February Frenzy continues here at Balladeer’s Blog. The NAIA-2 college basketball conference tournaments drew to a close last night, but the NAIA-1 conference tournaments are just getting started. Meanwhile the CCCAA regionals continue and the ACCA gets its National Tournament rolling tonight.
To recap last night’s final five tickets to the Big Dance that got punched:
CALIFORNIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE – (1) Cal Maritime Academy Keelhaulers over the (2) Holy Names University Hawks 89-69 *** KEELHAULERS ADVANCE TO THE NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
CASCADE COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE – (1) Oregon Tech Hustlin’ Owls over the (2) Northwest (WA) Eagles 77-71 *** HUSTLIN’ OWLS ADVANCE TO THE NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
GREAT PLAINS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – (2) Northwestern (IA) Red Raiders UPSET the (1) Dordt College Defenders 86-61 *** RED RAIDERS ADVANCE TO THE NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
KENTUCKY INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE – (1) Indiana University Southeast Grenadiers over the (3) Brescia Bearcats 99-63 *** GRENADIERS ADVANCE TO THE NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
MID-CENTRAL COLLEGE CONFERENCE – (2) Grace College Lancers over the (4) St Francis (IN) Cougars 79-75 (GAME OF THE NIGHT) *** LANCERS ADVANCE TO THE NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT
ACCA (Association of Christian College Athletics) National Tournament – (tipping off tonight) SEEDINGS – 1. Hillsdale Flames *** 2. Trinity Baptist College Eagles *** 3. Rhema Eagles *** 4. Multnomah Lions *** 5. Champion Baptist Tigers *** 6. Ozark Christian College Ambassadors (love that name) *** 7. Barclay College Bears *** 8. Arlington Baptist College Patriots … 9. CCCB Saints (I still say they should go back to being the Heralds since it’s more unique) *** 10. Calvary Bible College Warriors *** 11. AFLBS Conquerors (love that name) *** 12. Nebraska Christian College Parsons (love that name, too) 13. Emmaus Bible College Eagles