MIAC Men's Basketball Playoff History

 All-Time Men's Basketball Playoff Standings    
 School Win Loss Pct. Games Championships Appearances
 St. Thomas 35 17 .673 52 13 (1990-93-94-95-2002-06-07-08-09-11-12-13-15) 30 (1986-88-89-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-98-2000-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19)
 Gustavus 31 16 .660 47 9 (1987-89-92-97-98-99-2003-04-05) 25 (1987-88-89-91-92-95-96-97-98-99-2000-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-12-14-15-19)
 Saint John's 23 18 .561 41 6 (1985-86-88-2000-01-19) 25 (1985-86-87-88-89-90-93-94-95-2000-01-02-03-06-07-08-09-10-12-13-14-16-17-18-19)  
 Bethel 20 22 .476 42 2 (1991-2017) 24 (1986-87-90-91-92-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19)
 St. Olaf 5 10 .333 15 2 (2014-16) 12 (1989-93-98-2003-07-11-12-14-15-16-18-19)
 Carleton 9 21 .333 30 1 (2010) 22 (1987-90-91-92-93-94-96-97-99-2002-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11-13-17-18)  
 Augsburg 10 14 .417 24 1 (2018) 15 (1985-86-97-98-99-2000-09-10-12-13-14-16-17-18-19)
 Concordia 3 10 .231 13 1 (1996) 11 (1987-95-96-2001-04-05-08-11-13-15-16)
 Hamline 3 7 .300 10 -- 7 (1985-88-94-2006-10-11-17)
 Macalester 2 3 .400 5 -- 3 (2002-04-05)
 Saint Mary's 1 2 .333 3 -- 2 (1985-2015)

 2019    
 Quarterfinal No. 3 Bethel 93 No. 6 Gustavus 67
 Quarterfinal No. 4 Augsburg 67 No. 5 St. Olaf 64
 Semifinal No. 2 Saint John's 82 No. 3 Bethel 49
 Semifinal No. 4 Augsburg 84 No. 1 St. Thomas 81
 Championship No. 2 Saint John's 82 No. 4 Augsburg 79
Saint John's earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament and St. Thomas received an at-large bid. The Johnnies lost to Northwestern-St. Paul, 93-78, in the opening round. St. Thomas defeated UW-La Crosse (80-66) and Nebraska Wesleyan (70-58) before falling to Guilford, 80-73, in the Sweet 16.
 2018    
 Quarterfinal No. 3 Bethel 71 No. 6 Carleton 66
 Quarterfinal No. 4 Augsburg 67 No. 5 St. Thomas 55
 Semifinal No. 4 Augsburg 80 No. 1 Saint John's 68
 Semifinal No. 3 Bethel 79 No. 2 St. Olaf 57
 Championship No. 4 Augsburg 81 No. 3 Bethel 69
Augsburg earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament, while Saint John's and St. Olaf received at-large bids. Augsburg fell to Hope, 93-91, and Saint John's was defeated by Bethany Lutheran, 102-92, in the first round. St. Olaf topped Sul Ross State, 88-75, in the opening round before falling to UW-Platteville, 74-68, in round two.
 2017    
 Quarterfinal No. 3 Carleton 66 No. 6 Augsburg 63
 Quarterfinal No. 4 Saint John's 86 No. 5 Hamline 58
 Semifinal No. 4 Saint John's 80 No. 1 St. Thomas 78
 Semifinal No. 2 Bethel 57 No. 3 Carleton 53
 Championship No. 2 Bethel 79 No. 4 Saint John's 75
Bethel received the MIAC's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament, while St. Thomas earned its way in through an at-large bid. Bethel and St. Thomas both fell in the first round with the Royals coming up short against UW-River Falls, 94-92, and St. Thomas losing to Augustana, 77-74.
