NCAA DIV THREE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The NEBRASKA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY PRAIRIE WOLVES – a team Balladeer’s Blog has covered since their NAIA years – did battle with the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AT OSHKOSH TITANS for the D3 title.
A thrilling and high-scoring 1st Half ended with the Prairie Wolves clinging to a 45-43 edge. After the break Nebraska Wesleyan University inched a little bit more away from the Titans, winning it all by a score of 78-72. Cooper Cook put up 16 points to lead the victors. * THE PRAIRIE WOLVES ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION THREE *
NJCAA DIV THREE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top seeds – the BROOKDALE COLLEGE JERSEY BLUES -were trying to make it a PERFECT 33-0 season in this championship game against the 2nd seeded NASSAU COUNTY COLLEGE LIONS.
The Lions put a scare into the Jersey Blues by leading them 31-29 at Halftime. Brookdale College regrouped in the locker room during the break and came out primed for a comeback. The Jersey Blues outscored Nassau County College 41-26 in the 2nd Half for a 70-57 victory and their first title since 2013. Grant Goode’s Double Double of 20 points and 12 rebounds led the champs. * THE JERSEY BLUES ARE CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA DIVISION THREE *