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2019 NJCAA DIII Men's Basketball Championship

Qualifying Teams

DISTRICT SEED COLLEGE CITY, STATE RECORD
I 2 Herkimer County Community College Herkimer, NY 28-1
II 5 Rock Valley College Rockford, IL 23-6
III 3 Richland College  Dallas, TX 22-5
IV 8 Central Lakes College Brainerd, MN 25-5
V 1 Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY 27-0
VI 6 Middlesex County College Edison, NJ 27-4
VII 7 Sandhills Community College Pinehurst, NC 23-8
VIII 4 Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA 27-4

Pre-Event Information

It is important for all qualifying teams to fill out the appropriate paperwork before your scheduled arrival. These forms can be found in the Resources Section on the right-hand side of this page labeled: Pre-Event Paperwork-Team Information. Please complete all the necessary pages and send to the Tournament Director. 

Tournament Information

Monday, March 11th, 2019: Team shoot-around

  • Each participating team will have the opportunity to get acclimated with the gym at the Rochester Regional Sports Center with a 45 minute shoot-around. Slots will be given based on notification to the tournament director, first come, first serve.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019: Team Preparation Day

  • Each participating team will have the opportunity to a 90 minute practice at the Rochester Regional Sports Center. This will be a closed practice. Slots will be given based on notification to the tournament director, first come, first serve.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019: Official Practice Day

  • The court will be set to “game ready” and all teams will have the opportunity to a 60 minute practice at the Rochester Regional Sports Center. This will be a closed practice. Time slots will be assigned based on the final bracket.
  • Coaches Meeting: This meeting will include discussion of tournament protocol which will be led by the NJCAA DIII Basketball Committee Representative
  • Tournament Banquet: Cost is $30.00 per person (dress appropriately). Family and friends are welcome at the tournament banquet but all tickets must be purchased in advance. Walk up tickets are not available.

Thursday, March 14th-Saturday, March 16th, 2019: Competition Days

  • Games will begin play and will follow the tournament bracket.
  • Athletic Trainer will be on-site for the duration of the games.
  • Each team will be assigned a locker room. Please note that once your game is finished you need to vacate the locker room so the next team can enter.
  • Following the Championship Game an awards ceremony will commence.

Admissions

Tournament Pass
  • Adults- $30.00
  • College Students- $20.00
  • Students/Seniors- $20.00
Daily pass
  • Adults- $12.00
  • College Students- $8.00
  • Students/Seniors- $8.00
Tournament Program- $3.00

*Each participating school will receive tournament passes for only those rostered players, coaches, and other school officials listed on the Official Entry form. All school representatives must be listed with their appropriate titles. All players, coaches, and other personnel must present tournament passes to gain access to the facility.

Host Hotels

Centerstone Plaza Hotel (3 Teams)

Comfort Suites (3 Teams)

Home2 Suites (2 Teams)

Contacts

Tournament Director

Trevor Magnuson (Rochester Sports)

Tournament Assistant

Brady Turk

Location

Where to Stay

Gold Sponsor Hotels

  • Featured hotel

    Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

    401 6th St SW
    Rochester, MN 55902

    Kristine Ihrke 507-292-7337 (Groups of 5 or more) 507-288-2677 (Individual reservations)

    Event Rate

    $99.00
    • Parking included
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool
    • Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet
    • Free Parking
    • Large Indoor Pool with Basketball Hoops, Kiddie Pool, Whirlpool, and Arcade Room
    • Free Shuttle on 20 Passenger Buses to Rochester Sporting Venues, Downtown Rochester, Apache Mall, and Area Shopping/Restaurants.
    • Guests staying two nights receive two free drink tickets
    • Banquet Rooms Available to Rent for Nominal Fee (able to provide own food and beverage)
    • Twigs Tavern & Grille Featuring New American Cuisine and Extensive Gluten Free Menu
  • Featured hotel

    Comfort Suites

    4141 Maine Ave SE
    Rochester, MN 55901
    507.424.2720

    Event Rate

    $119.00
    • Parking included
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool

    Brand New Hotel including complimentary hot breakfast, wireless internet, indoor heated pool, hot tub, and fitness center. All suites include a pull-out sofa, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. We also have free parking and located next door to the movie theater. Ask about reserving our team reception/meeting area!

Partner Hotels

  • Featured hotel

    Home2 Suites by Hilton

    831 16th St SW
    Rochester, MN 55902
    507.361.4200

    Event Rate

    $128.00
    • Parking included
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool

    Home2 Suites is ideally located off of U.S. 52 and U.S. 63 and within short driving distance of all of Rochester's athletic facilities. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, 50" TV, premium cable, a cooking space, and a work space. Free breakfast is included with every stay! Other amenities include an indoor saline pool and hot tub, 24-hour fitness room, and on-site laundry facility.

  • Featured hotel

    Doubletree by Hilton

    150 S Broadway
    Rochester, MN 55904
    507.285.1234

    Event Rate

    $159.00
    • Has pool

    Microwave and Refrigerator in all Guestrooms; Pool, whirlpool and sauna. On-site restaurant, lounge and Starbucks. Rate applies to groups of 10 or more rooms.

  • Featured hotel

    SpringHill Suites

    1125 2nd St SW
    Rochester, MN 55902
    507.536.0040

    Event Rate

    $119.00 -$129.00
    • Parking included
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool

    Beautiful, spacious mini-suites hotel with your choice of 2 Double beds or 1 King bed. Sofa sleepers, mini-fridges, microwaves, sinks, WiFi and more in every room as well. Hot and cold continental breakfast served every morning. Free parking in adjacent, privately owned parking lot. Within minutes of Apache Mall and many sporting venues.

