NAIA COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PLUS MORE GAMES IN THE D2 AND NJCAA TOURNEYS

* NAIA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME *

Georgetown Tigers

Georgetown Tigers

COMING FROM BEHIND IS STILL NO PROBLEM FOR GEORGETOWN COLLEGE – Last night wrapped up the 2013 National Championship Tournament in the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics). The 13th seeded GEORGETOWN COLLEGE (KY) TIGERS proved they had one more comeback victory over a higher seed in them.

The Tigers ultimately got the better of the 6th seeded SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY LIONS to take the title in the country’s oldest college basketball tourney (yes, older than the NCAA tournament). The Lions got off to an early lead and held a 5 point advantage less than two minutes into the game. Georgetown College would be playing catchup for a little while but once they snatched the lead they would never give it back. At halftime the Tigers led by a score of 33-26. In the 2nd half GC would shoot an amazing SEVENTY- THREE PERCENT from the field and wound up pulling away for an authoritative 88-62 victory for their 2nd National Championship in hoops. SAGU was playing in their 1st ever title game and had a stellar season despite seeing a double-digit seed outplay them for the crown. Congratulations to Georgetown College!

* NJCAA1 TOURNAMENT DAY TWO *

Howard (TX) Hawks

Howard (TX) Hawks

NUMBER FOUR TAKES A FALL – The biggest upset of Day Two in the NJCAA Division One tourney saw the 13th seeded HOWARD COLLEGE (TX) HAWKS take down the 4th seeded HUTCHINSON BLUE DRAGONS. Hutch not only blew a 38-30 halftime lead but got outscored SIXTY- TWO to THIRTY- ONE in the 2nd half. The final score in this nationwide stunner was 92-69.   ###   The only other upset in this tournament yesterday was a 9 seed over 8 seed as the NEW MEXICO THUNDERBIRDS fell to the NW FLORIDA STATE RAIDERS in an 88-87 Overtime classic.

Motlow College BucksVICTORY FOR MOTLOW – The 14 seeds, the MOTLOW COLLEGE BUCKS, eliminated the 19th seeded CONNORS STATE COLLEGE COWBOYS yesterday in a tight 70-66 affair.   ###   Meanwhile the 11th seeded SALT LAKE COLLEGE BRUINS won an equally tight 86-82 clash with the 22 seeds, the EASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE MOUNTAINEERS.      

Iowa-Western-CC-web-newREIVERS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS – The top seeded IOWA WESTERN REIVERS, the reigning champs of NJCAA football, are looking to add the hoops crown to their resume, too, and dispatched the 16th seeded NORTH PLATTE KNIGHTS in a 79-74 battle royal.   ###   And wrapping up Day Two yesterday the (5) VINCENNES UNIVERSITY TRAILBLAZERS bounced the (21) LEE COLLEGE RUNNIN’ REBELS in a thrilling 84-80 game.  

* NJCAA2 DAY ONE *

Central College of Columbus (NE) RaidersNUMBER ONE GETS BOUNCED ON DAY ONE – Yes, believe it or not the top seeded MOTT COLLEGE BEARS lost their Day One matchup with the CENTRAL COLLEGE OF COLUMBUS (NE) RAIDERS. Mott watched a 2 point lead at the break evaporate and turn into their worst nightmare as the Raiders shot their way past them  67-61!   ###   In yesterday’s other upset in the NJCAA Division Two tournament the PENN VALLEY SCOUTS toppled the THIRD SEEDED LOUISBURG COLLEGE HURRICANES! This 2nd of the 3 top seeds to fall went out in an 88-86 game for the ages! Way to go, Scouts!   

OCC136ElectricE divideEXPRESS TRAIN – The 8th seeded OWENS COLLEGE EXPRESS advanced by way of a nail-biting 74-72 victory over the IOWA LAKES COLLEGE LAKERS.   ###   Meanwhile the 5th seeded SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS took care of business by defeating the PHOENIX COLLEGE BEARS. The final score in this tense and exciting game was 75-70.  

Rend Lake College WarriorsTHE NINETIES BEAT THE SEVENTIES – The REND LAKE COLLEGE WARRIORS came in as the 4th seed and yesterday they delivered a 98-75 smackdown to the CECIL COLLEGE SEAHAWKS.   ###   And wrapping up Day One action were the 6 seeds, the BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE LIONS and the ESSEX COLLEGE KNIGHTS. The Lions mauled the Knights  95-78.  

* NCAA D2 SWEET SIXTEEN *

Winona State Warriors logoA ONE SEED GOES DOWN – The first 1 seed of the NCAA Division 2 tourney fell yesterday. The (2) WINONA STATE WARRIORS did the honors, toppling the (1) MINNESOTA STATE MAVERICKS by a nerve- wracking score of 76-73.   ###   Another 1 seed, the defending champion WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY VIKINGS, had their hands full but avoided an upset. The Vikings took out the (3) SEATTLE PACIFIC FALCONS in a 62-58 defensive epic.

Florida Southern College MocsMORE ONE SEEDS IN FIGHTS – In Division 2’s unique layout there are many more than four 1 seeds, and the (1) FLORIDA SOUTHERN MOCS barely survived a 90-88 clash with the (2) HUNTSVILLE CHARGERS   ###   The (1) FRANKLIN PIERCE RAVENS won a 57-52 defensive battle with the (7) BRIDGEPORT PURPLE KNIGHTS   ###   And the (1) AIKEN PACERS slipped past the (3) BARTON BULLDOGS by a score of 82-75.  

Metro State RoadrunnersEIGHT ONE SEEDS WERE ENOUGH – Yes, all eight games in the D2 Sweet Sixteen featured a surviving 1 seed. And 7 of those advanced. The (1) METRO STATE ROADRUNNERS bounced the (2) ST MARY’S (TX) RATTLERS  78-70   ###   The (1) WEST LIBERTY HILLTOPPERS body- slammed the (3) IUP CRIMSON HAWKS by a score of 86-63   ###   And the (1) DRURY PANTHERS downed the (3) BELLARMINE KNIGHTS  67-61.  

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4 responses to “NAIA COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PLUS MORE GAMES IN THE D2 AND NJCAA TOURNEYS

  1. Sal

    The Owens College Express are my new favorite team!

  2. Lots of teams out there I never heard of!

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