Per the Glitternight Index:
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) Division Two – 1. COLLEGE OF IDAHO COYOTES ### 2. OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES ### 3. SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE MOUNDBUILDERS ### 4. MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS ### 5. MOUNT VERNON NAZARENE UNIVERSITY COUGARS ###
6. SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FIRE ### 7. INDIANA TECH WARRIORS (Should be the Hoplites) ### 8. INDIANA EAST UNIVERSITY RED WOLVES ### 9. COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS BOBCATS ### 10. WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS ### Continue reading
Balladeer’s Blog’s latest college basketball rankings per the Glitternight Index.
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) – 1. LSU-ALEXANDRIA GENERALS ### 2. MISSOURI BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SPARTANS ### 3. WILLIAM PENN UNIVERSITY STATESMEN ### 4. CARROLL (MT) FIGHTING SAINTS ### 5. VANGUARD UNIVERSITY LIONS ###
6. ARIZONA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY FIRESTORM ### 7. BENEDICTINE COLLEGE RAVENS ### 8. OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY STARS ### 9. JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES (Should be the Abolitionists) ### 10. UNIVERSITY OF PROVIDENCE ARGONAUTS ### Continue reading
NAIA DIV ONE
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – Overtime was needed before a victor could be determined in the NAIA title game last night as the 5th seeded GRACELAND UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS took on the 4 seeds – the LSU-ALEXANDRIA GENERALS.
The 1st Half ended with the Yellow Jackets on top of the Generals 36-28. After the break Graceland University put up exactly 36 points again while LSU-Alexandria scored 44 to end Regulation in a 72-72 tie. Continue reading
NCCAA DIV TWO
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – It was a Chalk Championship Game with the top two seeds facing each other. The 1 seeds – the two-time Defending Champions – the RANDALL UNIVERSITY SAINTS played the 2nd seeded BOB JONES UNIVERSITY BRUINS.
Points flew like shrapnel in the 1st Half, which ended with the Saints on top of the Bruins by a count of 52-44. After the break Bob Jones University came storming back and grabbed a 76-75 lead with roughly 6 minutes to play. Randall University refused to say die and rallied for an 86-84 victory led by Trey Sneed’s THIRTY points. * THE SAINTS ARE NCCAA2 CHAMPIONS *
NAIA DIV TWO
FINAL FOUR, FIRST BERTH – One of the 1 seeds – the INDIANA UNIVERSITY EAST RED WOLVES – did battle with the 3rd seeded BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS.
The Red Wolves pulled out to a 41-33 Halftime lead over the Chargers. Both teams notched 35 points in the 2nd Half, making the final tally for the game Indiana University East 76 Briar Cliff University 68. Jaylen McKay tossed in 19 points to lead the Red Wolves. Continue reading
NCCAA DIV TWO
FIRST SEMIFINAL – In this game the 2 seeds – the BOB JONES UNIVERSITY BRUINS – fought it out with the 3rd seeded GRACE BIBLE COLLEGE TIGERS.
With just 3 minutes left in the 1st Half the Tigers held a 39-38 lead, but the Bruins managed a 9-0 run to go into Halftime on top by a score of 47-39. After the break the points continued to fly like shrapnel, with Bob Jones University triumphing over Grace Bible College 94-84 for their first trip to the title game.
*** The Bruins’ Nate Ellenwood led his team with a TRIPLE DOUBLE of THIRTY-FOUR points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. Continue reading
DAY ONE, GAME ONE – The 4 seeds – the JOHNSON UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE ROYALS – took the court against the 5th seeded MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SABERCATS.
The Royals had things well in hand by the break with a 51-31 advantage over the Sabercats. Coming out of the locker room Johnson University of Tennessee kept up the pace until garbage time, bouncing Maranatha Baptist University by a final score of 90-73.
DAY ONE, GAME TWO – Up next the top seeded Defending National Champions – the RANDALL UNIVERSITY SAINTS – clashed with the 8th seeded KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS.
Kentucky Christian University was really feeling it and had the Saints faithful worried at Halftime with their 39-36 edge over the top seeds. In the 2nd Half Randall University showed the Heart of a Champion and outscored the Knights 42-38 for a tight 78-77 win. Kashus Lyons scored 24 points for RU. Continue reading
CHAMPIONSHIP 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
DAY 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