 2016    
 Quarterfinal No. 3 Saint John's 99 No. 6 Augsburg 86
 Quarterfinal No. 5 Bethel 67 No. 4 Concordia 62
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 63 No. 5 Bethel 46
 Semifinal No. 2 St. Olaf 91 No. 3 Saint John's 80
 Championship No. 2 St. Olaf 72 No. 1 St. Thomas 66
St. Olaf received the MIAC's automatic qualifier into the NCAA Tournament, while St. Thomas got in with an at-large bid and went on to win the national championship. St. Olaf defeated North Central, 80-78, in the opening round before falling to St. Norbert, 63-61, in the second round. St. Thomas registered wins over Central, Elmhurst, Whitman, Augustana, Christopher Newport before defeating Benedictine, 82-76, to take home the 2016 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball National Championship.
 2015
 Quarterfinal No. 3 St. Thomas 66 No. 6 Gustavus 51
 Quarterfinal No. 4 Bethel 68 No. 5 St. Olaf 55
 Semifinal No. 1 Saint Mary's 94 No. 4 Bethel 63
 Semifinal No. 3 St. Thomas 71 No. 2 Concordia 56
 Championship No. 3 St. Thomas 71 No. 1 Saint Mary's 58
St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament, while St. Olaf earned its way in through an at-large bid. St. Thomas fell to Northwestern-St. Paul, 71-70, in the opening round. St. Olaf defeated Ohio Wesleyan, 90-78, in the first round and went on to defeat Defiance College, 68-63, in the second round to advance to the Sweet 16. The Oles fell to Marietta, 79-72, in the Sweet 16.
 2014
 Quarterfinal No. 6 Bethel 70 No. 3 Augsburg 67
 Quarterfinal No. 5 Gustavus 65 No. 4 Saint John's 64
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 74 No. 6 Bethel 59
 Semifinal No. 2 St. Olaf 66 No. 5 Gustavus 53
 Championship No. 2 St. Olaf 63 No. 1 St. Thomas 53
St. Olaf earned the MIAC’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament, while St. Thomas received at-large bid. St. Olaf fell to Central, 85-72, and St. Thomas fell to Augustana, 88-77, in the opening round.
 2013
 Quarterfinal No. 3 Augsburg 74 No. 6 Saint John's 67
 Quarterfinal No. 4 Carleton 48 No. 5 Bethel 43
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 70 No. 4 Carleton 57
 Semifinal No. 3 Augsburg 74 No. 2 Concordia 67
 Championship No. 1 St. Thomas 92 No. 3 Augsburg 65
St. Thomas received the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament. St. Thomas defeated Aurora, 91-62, in the first round, before topping Wheaton, 68-58, in the second round, Calvin, 63-62, in the Sweet 16, and Williams, 82-79, in the Elite Eight. The Tommies then lost in the Final Four to Mary Hardin-Baylor, 74-67.
 2012
 Quarterfinal No. 6 Bethel 77 No. 3 St. Olaf 58
 Quarterfinal No. 5 Saint John's 47 No. 4 Augsburg 45
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 74 No. 6 Bethel 64
 Semifinal No. 2 Gustavus 64 No. 5 Saint John's 52
 Championship No. 1 St. Thomas 66 No. 2 Gustavus 62
St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament with Gustavus receiving an at-large bid. St. Thomas defeated Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 76-74, in the first round before losing to the eventual national champion, UW-Whitewater, 91-62. Gustavus fell to Wheaton, 68-60, in the first round.
 2011    
 Quarterfinal No. 3 Hamline 86 No. 6 Concordia 75
 Quarterfinal No. 5 Gustavus 90 No. 4 St. Olaf 71
 Semifinal No. 5 Gustavus 70 No. 1 Carleton 64
 Semifinal No. 2 St. Thomas 78 No. 3 Hamline 70
 Championship No. 2 St. Thomas 83 No. 5 Gustavus 77
St. Thomas received the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament and went on to win the national championship. The Tommies defeated Northwestern-St. Paul, 70-60, in the first round, Illinois Wesleyan, 78-70, in round two, UW-Stevens Point, 66-64, in the Sweet 16, Augustana, 72-56, in the Elite Eight, Middlebury, 59-59, in the Final Four, and Wooster, 78-54, to win the 2011 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball National Championship.
