The NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Committee announced the field of 64 teams that will play for the 2012 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship on Sunday night, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville has been selected as the No. 1 seed and host institution for the South Regional Tournament for the second consecutive year.
The eight-team tournament will begin on Saturday, March 10, with the semifinals on Sunday, March 11. The championship game will be held on Tuesday, March 13.
The eight teams include the champions of the conference tournaments of the Gulf South Conference, Sunshine State Conference and Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as UAH, Florida Southern and Benedict all earned automatic berths for winning their respective conferences.