Southwestern Spartans Destination Danville, IL 2018, Back-to-back NJCAA Region XI DII Men's Basketball Champions

The Southwestern Spartans are the back-to-back NJCAA Region XI DII Men's Basketball Champions! They are headed to the 2018 nationals in Danville, IL, from March 20-24, 2018. Updated tournament information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Watch or listen to the games

The tourney games will be live-streamed on the NJCAA TV website ($10 fee per game or $12.99 tournament viewing pass) and aired live on KSIB Radio website.  Watch or listen in and cheer on the Spartans!

Game Schedule

The Spartans advanced to the quarterfinals to play against #13 Erie Community College on Thursday, March 22, at 8 p.m. CT. Watch the game online

The Spartans' first game at the 2017-18 NJCAA DII Men's Basketball Championship will be Wednesday, March 21, at 1 p.m. CT vs Dakota County Technical College.  Watch the game online


Round 1 - SWCC 92, DCTC 77 Recap

Other tournament results, brackets, and other information can be found on the NJACC website.

T-Shirt Information

Pre-ordered national qualifier T-shirts have arrived at the SWCC Shoppe! They may be picked up starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. If you did not pre-order but would like a shirt, they will be available in the SWCC Shoppe, starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, while supplies last.

Meet and greet and send-off

The send-off ceremony for the Southwestern men’s basketball team, as they head to the NJCAA National Championship in Danville, IL, will be held on Sunday, March 18, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Student Center. The public is invited! Plan to wear your Spartan colors.

The agenda for the ceremony follows:

  • 1 p.m. – Autographs and well wishes to the team and the coaches
  • 1:30 p.m. – Head Coach Todd Lorensen speaks
  • 1:45 p.m. – Players and coaches walk through human tunnel to bus

Hotel information

The Danville Days Hotel & Conference Center (Days Inn) is offering a special rate of $79 to Southwestern Spartan fans. The hotel is located off Highways 1 and 136 at 77 North Gilbert St., Danville, IL. To book by phone, call 800.329.2613.

Hotels in Danville with room availability as of 3/15 include:

  • Best Western - Riverside - 800.528.1234
  • Days Hotel - 800.255.3297
  • Best Western - Regency - 217.446.2111
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 800.HOLIDAY (LIMITED)
  • Red Roof Inn & Suites - 800.733.7663
  • Super 8 - 800.800.8000 (LIMITED)