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USCAA AND ACCA NATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

The college basketball postseason rolls along:

USCAA DIVISION TWO

Vermont Tech Green KnightsDAY ONE: GAME ONE – The 6 seeds – the VERMONT TECH GREEN KNIGHTS – took the court against the 3rd seeded UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI AT CLERMONT COUGARS. This shootout found the Green Knights on top of the favored Cougars 50-39 by Halftime. From there Vermont Tech held off their opponents for a Century Club-level 108-100 Upset win. Drake Perry’s THIRTY points led the Green Knights.  

NHTIDAY ONE: GAME TWO – In this game the 4th seeded NEW HAMPSHIRE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE LYNX faced the 5 seeds – the PENN STATE AT MONT ALTO LIONS. In businesslike fashion the Lynx led 32-27 at the Half on their way to a 76-70 victory over the Lions. Shaquille Barrett led the way for New Hampshire Tech with 18 points.  

Southern Maine College SeaWolvesDAY ONE: GAME THREE – The 8 seeds – the SOUTHERN MAINE COLLEGE SEAWOLVES – tangled with the 9th seeded PENN STATE AT WILKES-BARRE LIONS. This Instant Classic saw the Seawolves holding a mere 37-36 edge at the break before eking out a tiny bit more separation from there to win out 70-68. Twenty-five points from Anthony Lobor led Southern Maine College. Continue reading

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ACCA BASKETBALL CHAMPS CROWNED PLUS DAY TWO OF THE USCAA TOURNAMENT

Arlington Baptist PatriotsACCA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 4th seeded Defending National Champions – the ARLINGTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PATRIOTS – faced the 6th seeded CHAMPION CHRISTIAN COLLEGE TIGERS in the title game of the ACCA (Association of Christian College Athletics). The Tigers held a 38-36 edge come Halftime but after the break the Patriots demonstrated the old “heart of a champion” and came back to win this 75-73 Instant Classic. * THE PATRIOTS ARE ACCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS *

USCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Central_Pennsylvania_UniversityDAY TWO, GAME ONE – Starting Day Two in the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) was this clash between the 8th seeded CENTRAL PENN COLLEGE SILVER KNIGHTS and the 6 seeds – the NEW HAMPSHIRE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE LYNX. The Silver Knights had the Lynx on Upset Alert with a 42-31 lead at the break, then kept NHTI at arm’s length in the 2nd Half for an 82-70 victory. Tyreke Woodard led Central Penn College with 28 points. Continue reading

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ACCA COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPS CROWNED, NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT BEGINS

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Arlington Baptist PatriotsCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The ARLINGTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PATRIOTS and the KANSAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FALCONS were the last two teams left in the battle for the national title of the ACCA.

The Patriots showed their advantage in postseason experience, notching a 43-35 lead by Halftime. From there the Falcons fought hard to make a comeback and Arlington Baptist University had to hold on tight to survive with an 87-84 victory. Quinton Moore led the Patriots with 27 points. * THE PATRIOTS ARE ACCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS *

NAIA DIVISION TWO

Southwestern College Moundbuilders logoDAY ONE, GAME ONE – The 4 seed versus 5 seed game in this National Tournament pitted the (4) SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE MOUNDBUILDERS against the (5) ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY LAKERS.

The Moundbuilders had their Defense clicking and prevented the Lakers from reaching 30 points in either Half. Southwestern College led 31-27 by the midpoint of the game and after the break outscored Roosevelt University 34-28 for a 65-55 triumph. Fourteen points from Cameron Hunt led the Moundbuilders. Continue reading

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MORE TOURNEYS IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL

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Oakwood AmbassadorsNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The USCAA’s Division One title game pitted the 5th seeded OAKWOOD UNIVERSITY AMBASSADORS against the 3 seeds – the CONCORDIA (AL) COLLEGE HORNETS. The Ambassadors trailed the Hornets 32-30 at Halftime but shot 57% from the floor in the 2nd Half for an 80-65 victory. Brandon Daniel led Oakwood U with 19 points.  * THE AMBASSADORS ARE USCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS *  

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Dallas Christian BIGNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The DALLAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CRUSADERS and the HILLSDALE FREE WILL BAPTIST COLLEGE SAINTS were the last two teams standing in the National Tournament of the ACCA (Association of Christian College Athletics). The Crusaders were back in prime form and wound up taking the hoops title by a Century Club- level final score of 103-93.  * THE CRUSADERS ARE ACCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS * Continue reading

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WOMEN’s COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2015

Balladeer’s Blog offers one last round of congratulations to the 2015 women’s college basketball champions in the divisions covered here.

oklahoma city university starsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION ONE

