The LSU- Shreveport Pilots (logo at left) are part of the NAIA’s Elite Eight teams that will be playing today. Meanwhile the NJCAA3 Championship Game will pit the Sandhills Flyers against the Cedar Valley College Suns. The NCAA D3 title game features the Whitewater Warhawks (current D3 football champs) vs the Cabrini Cavaliers.
Four double- digit seeds advanced with upset wins yesterday. The Pilots (as in riverboat pilots) won a 12 over 5 matchup over Southern Polytechnic, Biola won a 10-7 game against Our Lady of the Lake University and 11th- seeded Mountain State upset 6th- seeded Martin Methodist. Here are scores for today’s games:
NAIA – (1) Shorter Hawks over the (9) Rogers State University Hillcats 61-60 HAWKS IN FINAL FOUR *** (4) Concordia (CA) Eagles over the (12) LSUS Pilots 84-65 EAGLES IN FINAL FOUR *** (2) Oklahoma Baptist University Bison over the (10) Biola Eagles 67-56 BISON IN FINAL FOUR *** (11) Mountain State Cougars over the (14) Georgetown (KY) Tigers 83-76 COUGARS COMPLETE FINAL FOUR
NJCAA3 – CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Sandhill Flyers over the Cedar Valley College Suns 101-86 SANDHILLS FLYERS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA3 AFTER JUST 4 YEARS OF HAVING A BASKETBALL PROGRAM *** 4th place game – CLC Raiders UPSET the Brookdale College Jersey Blues 85-75 *** 7th place game – Roxbury Tigers over the Milwaukee Tech Stormers 88-81 *** 3rd place game – Delhi State Broncos over the Bronx College Broncos 74-63
NCAA Division 3 Championship Game – Whitewater Warhawks over the Cabrini Cavaliers 63-60 WARHAWKS ARE D3 BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS IN ADDITION TO FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS