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ALL COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2022

Balladeer’s Blog presents one last round of congratulations for the 2022 college basketball champions in all ten of the divisions covered here.

Loyola WolfpackNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) 

National Champions – LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (LA) WOLFPACK

Runners-Up – Talladega College Tornadoes

Previous National Champions – Shawnee State Bears Continue reading

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NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Here is my recap of the National Championship Game in the last of the divisions of college basketball covered here at Balladeer’s Blog.

NJCAA DIVISION ONE

Northwest Florida State RaidersNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last two teams standing in this tournament were the Cinderella 10 seeds – the NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE RAIDERS – and the top seeded SALT LAKE CITY COLLEGE BRUINS. 

The Bruins were trying to make it all the way through the 2021-2022 season and post-season with only one loss on their record. The Raiders were closing in on their third national title. Continue reading

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NCAA2 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PLUS NJCAA TOURNAMENT ACTION

NCAA DIVISION TWO

northwest missouri state bearcats newNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS battled the AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY JAGUARS for the D2 title.

The Bearcats – going for their third national championship in a row – led the Jaguars 39-28 at Halftime, then kept them at arm’s length the rest of the game. Northwest Missouri State won by a final score of 67-58 led by THIRTY-ONE points from Trevor Hudgins. * THE BEARCATS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION TWO *

NJCAA DIVISION ONE

hutch coll blue dragonsWORKIN’ OVERTIME – In this game from the NJCAA National Tournament the HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS went up against the CONNORS STATE COWBOYS.

The Cowboys were on top 46-39 by the Half, but from there the Blue Dragons forced Overtime with a 90-90 tie to end Regulation. In the extra session Hutchinson College prevailed 101-98. Angelo Stuart of the Blue Dragons led his team with THIRTY points.  Continue reading

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NJCAA2 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PLUS NCAA2 FINAL FOUR

NCAA DIVISION TWO

northwest missouri state bearcats newFIRST SEMIFINAL – The NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE BEARCATS fought it out with the BLACK HILLS STATE YELLOW JACKETS in this game.

Suffocating defense from the Bearcats was the story of the game as Northwest Missouri State led 36-26 at Halftime. From there the Bearcats kept Black Hills State at arm’s length to win by a final score of 70-57. Luke Waters led the victors with 17 points while his teammate Wes Dreamer notched a Double-Double of 11 points and 12 rebounds. Continue reading

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NJCAA2 ELITE EIGHT ACTION PLUS NCAA2 SCORES

NJCAA DIVISION TWO

sullivan county college generalsFINAL FOUR: FIRST BERTH – In this game the 3 seeds – the SULLIVAN COUNTY COLLEGE GENERALS – took on the 6th seeded CECIL COLLEGE SEAHAWKS.

The Seahawks put a scare into the Generals with their 44-39 Halftime lead. After the break, Sullivan County College outscored Cecil College 51-35 to win the game 90-79. Jalen Reneau tossed in 21 points to lead the Generals in scoring.  Continue reading

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NCAA3 TITLE GAME, PLUS NJCAA2 ACTION

NCAA DIVISION THREE

randoph macon yellow jackets largeNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE YELLOW JACKETS clashed with the ELMHURST UNIVERSITY BLUEJAYS for the D3 title.

This was a one-sided game dominated by the Yellow Jackets, who led 38-23 by Halftime, then left the Bluejays even further and further behind after the break. The final score was Randolph-Macon College 75  Elmhurst University 45. Josh Talbert’s Double-Double of 15 points and 11 rebounds led the Yellow Jackets, WHO LOST ONLY ONE GAME THE ENTIRE SEASON. * THE YELLOW JACKETS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCAA DIVISION THREE *

NJCAA DIVISION TWO

parkland college cobras biggerCENTRAL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The PARKLAND COLLEGE COBRAS took the court against the JOHN WOOD COLLEGE BLAZERS.

A tale of two Halves was in store here, as the Cobras compiled a 49-26 advantage by the midpoint, only to be outscored by the Blazers 49-31 in the 2nd Half. Parkland College emerged with an 80-75 triumph led by 21 points from Savon Wykle. * THE COBRAS MOVE ON TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT * Continue reading

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NJCAA3 CHAMPIONS CROWNED, NCAA3 FINAL FOUR

NCAA DIVISION THREE

elmhurst bluejaysFIRST SEMIFINAL – In this game the ELMHURST UNIVERSITY BLUEJAYS played the WABASH COLLEGE LITTLE GIANTS.

By Halftime the basketball machine which IS the Bluejays program was on top 48-34. After the break Elmhurst University left the Little Giants further and further behind on their way to a 90-68 triumph. Jake Rhode’s THIRTY-TWO points led the Bluejays. Continue reading

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NJCAA FINAL FOUR AND NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ACTION

NJCAA DIVISION THREE

North Lake College BlazersFIRST SEMIFINAL – The 4th seeded NORTH LAKE COLLEGE BLAZERS ended the Cinderella run of the 8 seeds – the ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE GOLDEN EAGLES.

At Halftime the Blazers were chasing Rock Valley College, who held a 31-28 edge. From there North Lake College came roaring back, ultimately winning the game by a final score of 66-65. Gregory Crawford led the Blazers with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Continue reading

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NAIA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP PLUS NJCAA TOURNAMENT ACTION

NAIA

Loyola WolfpackNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Fighting it out for the 2022 title in the NAIA were the LOYOLA UNIVERSITY (LA) WOLFPACK and the TALLADEGA COLLEGE TORNADOES.

By Halftime the Wolfpack had managed a 36-21 advantage over their opponents. After the break Loyola U and the Tornadoes put up 35 points each, as the Wolfpack won out 71-56. Zach Wrightsil led Loyola with his Double-Double of 19 points and 12 rebounds, while fellow Wolfpack player Myles Burns notched a Double-Double of his own with 17 points and 17 rebounds. * THE WOLFPACK ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF THE NAIA * 

NJCAA DIVISION THREE DISTRICT FINALS

eastfield-harvesters1SOUTH CENTRAL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – In this game the 2 seeds – the EASTFIELD COLLEGE HARVESTERS – faced the top seeded NORTH LAKE COLLEGE BLAZERS.

The Harvesters put the Blazers on Upset Alert at the Half with their 33-28 lead. From there Eastfield College had to hold on by their fingertips against an NLC rally, emerging with an 84-83 triumph. Twenty-three points from Geontay Davis led the victors in scoring. * THE HARVESTERS MOVE ON TO THE NJCAA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT * Continue reading

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NCCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AND NAIA FINAL FOUR ACTION

NCCAA DIVISION ONE

baptist bible college patriotsNATIONAL 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

Talladega College Tornadoes NEWFIRST 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. Continue reading

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