National Champions – OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS

Runners-Up – Campbellsville University Tigers

2014 Champions – Oklahoma City University Stars  Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2015

Balladeer’s Blog offers one last round of congratulations to the 2015 college basketball champions in the FOURTEEN divisions covered here.

dalton state roadrunnersNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION ONE 

National Champions – DALTON STATE ROADRUNNERS

Runners-Up – Westmont College Warriors

2014 Champions – Vanguard University Lions

cornerstoneNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION TWO

National Champions – CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES

Runners-Up – Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers  

2014 Champions – Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: THREE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS CROWNED AMID OTHER POSTSEASON ACTION

*** USCAA DIVISION ONE ***

daemen wildcatsCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top seeded DAEMEN COLLEGE WILDCATS did battle with the 3 seeds – the ROCHESTER COLLEGE WARRIORS – for the National Championship of the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). Unfortunately, after all the exciting hoops action so far in the USCAA Tournament this title game was a bit disappointing. The Wildcats outclassed the Warriors on both sides of the ball and by Halftime had compiled a 43-21 advantage. After the break they remained in control, ultimately winning by a final score of 77-53. Gerald Beverly led Daemen College with 19 points. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WILDCATS, THE 2015 CHAMPIONS OF THE USCAA! * Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL POSTSEASON ACTION CONTINUES

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Arlington Baptist PatriotsFIRST SEMIFINAL – The first semifinal in the National Championship Tournament of the ACCA (Association of Christian College Athletics) was played between the Defending Champions – the ARLINGTON BAPTIST COLLEGE PATRIOTS – and the HILLSDALE FREE WILL BAPTIST COLLEGE SAINTS. The Patriots could just smell a return to the title game and had compiled a 45-31 lead by the Halftime buzzer. In the 2nd Half every run by the trailing Saints was answered by another run by Arlington Baptist College. The Patriots thus kept Hillsdale at arm’s-length the rest of the way and ultimately won by a final score of 95-77. Up next Arlington Baptist tries to make it back-to-back national titles in the ACCA!   

Faith Baptist Bible College Eagles logoSECOND SEMIFINAL – The battle for the other slot in the title game pitted the FAITH BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE EAGLES against the heavily favored DALLAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CRUSADERS. The Eagles faced a very early 10-7 deficit but a 17-2 run put them out in front of the Crusaders. After that the lead went back and forth with Dallas Christian College clinging to a tight 42-40 lead at Halftime. After the break the lead was exchanged several more times before Faith Baptist got a bit of separation, then made clutch free-throws late to preserve a 92-85 upset win. Josh Bray led the Eagles with 28 points while teammates Jon Luke Talton, Ryan Kupferschmid and Aaron Leistikow notched Double Doubles. Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2014

Here’s one final round of congratulations for the champions of each of the fourteen divisions of college basketball covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.

Vanguard U LionsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION ONE

National Champions: VANGUARD UNIVERSITY LIONS

Runners-up: EMMANUEL COLLEGE LIONS

2013 National Champions: GEORGETOWN (KY) COLLEGE TIGERS

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Indiana Wesleyan WildcatsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION TWO
National Champions: INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS 
Runners-up: MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS
2013 National Champions: CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY WOLVES

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: THREE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS CROWNED WHILE TOURNAMENTS CONTINUE IN OTHER DIVISIONS

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Arlington Baptist PatriotsNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The ARLINGTON BAPTIST COLLEGE PATRIOTS won their school’s first ever National Championship in the ACCA (Association of Christian College Athletics). The Patriots led their familiar foes the RHEMA BIBLE COLLEGE EAGLES at Halftime by a score of 40-26 then continued to dominate all through the Second Half, cutting down the nets following their 85-67 victory. Jeremiah Ford led the Patriots with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Ford was also the ACCA National Tournament MVP. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PATRIOTS * 

*** USCAA DIV ONE ***

Washington Adventist University ShockNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Yesterday the 4th seeded WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY SHOCK squared off against the 6th seeded TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY CRUSADERS for the 2014 title in Division One of the USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association). Sadly, after all the excellent basketball that led up to this championship bout the title clash was very, very disappointing. The Shock led the Crusaders by an odd score of 28-17 at Halftime and went on to win 61-38. * CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SHOCK. *

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Andrews U CardinalsNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The USCAA’s Division Two Championship was decided by something that more closely resembled a competitive game. For the second year in a row Division Two’s battle for the crown featured a pair of Cinderellas. The 6th seeded ANDREWS UNIVERSITY CARDINALS held a 37-26 lead at the break over the 8 seeds, the PSU-BEAVER NITTANY LIONS and when all was said and done won the game by a final score of Continue reading

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