Men's Basketball Records

MIAC Playoff History

*Through the 2012-13 Season


The MIAC Men's Basketball Tournament was initiated as a four-team playoff in 1984 for the 1984-85 season and expanded to six teams prior to the 2002-03 season . Since that time it has become one of the most entertaining and intense Division III post-season tournaments in the country. Every year there is a fierce battle during the regular season to see not only who can win the MIAC title, but also who can finish among the top six in the league and qualify for the tournament. The winner of the MIAC Playoff receives an automatic berth into the NCAA Divison III National Tournament.

1984-85
Semifinal St. John's 53 Augsburg 48 at Augsburg
Semifinal Hamline 64 St. Mary's 56 at Hamline
Final St. John's 54 Hamline 47 at Hamline
*St. John's went on to lose at Nebraska Wesleyan 74-56 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Augsburg lost to Lemoyne-Owen 75-55 in the first round in Greensboro, North Carolina.
1985-86
Semifinal Bethel 60 St. Thomas 54 at Bethel
Semifinal St. John's 63 Augsburg 59 at St. John's
Final St. John's 68 Bethel 62 at St. John's
*St. John's went on to lose to Dubuque 71-47 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at St. John's.
1986-87
Semifinal Gustavus 58 Concordia 52 at Gustavus
Semifinal St. John's 75 Carleton 53 at St. John's
Final Gustavus 50 St. John's 44 at St. John's
*Gustavus advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 16 before losing to Wartburg 74-72 at Nebraska Wesleyan.
1987-88
Semifinal Gustavus 65 St. Thomas 58 at Gustavus
Semifinal St. John's 70 Hamline 66 at St. John's
Final St. John's 61 Gustavus 49 at Gustavus
*St. John's went on to lose to Nebraska Wesleyan 72-64 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Dubuque, Iowa.
1988-89
Semifinal Gustavus 67 St. Olaf 59 at St. Olaf
Semifinal St. Thomas 55 St. John's 52 at St. Thomas
Final Gustavus 53 St. Thomas 52 at St. Thomas
*Gustavus went on to lose to Wartburg 78-62 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
1989-90
Semifinal St. Thomas 66 Carleton 61 (2OT) at St. Thomas
Semifinal St. John's 70 Bethel 69 at St. John's
Final St. Thomas 60 St. John's 50 at St. Thomas
*St. Thomas advanced to the NCAA Tourrnament round of 16 before falling to eventual national runner-up DePauw 75-69 in two overtimes at St. Thomas.
1990-91
Semifinal Bethel 74 St. Thomas 71 (OT) at St. Thomas
Semifinal Gustavus 80 Carleton 76 at Gustavus
Final Bethel 73 Gustavus 70 at Gustavus
*Bethel went on to lose to Central, Iowa 88-77 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Central.
1991-92
Semifinal Gustavus 68 Carleton 63 at Gustavus
Semifinal St. Thomas 65 Bethel 62 at St. Thomas
Final Gustavus 62 St. Thomas 49 at Gustavus
*Gustavus advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 16 before losing to eventual national champion Calvin 69-68 at Gustavus.
1992-93
Semifinal St. Thomas 80 Carleton 72 (2OT) at Carleton
Semifinal St. John's 65 St. Olaf 53 at St. John's
Final St. Thomas 57 St. John's 56 at St. John's
*St. John's fell to St. Thomas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament 75-61 at St. Thomas. The Tommies advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 16 before falling to UW-Platteville 70-60 at Platteville.
1993-94
Semifinal St. Thomas 77 Hamline 65 at St. Thomas
Semifinal St. John's 75 Carleton 61 at St. John's
Final St. Thomas 66 St. John's 63 at St. Thomas
*St. Thomas advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament where they lost to New York University 75-68 and Wittenberg 73-62.
1994-95
Semifinal St. Thomas 55 Gustavus 49 at St. Thomas
Semifinal St. John's 72 Concordia 67 at Concordia
Final St. Thomas 80 St. John's 69 at St. Thomas
*St. Thomas defeated Central, Iowa 62-58 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and then lost in the second round to Nebraska Wesleyan 74-94.
1995-96
Semifinal Gustavus 76 St. Thomas 62 at Gustavus
Semifinal Concordia 83 Carleton 71 at Concordia
Final Concordia 47 Gustavus 43 at Gustavus
*Gustavus defeated Concordia 72-61 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and UW-Oshkosh 61-60 (2 OT) in the second round before losing to Wittenberg 76-68 in Springfield, Ohio in the first round of the Great Lakes sectional.
1996-97
Semifinal Gustavus 80 Augsburg 62 at Gustavus
Semifinal Carleton 70 St. Thomas 67 at Carleton
Final Gustavus 57 Carleton 55 at Gustavus
*Gustavus defeated UW - Whitewater, 82-67 at Whitewater, Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Nebraska Wesleyan, 61-59 in the second round in Lincoln, Nebraska.
