1980 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament
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1980 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament
1980 NCAA Division II
Basketball Tournament
Finals siteSpringfield, Massachusetts
ChampionsVirginia Union Panthers(1st title)
Runner-upNew York Tech Bears(1st title game)
Winning coachDave Robbins(1st title)
MOPKeith Valentine Virginia Union

The 1980 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament involved 32 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college basketball as a culmination of the 1979-80 NCAA Division II men's basketball season. It was won by Virginia Union University and Virginia Union's Keith Valentine was the Most Outstanding Player.

Regional participants

School Outcome
Benedict Fourth Place
Mount St. Mary's Third Place
UMBC Runner-up
Virginia Union Regional Champion
School Outcome
Bryant Fourth Place
New Hampshire College Regional Champion
Quinnipiac Third Place
Springfield Runner-up
School Outcome
North Dakota Fourth Place
South Dakota State Regional Champion
Stonehill Third Place
Western Illinois Runner-up
School Outcome
Bethune-Cookman Fourth Place
Florida Southern Regional Champion
UCF Runner-up
West Georgia Runner-up
School Outcome
Cal Poly Runner-up
Puget Sound Third Place
San Francisco State Fourth Place
UC Riverside Regional Champion
School Outcome
Central Missouri State Third Place
Jacksonville State Fourth Place
Nicholls State Runner-up
North Alabama Regional Champion
School Outcome
Cheyney Third Place
Gannon Fourth Place
Hartwick Runner-up
NYIT Regional Champion
School Outcome
Eastern Illinois Runner-up
Indiana State-Evansville Fourth Place
Northern Michigan Regional Champion
Wright State Third Place

*denotes tie


South Atlantic - Catonsville, Maryland

Location: UMBC Fieldhouse

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Benedict 69
Virginia Union 80
Virginia Union 72
Mount St. Mary's 70
  • Third Place - Mount St. Mary's 84, Benedict 82

New England - Smithfield, Rhode Island

Location: Bryant Gymnasium

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Springfield 91
Bryant 78
Springfield 80
New Hampshire College 89
New Hampshire College 98
Quinnipiac 89
  • Third Place - Quinnipiac 102, Bryant 97

North Central - Brookings, South Dakota

Location: Frost Arena

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
South Dakota State 74
Stonehill 51
South Dakota State 98
Western Illinois 86
Western Illinois 102
North Dakota 79
  • Third Place - Stonehill 70, North Dakota 57

South - Lakeland, Florida

Location: Jenkins Fieldhouse

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Florida Southern 81
Bethune-Cookman 72
Florida Southern 71
UCF 64
UCF 81
West Georgia 78
  • Third Place - West Georgia 75, Bethune-Cookman 63

West - Tacoma, Washington

Location: Memorial Fieldhouse

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
UC Riverside 65
Puget Sound 61
UC Riverside 62
Cal Poly 53
Cal Poly 66
San Francisco State 46
  • Third Place - Puget Sound 93, San Francisco State 86

South Central - Warrensburg, Missouri

Location: CMSU Fieldhouse

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
North Alabama 98
Central Missouri State 86
North Alabama 77
Nicholls State 68
Nicholls State 78
Jacksonville State 76
  • Third Place - Central Missouri State 112, Jacksonville State 91

East - Erie, Pennsylvania

Location: Hammermill Center

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Gannon 59
Hartwick 78
Hartwick 67
Cheyney 64
  • Third Place - Cheyney 87, Gannon 86

Great Lakes - Dayton, Ohio

Location: Physical Education Building

Regional Semifinals Regional Final
Eastern Illinois 74
Wright State 63
Eastern Illinois 56
Northern Michigan 58
Northern Michigan 93
Indiana State-Evansville 82
  • Third Place - Wright State 88, Indiana State-Evansville 85

*denotes each overtime played

National Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal - Richmond, VA
Virginia Union 108
New Hampshire College 91
Quarterfinal - Lakeland, FL
South Dakota State 71
Florida Southern 81
Quarterfinal - Florence, AL
UC Riverside 69
North Alabama 76
Quarterfinal - Marquette, MI
Northern Michigan 57

National Finals - Springfield, Massachusetts

Location: Springfield Civic Center

Semifinals Final
Virginia Union 78
Florida Southern 71
Virginia Union 80
North Alabama 66
  • Third Place - Florida Southern 68, North Alabama 67

*denotes each overtime played

All-tournament team

  • Johnny Buckman (North Alabama)
  • John Ebeling (Florida Southern)
  • Larry Holmes (Virginia Union)
  • Bobby Jones (New York Tech)
  • Keith Valentine (Virginia Union)



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