* CALIFORNIA PACIFIC CONFERENCE *
SEMIFINALS – The top seeded CAL MARITIME ACADEMY KEELHAULERS defeated the 4 seeds – the LA SIERRA UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES – by a score of 80-60. Zach Davis led the Keelhaulers with 17 points while teammate Kameron Hoyt notched a Double Double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. ### And in the other Semifinal the SIMPSON UNIVERSITY RED HAWKS – the 2 seeds – routed the 3rd seeded PACIFIC UNION COLLEGE PIONEERS to the tune of 95-78. Shaquille Jones had 27 points for the Red Hawks.
* APPALACHIAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE *
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The Appalachian Athletic Conference Tournament for this year was virtually “all chalk, all the time”. Even the title game was a 1 seed versus 2 seed affair. The (1) UNION COLLEGE (KY) BULLDOGS kept things chalky by defeating the (2) MILLIGAN COLLEGE BUFFALOES. A 39-31 Union lead at the Half ultimately became an 84-63 victory when the buzzer sounded. Dominique Hagans led the Bulldogs with 16 points and 8 rebounds. * UNION COLLEGE GETS THE AAC’s AUTOMATIC BID TO THE NAIA TOURNAMENT. MILLIGAN GETS THE RUNNER-UP BID. *
* ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT INSTITUTIONS *
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This was a TRIPLE OVERTIME clash between the top seeded ASHFORD UNIVERSITY SAINTS and the 3 seeds – the NORTHERN NEW MEXICO COLLEGE EAGLES. The Saints had the upper hand at Halftime with a 34-26 lead but in the 2nd Half the Eagles fought back to tie the game at 59-59 and force Overtime. The 1st OT ended in a 68-68 tie, the 2nd ended with the score knotted up at 77-77 but in the 3rd Overtime Ashford at last emerged with a 92-87 triumph! * ASHFORD UNIVERSITY GETS THE AAI’s AUTOMATIC BID TO THE NAIA TOURNAMENT. *
* CHICAGOLAND COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE *
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top seeded OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY TIGERS did battle with the 3rd seeded CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY WOLVES for the crown in this league. There wasn’t much drama to the game unfortunately as the Tigers converted a 38-28 lead at the break into a 90-80 final score for the victory. Austin Davis led the way for Olivet Nazarene with his 19 points. * OLIVET NAZARENE GETS THE CCAC’s AUTOMATIC BID TO THE NAIA TOURNAMENT. *
* CASCADE COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE *
SEMIFINALS – The top seeds – the COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES – eliminated the 7th seeded EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY MOUNTAINEERS by a score of 73-58. College of Idaho’s Demetrius Perkins led his team with 20 points while Josh Wilson contributed a Double Double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. ### And in a 4 seed over 3 seed upset the SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY RAIDERS toppled the WARNER PACIFIC COLLEGE KNIGHTS in an 81-66 smackdown yesterday. Eric Thompson led SOU with 19 points and 11 rebounds in his Double Double.
* CROSSROADS LEAGUE *
SEMIFINALS – The BETHEL COLLEGE (IN) PILOTS (Riverboat Pilots) came in as the 3rd seeds and yesterday they upset the 2nd seeded UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS FIGHTING SAINTS by a tight score of 62-61. Clay Yeo had 20 points in the comeback win. ### And the top seeded Defending Champions of NAIA2 hoops, the INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS, won a 64-61 grudge match with the 5th seeded MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE UNIVERSITY COUGARS. Bob Peters led the Wildcats with 15 points.
* GREAT PLAINS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE *
SEMIFINALS – The 3rd seeded MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS upset the 2 seeds – the DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS – in an 81-74 thriller. Alex Starkel’s 19 points led Midland. ### And in the top spot the MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS dispatched the 4th seeded BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS to the tune of 89-77. Tanner Miller tossed in 26 points for the Mustangs.
* KANSAS COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE *
SEMIFINALS – The 6th seeded STERLING COLLEGE WARRIORS remain THE story of the KCAC tourney. Yesterday they pulled off another upset – this time of the 2nd seeded UNIVERSITY OF SAINT MARY SPIRES in a 65-64 Instant Classic. Sterling’s Brandon Stacker stacked up 17 points for his team in the comeback. ### And the 4 seeds – the FRIENDS UNIVERSITY FALCONS – toppled the TOP seeds, the TABOR COLLEGE BLUE JAYS by a score of 89-79. Toby Baxter had an incredible 35 points for the Falcons.
* KENTUCKY INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE *
SEMIFINALS – The (2 North) POINT PARK UNIVERSITY PIONEERS upset the (1 South) BRESCIA UNIVERSITY BEARCATS by a final score of 99-84. Alan Heter gave Point Park 24 points and 9 rebounds. ### And the (1 North) INDIANA UNIVERSITY EAST RED WOLVES eliminated the (2 South) ASBURY UNIVERSITY EAGLES in a 90-79 hardcourt battle. Tyler Fangman led the Red Wolves with his 24 points.
* MIDLANDS COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE *
DIVISIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – South – The top seeded COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS BOBCATS smacked down the 2 seeds – the CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TIGERS – to the tune of 96-66. Alex Santiago led the way with 26 points. ### North – The top seeded BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY BRUINS won a much tighter 82-74 clash with the 2 seeds – the WALDORF COLLEGE WARRIORS. Pogos Trunyan’s 21 points led the Bruins.
