FIRST SEMIFINAL – The 2nd seeded WEST LIBERTY UNIVERSITY HILLTOPPERS did battle with one of the remaining One seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA- AIKEN PACERS for the right to move on to the NCAA Division Two Championship Game. To the surprise of many the Hilltoppers had actually carved out a 41-40 lead for themselves by Halftime.
In the 2nd Half the game remained tight and intensely competitive. The teams were running neck and neck like a pair of racehorses but when all was said and done the Hilltoppers advanced, thanks to an 86-83 victory over the Pacers. Shawn Dyer of West Liberty University led his team by tossing in 30 of the Hilltoppers’ 86 points.
SECOND SEMIFINAL – Another Two seed took on another One seed in this second game of the evening. The 2nd seeded UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI MULES pulled off an even bigger upset than West Liberty did by dragging down the top-seeded METRO STATE UNIVERSITY ROADRUNNERS. The storied Roadrunners were having another great year and had not yet lost a game in the 2013-2014 season.
The Mules made it clear they were in it to win it early on and by the break had compiled a 42-34 advantage. The closing Half was a different matter as the Roadrunners mounted a comeback and in the end Central Missouri had to hang on by the proverbial skin of their teeth in order to advance to the title game courtesy of their 71-69 win. Scoring for the Mules was fairly spread around but Charles Hammor led UCM with 14 points.