March is the premiere time for college hoops and the Tri-Lakes area is no exception to that rule.  The NAIA Tournament will return to the College of the Ozarks March 7 – 13, 2012.  This is the 13th year C of O has hosted the Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championship is a 32-team, single elimination tournament featuring the champions of the Division II conferences and at-large berths.  All games are played in the Keeter Gymnasium at College of the Ozarks. 
The tournament has become a Branson tradition for visitors and locals alike. With tickets only $15 for reserved seats and $10 for general admission, it is an affordable way to see athletes from across the nation compete for championship glory.  Plus, with so many things to do in Branson, many people take in a game and also see a Branson show or two while they’re here. 
If you plan on attending games at during the NAIA Championship at C of O, check-in to The Keeter Center.  Its rustic lodge design combines beautifully with the scenic landscape of the Ozarks and it is located right outside the gates to College of the Ozarks, putting you in a perfect location for the games and just a few miles from the heart of Branson.