 2010
 Quarterfinal No. 3 Augsburg 86 No. 6 Saint John's 75
 Quarterfinal No. 4 Carleton 71 No. 5 Hamline 63
 Semifinal No. 4 Carleton 73 No. 1 St. Thomas 67
 Semifinal No. 2 Gustavus 59 No. 3 Augsburg 57
 Championship No. 4 Carleton 78 No. 2 Gustavus 71
Carleton earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament with St. Thomas receiving an at-large bid. Carleton fell to the eventual national champions from UW-Stevens Point, 58-59, in the first round. St. Thomas was defeated in the first round by Anderson, 71-73.
 2009
 Quarterfinal No. 6 Gustavus 71 No. 3 Saint John's 68
 Quarterfinal No. 4 Augsburg 65 No. 5 Carleton 64
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 90 No. 6 Gustavus 50
 Semifinal No. 2 Bethel 70 No. 4 Augsburg 59
 Championship No. 1 St. Thomas 68 No. 2 Bethel 51
St. Thomas advanced to the NCAA Tournament with the MIAC's automatic qualifier. UST defeated Aurora, 96-73, in the first round, UW-Stevens Point, 53-50, in the second round, and Puget Sound, 86-69, in the Sweet 16 before being defeated by Washington-St. Louis, 64-79, in the Elite Eight.
 2008
 Quarterfinal No. 3 Carleton 65 No. 6 Saint John's 49
 Quarterfinal No. 5 Bethel 75 No. 4 Concordia 64
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 69 No. 5 Bethel 68
 Semifinal No. 2 Gustavus 71 No. 3 Carleton 70
 Championship No. 1 St. Thomas 76 No. 2 Gustavus 73
St. Thomas received the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament where they were defeated at home by Buena Vista, 72-70, in the first round.
 2007
 Quarterfinal No. 6 St. Olaf 81 No. 3 Bethel 79
 Quarterfinal No. 4 Gustavus 70 No. 5 Carleton 59
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 77 No. 6 St. Olaf 61
 Semifinal No. 2 Saint John's 87 No. 4 Gustavus 65
 Championship No. 1 St. Thomas 75 No. 2 Saint John's 49
St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament with Saint John's landing an at-large bid. The Johnnies opened the Tournament with an 85-82 win versus Loras before being defeated by UW-Stevens Point, 93-76, in round two. St. Thomas fell to Carroll, 86-80 in the second round.
 2006
 Quarterfinal No. 6 Hamline 74 No. 3 Saint John's 71
 Quarterfinal No. 4 Gustavus 73 No. 5 Bethel 49
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 96 No. 6 Hamline 51
 Semifinal No. 2 Carleton 55 No. 4 Gustavus 48
 Championship No. 1 St. Thomas 54 No. 2 Carleton 47
St. Thomas received the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament with Carleton advancing via an at-large bid. The Knights fell to UW-Stout, 66-64, in a first-round game at Rock Island, Ill. St. Thomas downed North Central, 76-68, before bowing out with a 63-59 loss to Lawrence in Appleton, Wis.
 2005
 Quarterfinal No. 3 Carleton 81 No. 6 Macalester 77
 Quarterfinal No. 4 Bethel 79 No. 5 Concordia 77
 Semifinal No. 1 Gustavus 65 No. 4 Bethel 49
 Semifinal No. 2 St. Thomas 81 No. 3 Carleton 75
 Championship No. 1 Gustavus 68 No. 2 St. Thomas 58
Gustavus advanced to the NCAA Tournament with the MIAC's automatic qualifier, losing to Lawrence, 70-56, in the opening round.
 2004
 Quarterfinal No. 3 Concordia 74 No. 6 St. Thomas 61
 Quarterfinal No. 4 Bethel 83 No. 5 Carleton 76
 Semifinal No. 1 Gustavus 76 No. 4 Bethel 59
 Semifinal No. 2 Macalester 79 No. 3 Concordia 65
 Championship No. 1 Gustavus 75 No. 2 Macalester 69
Gustavus earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament and was defeated by eventual national champion UW-Stevens Point, 66-55, in the second round after receiving a first-round bye.
