NCCAA DIVISION ONE
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 4 seeds – the BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE PATRIOTS – took on the 2nd seeded LANCASTER BIBLE COLLEGE CHARGERS in this title game.
By Halftime the Patriots had put Lancaster Bible College on Upset Alert with their 38-33 advantage. After the break Baptist Bible College eked out a tad more distance from the Chargers for a 77-70 triumph. Trent McBride led the victors with 25 points while his fellow Patriot Tre Minton logged a Double-Double of 22 points and 13 rebounds. * THE PATRIOTS ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF NCCAA BASKETBALL *
NAIA FINAL FOUR
FIRST SEMIFINAL – This game pitted the TALLADEGA COLLEGE TORNADOES against the THOMAS MORE UNIVERSITY SAINTS.
The Tornadoes shocked their opponents by going out in front of them 39-27 at the Half. In turn, the Saints shocked Talladega College by forcing Overtime with a 68-68 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session the Tornadoes emerged with a 78-77 victory. Sixteen points from Cam Potts led Talladega College.
SECOND SEMIFINAL – The LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (LA) WOLF PACK faced the ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM for the other slot in the National Championship game.
The Wolf Pack dominated on both sides of the ball in the opening Half, leading the Firestorm 39-28 heading into the locker room. From there Loyola University kept ACU at arm’s length for an 82-70 win. Zach Wrightsil tossed in 20 points to lead the Wolf Pack in scoring.