All-Time Champions

 

ALL-TIME NJCAA DI MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS  |  2010 - Present
  YEAR CHAMPION SCORE   RUNNER UP SCORE
  2017 Hutchinson (KS)  84    Eastern Florida State  58 
  2016 Salt Lake (UT) 74   Hutchinson (KS) 64
  2015 Northwest Florida State  83   South Plains (TX) 80
  2014 Jones County Junior College  87   Indian Hills (IA) 77
  2013 Central Florida 74   Northwest Florida State 69
  2012 South Plains (TX) 81   Northwest Florida State 68
  2011 Southern Idaho 72   Midland (TX) 64
  2010 Howard (TX) 85   Three Rivers (MO) 80 (OT)

All-Time Champions

 

ALL-TIME NJCAA DI MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS  |  2000-09
  YEAR CHAMPION SCORE   RUNNER UP SCORE
  2009 Salt Lake (UT) 67   Midland (TX) 60
  2008 South Plains (TX) 67   Salt Lake (UT) 56
  2007 Midland (TX) 94   Chipola (FL) 75
  2006 Arkansas-Fort Smith 68   Tallahassee (FL) 59
  2005 Paris (TX) 70   Moberly Area (MO)              61
  2004 Southeastern (IA) 58   Redlands (OK) 43
  2003 Southeastern (IA) 76   San Jacinto-Central (TX) 68
  2002 Dixie State (UT) 82   Coffeyville (KS) 81
  2001 Wabash Valley (IL) 89   Allegany (MD) 83
  2000 Southeastern (IA) 84   John C. Calhoun State (AL) 70

All-Time Champions

 

ALL-TIME NJCAA DI MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS  |  1990-99
  YEAR CHAMPION SCORE   RUNNER UP SCORE
  1999 Indian Hills (IA) 100   Barton County (KS) 86
  1998 Indian Hills (IA) 83   Shelby State (TN) 68
  1997 Indian Hills (IA) 89   San Jacinto (TX) 80
  1996 Sullivan (KY) 104   Allegany (MD) 98 (OT)
  1995 Okaloosa-Walton (FL) 79   Spartanburg Methodist (SC) 63
  1994 Hutchinson (KS) 78   Three Rivers (MO) 74
  1993 Pensacola (FL) 79   Butler County (KS) 74
  1992 Three Rivers (MO) 78   Butler County (KS) 77
  1991 Aquinas (TN) 74   Arizona Western     68
  1990 Connors State (OK) 103   Southern Idaho      87

All-Time Champions

 

ALL-TIME NJCAA DI MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS  |  1980-89
  YEAR CHAMPION SCORE   RUNNER UP SCORE
  1989 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M       83   Northeast Mississippi 76
  1988 Hutchinson (KS) 76   Kankakee (IL) 74
  1987 Southern Idaho     69   Midland (TX) 68
  1986 San Jacinto (TX) 84   Vincennes (IN) 78
  1985 Dixie State (UT) 57   Kankakee (IL) 55
  1984 San Jacinto (TX) 86   Independence (KS)           82
  1983 San Jacinto (TX) 73   Seminole State (OK) 68
  1982 Midland (TX) 93   Miami Dade-North (FL)   88 (OT)
  1981 Westark (AR) 67   Lincoln (IL) 50
  1980 Western Texas 85   Jefferson State (AL) 72

All-Time Champions

 

ALL-TIME NJCAA DI MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS  |  1970-79
  YEAR CHAMPION SCORE   RUNNER UP SCORE
  1979 Three Rivers (MO) 60   Mercer County (NJ) 59 (OT)
  1978 Independence (KS)           62   Niagara County (NY) 61
  1977 Independence (KS)           75   San Jacinto (TX) 72
  1976 Southern Idaho     62   Mercer County (NJ) 50
  1975 Western Texas 65   Southern Idaho      57
  1974 Mercer County (NJ) 60   Chipola (FL) 58
  1973 Mercer County(NJ) 80   Vacated                 61
  1972 Vincennes (IN) 73   Ferrum (VA) 61
  1971 Ellsworth (IA) 80   Southern Idaho       71
  1970 Vincennes (IN) 85   Moberly Area (MO)              67

All-Time Champions

 

ALL-TIME NJCAA DI MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS  |  1960-69
  YEAR CHAMPION SCORE   RUNNER UP SCORE
  1969 Paducah (KY) 79   Robert Morris (PA) 76
  1968 San Jacinto(TX) 66   Mercer County (NJ) 64
  1967 Moberly Area (MO)              56   San Jacinto (TX) 55
  1966 Moberly Area (MO)              90   Cameron (OK) 66
  1965 Vincennes (IN) 80   Burlington (IA) 76
  1964 Dodge City (KS)  73   Casper (WY) 68
  1963 Independence (KS) 73   Moberly Area (MO)   68 (OT)
  1962 Coffeyville (KS) 74   Lon Morris (TX) 49
  1961 Pueblo (CO) 79   Tyler (TX)                  66
  1960 Parsons (KS) 73   Tyler (TX)                  71

All-Time Champions

 

ALL-TIME NJCAA DI MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS  |  1950-59
  YEAR CHAMPION SCORE   RUNNER UP SCORE
  1959 Weber (UT) 57   Bethany Lutheran (MN) 47
  1958 Kilgore (TX)          68   Weber (UT) 57
  1957 San Angelo (TX) 63   Eastern Arizona 51
  1956 Kilgore (TX) 68   Hannibal-LaGrange (MO) 65
  1955 Moberly Area (MO) 71   Hannibal-LaGrange (MO)      64 (2OT)
  1954 Moberly Area (MO)    54   Snow (UT)            49 (OT)
  1953 El Dorado (KS)              80   Arkansas City (KS)           64
  1952 Wharton County (TX) 78   Hibbing (MN)                76
  1951 Tyler (TX) 93   Ventura (CA) 75
  1950 Los Angeles (CA) 67   Northeast (MS) 63

All-Time Champions

 

ALL-TIME NJCAA DI MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS  |  1948-49
  YEAR CHAMPION SCORE   RUNNER UP SCORE
  1949 Tyler (TX) 66   Hutchinson (KS) 64
  1948 Marin (CA)   48   Murray (OK) 34

 

NOTES: In 1945, weakened by World War II and not yet ready to renew full-scale national activities, NJCAA leaders gave blessings to member colleges in the launch of an invitational basketball tournament. From 1945-47, the Western States Basketball Tournament featured some of the best two-year college teams from across the country. Though not credited with official 'national champion' declaration, it is worth noting the champions of those invitational tournaments: 1945 - Pasadena (CA), 1946 - Sacramento (CA), 1947 - Compton (CA). 

The success of the Western States Basketball Tournament laid the groundworkd for the creation of the official NJCAA regional and national championship structure that exists today. The first NJCAA Men's Basketball Championship was took place at the Southwest Missouri State Fieldhouse in Springfield, Missouri, in 1948. A year later it would be relocated to Hutchinson, Kansas.