 2003
 Quarterfinal No. 3 Bethel 82 No. 6 St. Olaf 54
 Quarterfinal No. 5 Saint John's 69 No. 4 Carleton 58
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 60 No. 5 Saint John's 57
 Semifinal No. 2 Gustavus 65 No. 3 Bethel 64
 Championship No. 2 Gustavus 62 No. 1 St. Thomas 36
Gustavus earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament, finishing the year as the national runner-up. The Gusties defeated Whitworth (65-55), UW-Stevens Point (75-62), Hanover (79-66), Occidental (74-56), and Hampden-Sydney (79-68) before falling to Williams (67-65) in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball National Championship Game in Salem, Va.
 2002
 Quarterfinal No. 3 Bethel 72 No. 6 Carleton 53
 Quarterfinal No. 4 Macalester 83 No. 5 Saint John's 82
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 86 No. 4 Macalester 77
 Semifinal No. 3 Bethel 66 No. 2 Gustavus 59
 Championship No. 1 St. Thomas 73 No. 3 Bethel 61
St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament while Gustavus received an at-large bid. St. Thomas was defeated in the second round by UW-Oshkosh, 88-85, in overtime. Gustavus defeated Edgewood, 74-65, in the first round and went on to defeat Buena Vista, 88-60, in the second round before being toppled by Carthage, 71-65, in the Sweet 16.
 2001    
 Semifinal  No. 1 Saint John's 69 No. 4 Concordia 52
 Semifinal No. 2 Gustavus 63 No. 3 Bethel 47
 Championship No. 1 Saint John's 92 No. 2 Gustavus 80
Saint John's earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament while Gustavus advanced with an at-large bid. Gustavus defeated Nebraska Wesleyan, 69-60, in the first round before Saint John's topped the Gusties, 85-74, in the second round. The Johnnies lost 65-71 to Christopher Newport in the Sweet 16.
 2000    
 Semifinal St. Thomas 79 Bethel 70
 Semifinal Saint John's 58 Augsburg 57
 Championship Saint John's 78 St. Thomas 64
Saint John's earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament with St. Thomas pickup up an at-large bid. Saint John's was defeated by Ripon, 55-58, in the first round. St. Thomas topped Nebraska Wesleyan, 80-58, in the first round before falling to Buena Vista, 69-66 in the second round.
 1999    
 Semifinal No. 1 Augsburg 99 No. 4 Carleton 63
 Semifinal No. 2 Gustavus 71 No. 3 Bethel 57
 Championship No. 2 Gustavus 66 No. 1 Augsburg 64
Gustavus earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament while Augsburg received an at-large bid. The Gusties defeated Pomona-Pitzer, 67-37, in the first round. Augsburg defeated Nebraska Wesleyan, 102-91, in the opening round. Augsburg then lost in the next round to UW-Platteville, 53-85. Gustavus topped Upper Iowa, 58-55, and Franklin College, 66-65, before falling to UW-Platteville, 47-61, in Franklin, Ind. in the Final Eight.
 1998    
 Semifinal No. 1 Gustavus 60 No. 4 St. Olaf 54
 Semifinal No. 2 St. Thomas 77 No. 3 Augsburg 76
 Championship No. 1 Gustavus 66 No. 2 St. Thomas 62
Gustavus earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament with Augsburg receiving an at-large bid. The Gusties defeated the Auggies in the first round, 78-70, and then topped Nebraska Wesleyan, 65-51, and Illinois Wesleyan, 67-61, before losing to eventual national champion UW-Whitewater, 78-71, in the Final Eight.
 1997    
 Semifinal No. 1 Gustavus 80 No. 4 Augsburg 62
 Semifinal No. 2 Carleton 70 No. 3 St. Thomas 67
 Championship No. 1 Gustavus 57 No. 2 Carleton 55
Gustavus received the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament and defeated UW-Whitewater, 82-67, in the first round before falling to Nebraska Wesleyan, 61-59, in round two.
