The City of Danville and Danville Area Community College (DACC) were proud to serve as the hosts of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men’s National Basketball Tournament. All games were held March 17-21, 2015 in the Mary Miller Gymnasium at DACC. Sixteen of the nation’s top junior college teams punched their ticket to Danville by winning their District Championships.
This years field consisted of: Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ), Lakeland Community College (Mattoon, IL), Richard Bland College (Petersburg, VA), Essex County College (Newark, NJ), Schoolcraft Community College (Livonia, MI), Olive-Harvey College (Chicago, IL), Des Moines Area Community College (Des Moines, IA), Kishwaukee College (Malta, IL), Southeast Community College (Beatrice, NE), CCBC Dundalk-Baltimore (Baltimore, MD), MCC-Penn Valley (Kansas City, MO), Garrett College (McHenry, MD), Genesee Community College (Batavia, NY), John Wood Community College (Quincy, IL), Hesston College (Hesston, KS), and Lansing Community College (Lansing, MI).
The Richard Bland Statesmen completed an unbelievable two-year mission to win a National Championship, defeating John Wood Community College 64-53 in the title game at the Mary Miller Gymnasium.
2015 Completed Bracket
Did you know?
- This was the tournament’s 22nd year in Danville.
- Approximately 200 volunteers help run the tournament each year.
- National anthems and half-time entertainment is provided by outstanding local talent.
- Approximately 20 volunteers serve as hosts for visiting teams.
- An average of 100 four year coached from around the country come to scout talent at the tournament.
- The tournament’s hospitality room is sponsored by many of our great Danville restaurants. Thanks to them, it is reported to be one of the finest at any tournaments in the country – including the NCAA.
Here is some food for thought! (a sampling of what was served)
- 3408 cocktail weiners
- 2256 meatballs
- 1100 ice creams/custards
- 1057 other desserts
- 800 pieces of chicken
- 500 sandwiches
- 68 pizzas
- 8 cases of chips
- 6 gallons of barbecue sauce