faulkner (2-2) and Shawnee State (1-0). Stillman last met Shawnee State on a neutral court in November 2019. The Tigers were 3-2 against Loyola this season and 0-1 with Faulkner.


Thursday, March 18 (Round of 16)

2:00 p.m. – #8 Stillman (Ala.) vs Saint Francis (Ind.)

3:45 p.m. – #5 Shawnee State (Ohio) vs Bethel (Kan.)

5:30 p.m. – #4 Faulkner (Ala.) vs #13 Jamestown (N.D.)

7:15 p.m. – #1 Indiana Wesleyan vs #16 Bethel (Ind.)


Friday, March 19 (Round of 16)

2:00 p.m. – #6 Marian (Ind.) vs. #11 Loyola (La.)

3:45 p.m. – #3 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) vs #14 Oklahoma Wesleyan

5:30 p.m. – #7 SAGU (Texas) vs #10 Morningside (Iowa)

7:15 p.m. – #2 William Penn (Iowa) vs #15 Carroll (Mont.)


Saturday, March 20 (Quarterfinals)

TBD – Naismith Bracket

TBD – Cramer Bracket

TBD – Duer Bracket

TBD – Liston Bracket


Monday, March 22 (Semifinals)

6:00 – Naismith Bracket vs Cramer Bracket

8:00 – Duer Bracket vs Liston Bracket


Tuesday, March 23

7:00 – National Championship Game

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