Balladeer’s Blog offers one last round of congratulations to the 2017 college basketball champions in the FOURTEEN divisions covered here.
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION ONE
National Champions – TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY RAMS
Runners-Up – Life University Running Eagles
2016 Champions – Mid-America Christian University Evangels
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION TWO
National Champions – UNION COLLEGE BULLDOGS
Runners-Up – Cornerstone University Golden Eagles
2016 Champions – Indiana Wesleyan University Wildcats Continue reading
*** AIHEC ***
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The AIHEC (American Indian Higher Education Consortium) College Basketball Tournament’s format starts with Pool-Play followed by the more familiar playoff format. The last two teams standing this year were the SISSETON WAHPETON COLLEGE MUSTANGS and the TURTLE MOUNTAIN COLLEGE MIGHTY MICKINOCKS.
At Halftime the Mustangs led the Mighty Mickinocks 53-45 then went on to win this action-packed game by a Century-Club score of 109-87. Sisseton Wahpeton College’s Derrick McCauley was named the Tournament MVP. In the Semifinals the Mustangs defeated the three-time defending National Champions the Salish Kootenai College Bison. * THE MUSTANGS ARE THE AIHEC CHAMPIONS * Continue reading