* WOLVERINE-HOOSIER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE *
SEMIFINALS – In the 3 spot the CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES upset the 2nd seeded UNIVERSITY OF NORTHWESTERN OHIO RACERS in a gripping 95-85 contest. Kyle Steigenga led the victors with 24 points while his teammate Ben Lanning had 21 points and 11 rebounds for a Double Double. ### And the top seeded DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY PANTHERS downed the AQUINAS COLLEGE SAINTS by a final tally of 72-63. Dominez Burnett led the Panthers with 22 points and 8 rebounds.
* NJCAA *
DISTRICT 307 – CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Novak Field House in Largo, MD was rocking to this upset yesterday. The SANDHILLS COLLEGE FLYERS came in as the 4 seeds against the 2nd seeded SOUTHERN CRESCENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE TIGERS. One would have thought the seedings were reversed as the Flyers authoritatively played their way to a 92-77 victory. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FLYERS, THE DISTRICT 307 CHAMPIONS AS THEY MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT. *
DISTRICT 212 – CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This game pitted the champions from Region 215 and the champions from Region 219 against each other for the title. In the end the ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE WOLVERINES handily upset the MERCER COUNTY COLLEGE VIKINGS by a final score of 73-54. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WOLVERINES, THE DISTRICT 212 CHAMPIONS AS THEY MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT. *
REGION 101 – SEMIFINALS – The COCHISE COLLEGE APACHES took it on the road and upset the CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE VAQUEROS in a 99-95 orgy of offense to advance to the Regional Final. ### And the other Semifinal saw the MESA COLLEGE THUNDERBIRDS dispatch the visiting ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE MATADORS by a score of 80-71.
REGION 106 – FIRST ROUND – The HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS downed the GARDEN CITY COLLEGE BRONCBUSTERS 70-68 ### The DODGE CITY COLLEGE CONQUISTADORS upset the COWLEY TIGERS 93-90 in OT ### The COFFEYVILLE COLLEGE RED RAVENS beat the COLBY TROJANS in OT 83-68 ### And the CLOUD COUNTY COLLEGE THUNDERBIRDS upset the BARTON COUGARS 84-81.
REGION 115 – SEMIFINALS – The (2) MONROE COLLEGE MUSTANGS took the court against the (3) ASA COLLEGE AVENGERS and after a hard fight ultimately got enough separation to win the game 92-79. ### And in the other Semifinal the (1) HARCUM COLLEGE BEARS hammered down the (4) GLOBE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KNIGHTS to the tune of 89-63.
ALABAMA CONFERENCE – FIRST ROUND – The WALLACE COLLEGE AT SELMA PATRIOTS comfortably defeated the WALLACE STATE AT HANCEVILLE LIONS 68-54 ### The GADSDEN STATE CARDINALS beat the BISHOP STATE WILDCATS 68-62 ### Meanwhile the LAWSON STATE COUGARS edged the ALABAMA SOUTHERN COLLEGE EAGLES in a 78-74 Instant Classic ### And the LURLEEN WALLACE SAINTS eked out a 66-64 win against the SNEAD STATE PARSONS.
REGION 202 – CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The title game of this Region pitted the NORTH ARKANSAS COLLEGE PIONEERS against the MID-SOUTH COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS. This clash was one for the memory books but in the end there could only be one winner and that was North Arkansas College in an upset. The final score in this battle for the Region 202 Crown was Pioneers 77 Greyhounds 67.
REGION 203 – SEMIFINALS – The MONROE COLLEGE (Rochester) TRIBUNES played an Overtime classic against their guests, the ERIE COLLEGE KATS, and ultimately won by a final score of 100-88 ### And in the other Semifinal the GENESSEE COLLEGE COUGARS survived an 88-83 visit from the always tough NIAGARA COUNTY COLLEGE THUNDER WOLVES.
REGION 206 – FIRST ROUND – The HIGHLAND COLLEGE SCOTTIES took it on the road and pulled off an upset of the FORT SCOTT COLLEGE GREYHOUNDS by a score of 65-55. ### And the JOHNSON COUNTY COLLEGE CAVALIERS likewise pulled off a road upset, albeit by a much closer final score of 56-55 over the BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE LIONS.
REGION 220 – SEMIFINALS – The COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY AT DUNDALK LIONS handily defeated the visiting COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY AT CATONSVILLE CARDINALS to the tune of 81-66. ### And the NORTHERN VIRGINIA COLLEGE NOVAS upset the FREDERICK COLLEGE COUGARS in a 98-88 hardcourt stunner on the road.
MICHIGAN COLLEGE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION – CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The battle for this league’s title was waged between the SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE OCELOTS and the visiting LAKE MICHIGAN COLLEGE REDHAWKS. The two familiar foes battled tightly for a while but eventually the Ocelots managed to get some separation between themselves and the Redhawks. When the dust had settled Schoolcraft College won by a final score of 88-77.
REGION 303 – SEMIFINALS – The HERKIMER COLLEGE GENERALS played a defensive epic against the visiting FINGER LAKES COLLEGE LAKERS, ultimately defeating them by a score of 65-59. ### And in the other Semifinal game the MOHAWK VALLEY COLLEGE HAWKS battled the CORNING COLLEGE RED BARONS and eliminated them in a 61-58 clash of smothering defenses.
REGION 313 – SEMIFINALS – The VERMILION COLLEGE IRONMEN took it on the road against the ANOKA- RAMSEY COLLEGE GOLDEN RAMS in this Semifinal, and upset ARC in a 76-73 game for the ages. ### And the MESABI RANGE COLLEGE NORSE squared off against the visiting RIVERLAND COLLEGE BLUE DEVILS and dispatched them in a 99-89 affair.