 1996    
 Semifinal No. 1 Gustavus 76 No. 4 St. Thomas 62
 Semifinal No. 2 Concordia 83 No. 3 Carleton 71
 Championship No. 2 Concordia 47 No. 1 Gustavus 43
Concordia earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament with Gustavus securing an at-large bid. The Gusties defeated the Cobbers, 72-61, in the first round and went on to top UW-Oshkosh, 61-60, in double-overtime before losing to Wittenberg, 76-68, in the Sweet 16.
 1995    
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 55 No. 4 Gustavus 49
 Semifinal No. 3 Saint John's 72 No. 2 Concordia 67
 Championship No. 1 St. Thomas 80 No. 3 Saint John's 69
St. Thomas received the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament and defeated Central, 62-58, in the first round before losing in the second round to Nebraska Wesleyan, 74-94.
 1994    
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 77 No. 4 Hamline 65
 Semifinal No. 2 Saint John's 75 No. 3 Carleton 61
 Championship No. 1 St. Thomas 66 No. 2 Saint John's 63
St. Thomas received the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the Final Four where the Tommies lost to New York, 75-68, and Wittenberg, 73-62.
 1993    
 Semifinal St. Thomas 80 Carleton 72
 Semifinal Saint John's 65 St. Olaf 53
 Championship St. Thomas 57 Saint John's 56
St. Thomas earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament with Saint John's garnering an at-large berth. The Tommies defeated the Johnnies, 75-61, in the opening round and advanced to the round of 16 before falling to UW-Platteville, 70-60.
 1992    
 Semifinal No. 1 Gustavus 68 No. 4 Carleton 63
 Semifinal No. 2 St. Thomas 65 No. 3 Bethel 62
 Championship No. 1 Gustavus 62 No. 2 St. Thomas 49
Gustavus advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 before losing to eventual national champion Calvin, 69-68.
 1991    
 Semifinal Bethel 74 St. Thomas 71
 Semifinal Gustavus 80 Carleton 76
 Championship Bethel 73 Gustavus 70
Bethel earned the MIAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Tournament and went on to lose to Central, 88-77, in the first round.
 1990    
 Semifinal No. 1 St. Thomas 66 No. 4 Carleton 61
 Semifinal No. 2 Saint John's 70 No. 3 Bethel 69
 Championship No. 1 St. Thomas 60 No. 2 Saint John's 50
St. Thomas advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 16 before falling to eventual national runner-up DePauw, 75-69, in two overtimes at St. Thomas.
 1989    
 Semifinal Gustavus 67 St. Olaf 59
 Semifinal St. Thomas 55 Saint John's 52
 Championship Gustavus 53 St. Thomas 52
Gustavus advanced to the NCAA Tournament and went on to lose to Wartburg, 78-62, in the first round.
 1988    
 Semifinal No. 1 Gustavus 65 No. 4 St. Thomas 58
 Semifinal No. 2 Saint John's 70 No. 3 Hamline 66
 Championship No. 2 Saint John's 61 No. 1 Gustavus 49
Saint John's advanced to the NCAA Tournament and went on to lose to Nebraska Wesleyan, 72-64, in the first round.
 1987    
 Semifinal No. 1 Saint John's 75 No. 4 Carleton 53
 Semifinal No. 2 Gustavus 58 No. 3 Concordia 52
 Championship No. 2 Gustavus 50 No. 1 Saint John's 44
Gustavus advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 16 before losing to Wartburg, 74-72.
 1986    
 Semifinal No. 1 Saint John's 63 No. 4 Augsburg 59
 Semifinal No. 2 Bethel 60 No. 3 St. Thomas 54
 Championship No. 1 Saint John's 68 No. 2 Bethel 62
Saint John's advanced to the NCAA Tournament, losing to Dubuque, 71-47, in the first round.
 1985    
 Semifinal Saint John's 53 Augsburg 48
 Semifinal Hamline 64 Saint Mary's 56
 Championship Saint John's 54 Hamline 47
Saint John's and Augsburg advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The Johnnies lost to Nebraska Wesleyan, 74-56, while Augsburg lost to Lemoyne-Owen, 75-55, in the first round.