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NAIA Basketball Championship Returns to College of the Ozarks

Are you ready for March Madness in the Ozarks?  The NAIA Basketball Tournament will return to the College of the Ozarks March 6 – 12, 2013. This is the 14th 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. You can also purchase a Tournament Pass for $65 for general seating and $95 for reserved seating.  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.
NAIA Tournament schedule is as follows:
First Round on Wednesday, March 6 with eight games
Day Session – 8:30am, 10:15am, 12:00pm, 1:45pm
Evening Session – 4:00pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm, 9:45pm

First Round on Thursday, March 7 with eight games
Day Session – 8:30am, 10:15am, 12:00pm, 1:45pm
Evening Session – 4:00pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm, 9:15pm

Second Round on Friday, March 8 with eight games
Day Session – 8:30am, 10:15am, 12:00pm, 1:45pm
Evening Session – 4:00pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm, 9:15pm

Quarterfinals on Saturday, March 9 with four games
at 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

Semifinals on Monday, March 11, with games at 6:00pm and 8:00pm.

Championship on Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30pm (CST) – televised on CBS College Sports.

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.