Tickets punched for the 2019 NAIA national tournament, the country’s OLDEST college basketball tournament … Yes, even older than the NCAA Tournament!
APPALACHIAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top seeded UNION COLLEGE BULLDOGS took the court against the team in the 2 spot – the MONTREAT COLLEGE CAVALIERS. The Bulldogs were on top 33-29 at Halftime but the Cavaliers came roaring back to force Overtime with a 79-79 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session Union College outscored Montreat 16-6 for a 95-85 triumph. K.J. Duronslett led UC with a Double Double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. * THE BULLDOGS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE AAC TOURNAMENT *
CHICAGOLAND COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 8 seeds – the UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS (IL) FIGHTING SAINTS – completed their incredible run through the CCAC tourney yesterday against the 3rd seeded GOVERNORS STATE JAGUARS. The Fighting Saints were chasing the Jaguars 28-27 at the break but came from behind for a 59-54 victory in this defense-heavy affair. Terrion Howard’s 18 points led USF. * THE FIGHTING SAINTS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE CCAC TOURNAMANT *
THE SUN CONFERENCE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last two teams standing in this conference tournament were the 3rd seeded AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY GYRENES and the 5 seeds – the COLLEGE OF COASTAL GEORGIA MARINERS. The Gyrenes went up 37-30 by the Half and then kept adding to their lead throughout the 2nd Half, ultimately defeating the Mariners by a score of 83-67. Ave Maria University was led by Leo Behrend with his Double Double of 25 points and 15 rebounds. * THE GYRENES ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE SUN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT *