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2020 NJCAA DIII Men's Basketball Championship

Qualifying Teams

Team  City
Sandhills Community College Pinehurst, NC
Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY
Eastfield College Mesquite, TX
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
Hostos Community College Bronx, NY
Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA
Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
Community College of Rhode Island Warwick, RI
Herkimer County Community College Herkimer, NY
Richland College Dallas, TX
St. Cloud Technical & Community College St. Cloud, MN
Nassau Community College Garden City, NY

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 9th, 2020: Official Team Practice Day 1

  • Each participating team will have the opportunity to a 55 minute practice at the Rochester Regional Sports Center. Practice times will start at 4, 5, 6, and 7pm. This will be a closed practice. Time slots are given based off the tournament bracket. The first four teams playing on the bracket (8, 9, 5, and 12 seeds) will practice on this day. Practice times are assigned based on a first come first serve basis.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020: Official Team Practice Day 2

  • Each participating team will have the opportunity to a 55 minute practice at the Rochester Regional Sports Center. This will be a closed practice. Time slots are given based off the tournament bracket. The 6, 11, 7, and 10 seeds will practice first. Their start times are 9, 10, 11am, and 12pm. Practice times are assigned based on a first come first serve basis. The 1, 2, 3, and 4 seeds will practice next. Their start times are 1, 2, 3, and 4pm. Practice times are assigned based on a first come first serve basis.
  • 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.

Wednesday, March 11th-Saturday, March 14th, 2020: 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 

Springhill Inn & Suites

Home2 Suites 

Kahler Inn & Suites

Contacts

Tournament Director

Kaleigh Curran (Rochester Sports)

Tournament Assistant

Ben Lincks

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

    $105.00
    • Parking included
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool
    • Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet (Due to the current situation breakfast may be offered in an alternate format.)
    • Free Parking
    • Large Indoor Pool with Basketball Hoops, Kiddie Pool and Whirlpool
    • Free Shuttle on 18 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

    SpringHill Suites

    1125 2nd St SW
    Rochester, MN 55902
    Group Sales 952.221.1870

    Event Rate

    $129.00
    • Parking included
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool
    • Free grab and go breakfast
    • Free parking
    • Spacious mini suites with a West Elm Daybed/trundle bed combo
    • Indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center and outdoor patio
    • Complimentary onsite laundry
    • Walking distance to restaurants - Saints on Second, McDonalds, Toppers Pizza, Jersey Joes Subs, Pasquale's Pizza, Cafe Presto, Canadian Honker, Salad Bros, Wild Bills Grill, Denny's, and Olive Garden
    • Free high-speed internet
  • Featured hotel

    Country Inn & Suites South

    77 Woodlake Drive
    Rochester, MN 55904

    507.287.6758

    Rates are for two queen bed rooms, limited availability and up to 30 days prior to events date, and could be subject to change based on market conditions.

    Event Rate

    $109.00
    • Parking included
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool
    • Carlson Rezidor Sports Approved Hotel
    • Complimentary, Hot Breakfast
    • Spacious Indoor Poolm Whirlpool, and Fitness Center
    • Free High-Speed Internet Access
    • Special Group Recognition Upon Arrival
    • Group Pre-Keyed and Rooms Pre-Blocked
    • Complimentary use of Meeting Room/Breakfast Room (If available)
    • Directions to Field or Sports Complex
    • One-Time Complimentary use of On-Site, Coin-Op Laundry
    • Local Restaurant Coupons
    • Internal "Sports Group Resume" prepared and shared with staff
    • Guaranteed Commission Paid within 45 days (if applicable)
  • Featured hotel

    Courtyard by Marriott

    161 13th Ave SW
    Rochester, MN 55902
    Group Sales 952.221.1870

    Event Rate

    $119.00 -$129.00
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool
    • Free grab and go breakfast
    • Free high-speed internet
    • Hospitality/meeting room for teams to share
    • Indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center
    • Award winning restaurant and bar
    • Starbucks Bistro
    • Complimentary onsite laundry
    • Walking distance to restaurants - Saints on Second, McDonalds, Toppers Pizza, Jersey Joes Subs, Pasquale's Pizza, Cafe Presto, Canadian Honker, Salad Bros, Wild Bills Grill, Denny's, and Olive Garden
    • Sheltered Parking

Silver Sponsor Hotels

  • Featured hotel

    Comfort Suites

    4141 Maine Ave SE
    Rochester, MN 55901
    507.424.2720

    Event Rate

    $110.00
    • 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!

