The Association of Indpendent Institutions (AII) is made up of independent institutions. They are deemed independent because they do not belong to an NAIA member institution conference. The AII is made up of institutions from across the USA and Canada. The AII members are allowed to schedule their own regular season games without having to worry about a conference schedule. The Association does host a tournament championship at the end of the regular season. The teams who make it to the Championship game, and the winner of the 3rd place game, all get automatic bids to the National Tournament.

2018-2019 Men’s Basketball Overall Standings

While the AII does not have a regular season conference schedule, the Association does host a tournament championship at the end of the regular season. The top three teams from the tournament get automatic bids to the NAIA DII National Tournament. Voorhees (SC) came away with the tournament title, beating College of the Ozarks (MO) in the finals. Qualifying for Nationals with them was Washington Adventist (MD), who knocked off top seed IU Northwest in the 3rd place game. Unfortunately all three teams exited in the first round at nationals.

Teams Leaving

IU Northwest joins the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Kentucky Christian Joines the Applachian Athletic Conference

Top Players Returning


Therence Mayimba     SR           F         Washington Adventist University                          

3rd Team All American, AII Defensive Player of the Year, AII Newcomer of the Year

Brant Cochran            SR       G          College of the Ozarks        


Naquwan Solomon          SO          G        Northern  New Mexico College                     

Alex Brooks                   SR           G         Voorhees College                              

Xavier Sewell                    SR           G        Washington Adventist University                            

Key Players Lost
Co-Players of the Year

Chris Dixon-Williams Indiana University Northwest                 

Ethan Davidson College of the Ozarks             

1st Team All-Conference

Zach Thomspon                    Lincoln Christian  University               

2nd Team All-Conference

Nakia Hendricks                    Haskell Indian Nations University  

Nakia Hendricks                 
  Haskell Indian Nations University  

**Second Team All-Conference Rashad Richardson, who will be a senior next year, won’t return due to IU Northwest joining the CCAC.

New Members

While the Lincoln Lynx were a member of the league last season, it was their first year as an NAIA program, and thus were unable to compete on the national stage until this season!

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