Well, last night wrapped up the first round of the NAIA basketball tournament. Today kicks off Round 2. I will once again remind people who aren’t familiar with this tournament that all the games are played at the same venue that’s why the games start at 9am ET, 8am in Point Lookout, MO, where they’re playing.
TOP SEED KNOCKED OUT – GAME 7 – OZARKS BOBCATS 71 WALSH CAVALIERS 66 UPSET OF THE TOURNAMENT!!! WALSH WAS THE NUMBER ONE OVERALL SEED AND JUST FELL TO THE BOBCATS! POSSIBLY OVERCONFIDENT, THE CAVS FELL BEHIND BY AS MANY AS 17 POINTS AT TIMES IN THIS GAME, THEN HAD TO SCRAMBLE IN THE SECOND HALF TO INCH CLOSER! THEIR STELLAR SEASON IS OVER PREMATURELY IN THE SHOCKER OF THE WEEK! Personally I think the Bobcats were inspired by the chance to give their fellow feline teams an even more impressive lead over the canine teams. CAT NICKNAMES: 9-4 DOG NICKNAMES: 2-3
GAME 6 – NORTHWOOD (FL) SEAHAWKS 65 DAKOTA WESLEYAN TIGERS 58 Northwood took huge leads early but wasn’t able to put the Tigers away and it nearly came back to bite them as DWU pulled within 6 at times. CAT NICKNAMES: 8-4 DOG NICKNAMES: 2-3
GAME 5 – INDIANA WESLEYAN WILDCATS 84 OREGON TECH HUSTLIN’ OWLS 63 Who would have expected Indiana Wesleyan to so thorougly crush Oregon Tech? The outcome isn’t nearly as surprising as the final score. CAT NICKNAMES: 8-3 DOG NICKNAMES: 2-3
GAME 4 – MCPHERSON BULLDOGS 77 WARNER PACIFIC KNIGHTS 58 The Bulldogs, feeling the massive burden of keeping their fellow canines in the running, stepped up big with this rout. Or, looked at another way, the Knights simply proved the old adage about teams that pull upsets in the opening round getting crushed in the 2nd round. CAT NICKNAMES: 7-3 DOG NICKNAMES: 2-3
GAME 3 – CORNERSTONE GOLDEN EAGLES 82 IOWA WESLEYAN TIGERS 70 The Cornerstone juggernaut keeps rolling along. Don’t be deceived by the final score. This game was all Cornerstone, who led by as many as 20 points at times. After 2 tight games to start the day this was Day 3’s 1st blowout. CAT NICKNAMES: 7-3 DOG NICKNAMES: 1-3 (Don’t forget we’ll be going by winning percentage, not a flat count so the dog nicknames are still alive. )
GAME 2 – ST FRANCIS (IN) COUGARS 76 BELLEVUE BRUINS 74 Round 2 is off to a tremendous start with 2 nail-biters in a row. Credit the Cougars with dealing with the pressure and pulling off the upset. CAT NICKNAMES: 7-2 DOG NICKNAMES: 1-3
GAME 1 – DAVENPORT PANTHERS 78 BLACK HILLS STATE YELLOW JACKETS 74 IN OVERTIME This first OT game of the 2011 tournament continued the level of excitement by last night’s closing game. The story of this riveting game was Davenport getting small leads and BHSU pulling even. The score was 63 apiece at the end of regulation and OT was not disappointing. In the end clutch free-throws made the difference for the Panthers. We might as well call this Meow Madness the way cat teams are doing. This upset now makes our cat vs dog stats: CAT NICKNAMES: 6-2 DOG NICKNAMES: 1-3
6 responses to “NAIA TOURNAMENT: IF IT’S DAY 3 IT MUST BE ROUND 2 – UPDATED ALL DAY LONG”
Good to find somebody covering these teams and doing it in an entertaining way.
Thanks! I always feel that the 10,000 word articles that some people do on the outcome of each individual game are a bit much.
I really loved this post!
Love naia sports!!!!!!!! forget the thugs in ncaa div i
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