  • Featured hotel

    Home2 Suites by Hilton

    831 16th St SW
    Rochester, MN 55902

    Andy Thilges 507.361.4208

    Event Rate

    $139.00
    • 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.

    For RCYBA Girls Basketball Tournament, when a team reserves at Home2 Suites, the coach will receive a free suite.

  • Featured hotel

    Kahler Inn & Suites

    9 3rd Ave NW
    Rochester, MN 55902

    Samantha Callan 507.285.2748 (Groups of 10 or more)

    800.533.1655 (Individual Reservations) or scallan@kahler.com

    Event Rate

    $129.00
    • Has pool

    This hotel offers an indoor pool, fitness room and arcade games, and complimentary wi-fi. The hotel has several options to enhance the team experience such as pizza party menu and special incentives for the coach. Caribou Coffee and Jimmy Johns are located on the lobby level; CB3 Burgers is also located on the lobby level for guest burgers and milkshakes! The hotel is located in the heart of downtown and only a few minutes to all sporting venues.

  • Featured hotel

    Homewood Suites by Hilton

    165 13th Ave SW
    Rochester, MN 55902
    Group Sales 952.221.1870
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool
    • Free grab and go breakfast
    • Hotel suites with pull out sofa sleepers, kitchen and more
    • Hospitality/meeting room for teams to share
    • 2 outdoor patios and sports court
    • Indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center
    • Complimentary onsite laundry 
    • Walking distance to restaurants - Saints on Second, McDonalds, Toppers Pizza, Jersey Joes Subs, Pasquale's Pizza, Cafe Presto, Canadian Honker, Salad Bros, Wild Bills Grill, Denny's, and Olive Garden
    • Free high-speed internet
    • Sheltered parking
  • Featured hotel

    Kahler Grand Hotel

    20 2nd Ave SW
    Rochester, MN 55902

    Samantha Callan 507.285.2748 (Groups of 10 or more)

    800.533.1655 (Individual Reservations) or scallan@kahler.com

    • Has pool

    Grand Grille Restaurant, indoor pool, fitness room and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel has several options to enhance the team experience such as pizza party menu and special incentives for the coach. Starbucks is located on the lobby level; Freshens, Caribou Coffee, Quizno's and many more dining options located in the underground pedestrian concourse. The Grand Grill Restaurant is located in the lobby on the lobby level extending a menu of MN comfort food. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Rochester and only a few minutes to all sporting venues.

  • Featured hotel

    Rochester Marriott Downtown

    101 1st Ave SW
    Rochester, MN 55904

    Samantha Callan 507.285.2748 (Groups of 10 or more)

    888.236.2427 (Individual Reservations) or scallan@kahler.com

    • Has pool

    The hotel offers an indoor pool, fitness room 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. Salute Restaurant is located on the lobby level while Freshens, Caribou Coffee, Quizno's and more dining options are located in the underground pedestrian concourse. It is one of Rochester's premiere hotels located in the heart of Rochester only a few minutes from all sporting venues.

Additional Hotels

  • Aspen Select

    1215 2nd St SW
    Rochester, MN 55902
    507.288.2671

    Event Rate

    $79.00
    • Breakfast included

    Newly renovated in 2015, Aspen Select welcomes you with caring staff and amenities that include complimentary breakfast, a fitness center, free Wi-Fi, guest laundry as well as free parking. All rooms have a refrigerator, microwave and recliner. We do not have a pool. Located next to a variety of great food options including Canadian Honker which is a full service restaurant, Tinn’s Philly Steak Subs, Topper’s Pizza and Cherry Berry Yogurt.

  • Aspen Suites

    1211 2nd St SW
    Rochester, MN 55902
    507.289.6600

    Event Rate

    $109.00 -$129.00
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool

    Newly remodeled all suite hotel with new swimming and whirlpool area. Each room enjoys a full size fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave in room, free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast daily, free laundry facilities, heated parking. Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea all day in our cozy room by the fireplace.

  • Doubletree by Hilton

    150 S Broadway
    Rochester, MN 55904
    Rebecca Tesch 507.529.2423 or rebecca.tesch@hilton.com 

    Event Rate

    $159.00
    • Breakfast included
    • Has pool
    • Skyway Connected to Mayo Civic Center
    • Hospitality rooms available (based on availability)
    • Onsite Hot Breakfast Buffet
    • Pool, Whirlpool, and Fitness Center
    • Microwave and Refrigerator in all Guest Rooms
    • Connected to Restaurants and Shopping
    • Newly Renovated
    • Free Wi-Fi

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

    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.