The 2016 FCSAA/NJCAA District VIII Men's and Women's State Basketball Championships are set to tipoff March 2-5 on the College of Central Florida campus in Ocala, Fla.
The men's tournament will kickoff the four-day championship events with their quarterfinal round on Wednesday, March 2. Game times will be at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. They will have an off day on Thursday before returning to the court on Friday, March 4 for semifinal games at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The championship game will take place on Saturday, March 5 at 5 p.m, with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championshp March 14-19 in Hutchinson, Kan.
The women's championship will kickoff tournament play on Thursday, March 3 with their quarterfinal games at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Winning teams will advance to the semifinal round on Friday at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The championship game will tipoff on Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m., following the men's final, with the winner and runner-up securing spots to the NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship March 14-19 in Lubbock, Tex.
Below are the men's and women's tentative tournament brackets. Tournament brackets will be updated as teams qualify from their respective conferences.