1997-98
Semifinal Augsburg 76 St. Thomas 77 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Gustavus 60 St. Olaf 54 at Gustavus
Final Gustavus 66 St. Thomas 62 at Gustavus
*Gustavus and Augsburg advanced to the NCAA Tournament, with Gustavus beating Augsburg 78-70 in the first round. Gustavus topped Nebraska Wesleyan 65-51 and Illinois Wesleyan 67-61 before losing to eventual national champion Wisconsin-Whitewater 78-71 in the NCAA Final Eight.
1998-99
Semifinal Augsburg 99 Carleton 63 at Augsburg
Semifinal Gustavus 71 Bethel 57 at Gustavus
Final Gustavus 66 Augsburg 64 at Augsburg
*Gustavus and Augsburg advanced to the NCAA Tournament, with Gustavus beating Pomona-Pitzer 67-37 in the first round and Augsburg defeating Nebraska Wesleyan 102-91. Augsburg lost in the next round against Wisconsin-Platteville, 53-85. Gustavus topped Upper Iowa 58-55 and Franklin College 66-65 before falling to Wisconsin-Platteville, 47-61 in Franklin, Indiana in the NCAA Final Eight.
1999-00
Semifinal St. Thomas 79 Bethel 70 at St. Thomas
Semifinal St. John's 58 Augsburg 57 at Augsburg
Final St. John's 78 St. Thomas 64 at St. Thomas
*St. John's and St. Thomas advanced to the NCAA Tournament, with St. John's being defeated by Ripon (WI) 55-58 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. St. Thomas topped Nebraska Wesleyan 80-58 in the first round of the NCAA tournament before their 66-69 fall to Buena Vista in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Buena Vista was defeated in their next game against UW-Eau Claire.
2000-01
Semifinal Concordia 52 St. John's 69 at St. John's
Semifinal Bethel 47 Gustavus 63 at Gustavus
Final Gustavus 80 St. John's 92 at St. John's
* St. John's and Gustavus advanced to the NCAA Tournament, with Gustavus defeating Nebraska Wesleyan 69-60 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. St. John's topped Gustavus 85-74 in the second round before losing 65-71 to Christopher Newport in the third round. Christopher Newport (VA) went on to be defeated by William Patterson (NJ) 75-86 in the Sectional Championship.
2001-02
Semifinal St. Thomas 86 Macalester 77 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Bethel 66 Gustavus 59 at Gustavus
Final St. Thomas 73 Bethel 61 at St. Thomas
*St. Thomas and Gustavus advanced to the NCAA Tournament, St. Thomas was defeated in the second round by UW-Oshkosh 88-85 in overtime. Gustavus defeated Edgewood (WI) 74-65 in the first round. Gustavus went on to defeat Buena Vista 88-60 in the second round before being defeated by Carthage 71-65 in the sectional round of the tournament.
2002-03
Quarterfinal St. Olaf 54 Bethel 82 at Bethel
Quarterfinal St. John's 69 Carleton 58 at Carleton
Semifinal St. John's 57 St. Thomas 60 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Bethel 64 Gustavus 65 at Gustavus
Final Gustavus 62 St. Thomas 36 at St. Thomas
* Gustavus advanced to the NCAA Tournament and defeated Whitworth (65-55), UW-Stevens Point (75-62), Hanover (79-66), Occidental (74-56), and Hampden-Sydney (79-68) to advance to the national championship game versus Williams in Salem, VA. Williams edged Gustavus 67-65 for the national title.
2003-04
Quarterfinal St. Thomas 61 Concordia 74 at Concordia
Quarterfinal Carleton 76 Bethel 83 at Bethel
Semifinal Bethel 59 Gustavus 76 at Gustavus
Semifinal Concordia 65 Macalester 79 at Macalester
Final Macalester 69 Gustavus 75 at Gustavus
*Gustavus advanced to the NCAA Tournament and received a bye in the first round. The team lost to eventual national champion UW-Stevens Point 66-65 at home in the second round of the tournament.
2004-05
Quarterfinal Concordia 77 Bethel 79 (OT) at Bethel
Quarterfinal Macalester 77 Carleton 81 at Carleton
Semifinal Carleton 75 St. Thomas 81 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Bethel 49 Gustavus 65 at Gustavus
Final St. Thomas 58 Gustavus 68 at Gustavus
*Gustavus advanced to the NCAA Tournament and was defeated in the first round by Lawrence University 70-56. Lawrence was defeated in their next game against UW-Stevens Point.
