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Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 5:10 pm

(Kansas City) -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 32-team field for the Division II Men's and Women's Basketball National Championships on Wednesday afternoon.

The men's tournament will be played at Point Lookout, Missouri for the 15th straight year from March 12th-18th. Nine regional teams were selected for the tournament.

Four schools from Iowa, two from Nebraska and Kansas and one from Missouri were selected for this year's tournament.

Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) regular season champion Dordt, GPAC tournament champion Morningside, Midwest Collegiate Conference (MCC) tournament champion William Penn and at-large bid Ashford all received bids from Iowa.

At-large bid Midland and Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament champion Bellevue were picked from Nebraska; Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) regular season champion Friends and KCAC Tournament champion Tabor were selected from Kansas; and host school College of the Ozarks was picked from Missouri.

To view the complete bracket click here.

The women's 32-team tournament will be held in Sioux City at the Tyson Events Center for the 17th straight season from March 12 - 18.  There were 11 regional teams selected on the women's side.

In Iowa, Association of Independent Institutions Tournament champion Ashford, GPAC Tournament runner-up Morningside, GPAC Tournament champion Northwestern and MCC Tournament champion St. Ambrose were selected.

Nebraska schools selected were Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC) Tournament champion College of Saint Mary and at-large bids Concordia and Hastings.

At-large bid College of the Ozarks was the only Missouri school picked while at-large bid Friends, KCAC regular season champion Southwestern and KCAC tournament champion Tabor were picked from Kansas.

To view the full bracket click here.

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