Additional Hotels

  • Apache Hotel

    1517 16th St SW
    Rochester, MN 55902
    507.289.8866

    Event Rate

    $114.00
    • Parking included
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool

    This hotel offers complimentary hot breakfast buffet, indoor pool/waterpark complete with basketball hoops, fitness room and arcade games. Complimentary parking and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel has several options to enhance the team experience such as a pizza party menu and special incentives for the coach. on site restaurant - Wildwoods for great burgers and sandwiches! The hotel is located only a few minutes to all sporting venues.

  • Hotel Broadway

    1625 S Broadway
    Rochester, MN 55904
    507.281.2211

    Event Rate

    $99.00 -$129.00
    • Parking included
    • Has pool

    Hotel offers heated pool, hot tub and children’s pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the hotel and ample free parking, a 24-hour business center. Suites are also available with sofa bed, living area and full kitchen. American-style cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner on-site at Cowboy Jack’s Eatery. Breakfast included and complimentary meeting space for team gatherings based on availability. 2 free pizzas with a block of 10 or more rooms

  • LaQuinta Inn & Suites

    4353 Canal Pl SE
    Rochester, MN 55904
    507.289.4200

    Event Rate

    $115.00 -$135.00
    • Parking included
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool

All-Star Restaurants

  • Featured restaurant

    CB3 Burgers

    9 3rd Avenue Northwest
    Rochester, MN 55901

    Casual restaurant located downtown at the Kahler Inn & Suites. Providing all-day dining in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring signature breakfast dishes, light refreshing lunches, and dinner featuring 12 savory specialty burgers.

  • Featured restaurant

    Fat Willy's

    4325 Maine Avenue Southeast
    Rochester, MN 55904

    Fat Willy's is a family neighborhood bar and grill with a garage theme. Their menu features full flavor burgers, specialty dishes, and available take out service.Voted Rochester's biggest meal and best seafood dish for their delicious Shrimp Boil, as well as runner-up for Rochester's best burger for the "Super B", there are plenty of options for everyone!

  • Featured restaurant

    Pasquales

    130 5th Street Southwest
    Rochester, MN 55902

    A neighborhood gathering place offering authentic New York style pizza, paninis, and pasta. Serving fresh, house made gelato, authentic Italian pastries, and coffee. Catering menu is available, from simple pizza parties for teams, to multi-course meals. Additional space for celebrations, events, team-meals available with reservation.

Starter Restaurants

  • Featured restaurant

    Buffalo Wild Wings

    792 16th Street Southwest
    Rochester, MN 55902

    Sports Bar and restaurant chain known for their chicken wings and a wide variety of sauces. The menu also features appetizers, burgers, tacos, salads, and desserts. Willing to accommodate large groups and sports teams!

  • Featured restaurant

    Canadian Honker

    1203 2nd Street Southwest
    Rochester, MN 55902

    Since 1984, Canadian Honker has been preparing the freshest, made from scratch recipes to create memorable meals. Serving breakfast, lunch, or dinner, our favorites include the Honker Breakfast feast, world famous Bunnie's Coconut Cake, homemade soups and stews, pan seared walleye, hand cut steaks, prime rib, and fresh jumbo shrimp. Also offers special children's and senior options, and a gluten free menu.

  • Featured restaurant

    Olive Garden

    380 17th Avenue Northwest
    Rochester, MN 55901

    Olive Garden's menu features a variety of Italian specialties, including classic and filled pastas, chicken, seafood, and beef. Enjoy our freshly baked garlic breadsticks and your choice of homemade soup or garden-fresh salad with any entree. All menu items are available for take-out, and our "Parties To Go!" menu offers generous family-sized meals for your next gathering.

    We also deliver to the local hotels, visit our website or give us a call today!

  • Featured restaurant

    Twigs

    401 6th Street Southwest
    Rochester, MN 55902

    Located within the Centerstone Plaza Hotel, Twigs offers a unique dining experience. Features a separate dedicated gluten-free kitchen and innovative dishes using only the freshest ingredients available. Order small plates for easy sharing with a group, or gather around a Hot Rock, a 650° rock that is brought to your table where you can cook and season your entree to your liking.

  • Featured restaurant

    Valentino's

    130 Elton Hills Drive Northwest
    Rochester, MN 55901

    At Valentino's Rochester, enjoy award winning pizza and pasta that you can pick up on your way home, or have it delivered to you! What could be easier? Or stop in and try our wide selection of Italian specialties. And just to shake up your dining experience, they add in favorites from other cuisines for a bit of variety. All made fresh daily in the kitchen, so no mater what you choose you know it will be great!

  • Featured restaurant

    Whistle Binkies

    3120 Wellner Drive Northeast
    Rochester, MN 55906

    Whistle Binkies offers two convenient locations to serve you on both the North and South ends of Rochester. The large menu features delicious appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, specialty sandwiches, wraps, desserts, and much more! Ranked as the best bar in Minnesota by "Business Insider" in March 2016.

    South Location:
    247 Woodlake Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904
    507-424-1227

  • Featured restaurant

    Wildwood Sports Bar and Grill

    Wildwood
    1517 16th Street Southwest
    Rochester, MN 55902
    507.226.8380
    Our mission is to provide excellent eats and drinks in a casual, fun environment, and there’s no place we’d rather do it than right here in southeast Minnesota.