NAIA DIV ONE
FIRST SEMIFINAL – The 5 seeds – the GRACELAND UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS – found themselves up against one of the two remaining 1 seeds, the LSU-SHREVEPORT PILOTS (as in Riverboat Pilots).
The Pilots seemed to have the game under control as they led the Yellow Jackets 46-34 at Halftime. After the break Graceland University came out crazed for a comeback. They proceeded to hold LSU-Shreveport to just 34 points in the 2nd Half while putting up 53 themselves. L.T. Davis led the Yellow Jackets with 28 points in this 87-80 victory.
SECOND SEMIFINAL – The 4th seeded LSU-ALEXANDRIA GENERALS managed an Upset of the other remaining 1 seed: the WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN.
A riveting opening Half ended with the two teams knotted up at 37-37. From there the Generals managed some separation from the Statesmen, going on to defeat them by a score of 84-75. Sixteen points from Shannon James, Jr led LSU-Alexandria to their first Championship Game appearance.