2005-06
Quarterfinal Hamline 74 St. John's 71 at St. John's
Quarterfinal Bethel 49 Gustavus 73 at Gustavus
Semifinal Hamline 51 St. Thomas 96 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Gustavus 48 Carleton 55 at Carleton
Final Carleton 47 St. Thomas 54 at St. Thomas
* St. Thomas and Carleton advanced to the NCAA Tournament with Carleton falling to UW-Stout 66-64 in a first round game at Rock Island, Ill. St. Thomas downed North Central (IL) 76-68 before bowing out with a 63-59 loss to Lawrence in Appleton, Wis.
2006-07
Quarterfinal St. Olaf 81 (OT) Bethel 79 at Bethel
Quarterfinal Carleton 59 Gustavus 70 at Gustavus
Semifinal St. Olaf 61 St. Thomas 77 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Gustavus 65 St. John's 87 at St. John's
Final St. John's 49 St. Thomas 75 at St. Thomas
* St. Thomas and St. John's advanced to the NCAA Tournament with St. John's defeating Loras 85-82 (OT) in an NCAA first round game at home but losing 76-93 in the second round to top seed UW-Stevens Point at Stevens Point. UW-Stevens Point lost in the next round to eventual third place winner Washington University (MO), 66-78. St. Thomas lost to Carroll 80-86 in an NCAA second round game.
2007-08
Quarterfinal St. John's 49 Carleton 65 at Carleton
Quarterfinal Bethel 75 Concordia 64 at Concordia
Semifinal Bethel 68 St. Thomas 69 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Carleton 70 Gustavus 71 (OT) at Gustavus
Final Gustavus 73 St. Thomas 76 at St. Thomas
* St. Thomas advanced to the NCAA Tournament where they were defeated at home by Buena Vista (Iowa), 72-70 in the first round.
2008-09
Quarterfinal Gustavus 71 St. John's 68 at St. John's
Quarterfinal Carleton 64 Augsburg 65 at Augsburg
Semifinal Gustavus 50 St. Thomas 90 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Augsburg 59 Bethel 70 Bethel
Final Bethel 51 St. Thomas 68 St. Thomas
*St. Thomas advanced to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Aurora (Ill.) 96-73 in the first round, UW-Stevens Point 53-50 in the second round, Puget Sound 86-69 in the round of 16, then were defeated by Washington University (Mo.) 64-79 in the Elite Eight.
2009-10
Quarterfinal St. John's 75 Augsburg 86 at Augsburg
Quarterfinal Hamline 63 Carleton 71 at Carleton
Semifinal Augsburg 57 Gustavus 59 at Gustavus
Semifinal Carleton 73 St. Thomas 67 at St. Thomas
Final Carleton 78 Gustavus 71 (OT) at Gustavus
*Carleton and St. Thomas advanced to the NCAA Tournament where Carleton fell to the eventual national champions from UW-Stevens Point 58-59 in the first round, and St. Thomas was defeated in the first round by Anderson 71-73.
2010-11
Quarterfinal Concordia 75 Hamline 86 at Hamline
Quarterfinal Gustavus 90 St. Olaf 71 at St. Olaf
Semifinal Hamline 70 St. Thomas 78 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Gustavus 70 Carleton 64 at Carleton
Final Gustavus 77 St. Thomas 83 at St. Thomas
*St. Thomas advanced to the NCAA Tournament, where they defeated Northwestern (Minn.) 70-60 in the first round, Illinois Wesleyan 78-70 in round two, UW-Stevens Point 66-64 in the round of sixteen, Augustana (Ill.) 72-56 in the national quarterfinal, Middlebury 59-59 in the semifinal, and Wooster 78-54 in the championship to win the national title.
2011-12
Quarterfinal Bethel 77 St. Olaf 58 at St. Olaf
Quarterfinal Saint John's 47 Augsburg 45 at Augsburg
Semifinal Bethel 64 St. Thomas 74 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Saint John's 52 Gustavus 64 at Gustavus
Final Gustavus 62 St. Thomas 66 (OT) at St. Thomas
*St. Thomas and Gustavus advanced to the NCAA Tournament. St. Thomas defeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 76-74 in the first round before losing to the eventual national champion UW-Whitewater 91-62. Gustavus fell to Wheaton College (Ill.), 68-60 in the first round.
2012-13
Quarterfinal Saint John's 67 Augsburg 74 at Augsburg
Quarterfinal Bethel 43 Carleton 48 at Carleton
Semifinal Carleton 57 St. Thomas 70 at St. Thomas
Semifinal Augsburg 74 Concordia 67 at Concordia
Final Augsburg 65 St. Thomas 92 at St. Thomas
*St. Thomas received the MIAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, where it went on to defeat Aurora 91-62 in the firstround, Wheaton (Ill.) 68-58 in the second round, Calvin 63-62 in the round of 16, and Williams 82-79 in the quarterfinals. The Tommies then lost in the semifinals to Mary Hardin-Baylor by the final score of 74-67.