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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: THE 2019 POSTSEASON ROLLS ALONG

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Southwestern College Moundbuilders logoKANSAS COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – In this tournament’s title tilt the 2 seeds – the SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE MOUNDBUILDERS – took the court against the top seeded OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES. The Moundbuilders were chasing the Eagles 36-34 at Halftime but outscored them 44-39 after the break for a 78-75 Upset. Cameron Hunt led Southwestern College with his Double Double of 29 points and 12 rebounds. * THE MOUNDBUILDERS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE KCAC TOURNAMENT *

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Johnson (TN) RoyalsMIDEAST REGION: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 4th seeded JOHNSON UNIVERSITY (TN) ROYALS (formerly the Preachers) played the 2 seeds – the GREAT LAKES CHRISTIAN COLLEGE LAKERS. The Lakers were on top 40-32 at the break but from there the Royals came storming back to win the game 84-78. Coby Jones’ 19 points led Johnson University. * THE ROYALS ADVANCE TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Maranatha Baptist Logo bigNORTH REGION: CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – This was a battle of chalk versus a Cinderella. The top seeds – the MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SABERCATS – did battle with the 6th seeded MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE ARCHERS. The Archers, hoping for one more Upset, were hanging around, trailing the Sabercats by just 40-35 at Halftime. After the break Maranatha Baptist University put more and more separation between themselves and Moody Bible Institute for a 72-58 triumph. Jonathan Book’s Double Double of 19 points and 11 rebounds led the victors. * THE SABERCATS ADVANCE TO THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT * Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS FROM BALLADEER’S BLOG

Per the Glitternight Index:

Great Lakes Christian College CrusadersNCCAA Division Two – 1. GREAT LAKES CHRISTIAN COLLEGE CRUSADERS    ###    2. RANDALL UNIVERSITY SAINTS    ###    3. GRACE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS    ###    4. KANSAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FALCONS    ###    5. BOB JONES UNIVERSITY BRUINS    ###    

Manhattan Christian College Thunder6. MANHATTAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE THUNDER    ###     7. MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY SABERCATS    ###    8. ARLINGTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PATRIOTS    ###     9. JOHNSON UNIVERSITY (TN) ROYALS (Formerly the Preachers)    ###    10. KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS    ###    Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS FROM BALLADEER’S BLOG

Per the Glitternight Index:

bethel pilots NEWNCCAA – 1. BETHEL (IN) COLLEGE PILOTS (Riverboat Pilots)    ###    2. OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES    ###     3. WARNER UNIVERSITY ROYALS    ###    4. EMMANUEL COLLEGE LIONS    ###     5. CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TIGERS    ###    

MidAmerica Christian U Evangels6. MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EVANGELS    ###    7. COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS BOBCATS    ###     8. SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY LIONS    ###    9. CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY YELLOW JACKETS    ###    10. BLUEFIELD COLLEGE RAMBLING RAMS    ###    Continue reading

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ANOTHER COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMP CROWNED PLUS MORE

NCCAA DIV ONE

Emmanuel College Lions logoCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The top two seeds were the last teams standing in this tournament. The 2 seeds – the EMMANUEL COLLEGE LIONS – went up against the top seeded SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES.

The Lions clobbered the Eagles in the opening Half and compiled a FIFTY-FIVE to TWENTY-SEVEN by the break. From there Emmanuel College just had to keep SCU at arm’s length the rest of the way for an 85-65 victory and their third title since 2009. Nathan Williams put up 15 points to lead the Lions.  * THE LIONS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS OF THE NCCAA

NAIA DIV ONE

LSU-Alexandria GeneralsFINAL FOUR: FIRST BERTH – The 4 seeds – the LSU-ALEXANDRIA GENERALS – took the court against the 3rd seeded GEORGETOWN (KY) COLLEGE TIGERS. (I’ve told you over and over that there are WAY too many college teams called Tigers.)

After a tight 1st Half the Generals had mustered a 40-36 edge over the Tigers. LSU-Alexandria upped their intensity in the 2nd Half, putting more and more space between themselves and Georgetown College on their way to an 87-66 victory. William Claiborne of the Generals led his team with a Double Double of 20 points and 13 rebounds. Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2017

Balladeer’s Blog offers one last round of congratulations to the 2017 college basketball champions in the FOURTEEN divisions covered here.

Texas Wesleyan Rams

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

Union tn Bulldogs logoNAIA (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

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NCCAA FINAL FOUR SET

The 2017 college basketball postseason continues rolling along here at Balladeer’s Blog! Previously I covered the NAIA Division Two Championship Game HERE and the NCCAA Division Two Championship Game HERE . For both the Division One AND Division Two title games in the USCAA click HERE .

But I know most of you are curious about the Big Dance in Division ONE of the NCAA, and you can scratch that particular itch HERE .    

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Grace College Lancers 2FINAL FOUR, FIRST BERTH – It took DOUBLE OVERTIME for a winner to be determined in this particular game. The 5 seeds – the GRACE COLLEGE LANCERS – took on the 4th seeded CENTRAL BAPTIST COLLEGE MUSTANGS.

At Halftime the two teams were tied at 33-33, then traded blow for blow and basket for basket again in the 2nd Half. Regulation ended with the score knotted up at 65-65 and the 1st Overtime session ended in a 72-72 deadlock. In the 2nd OT the Lancers at last emerged triumphant by a final score of 86-80. Grace College’s Erik Bowen and Logan Godfrey each notched a Double Double, Bowen with THIRTY-ONE points and 12 rebounds and Godfrey with 12 points and 12 boards of his own. Continue reading

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NCCAA CHAMPION CROWNED PLUS MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL ACTION

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Randall University Saints NEWCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 4th seeded RANDALL UNIVERSITY SAINTS – the defending National Champions – faced the 7th seeded KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY KNIGHTS for the 2017 title.

The Saints had eked out a slender 39-36 edge over the Knights by Halftime. After the break they managed more and more separation from their opponents, ultimately defeating them by a final score of 90-76. Xavier Hunter’s 22 points led Randall University to their 2nd straight crown.  * THE SAINTS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NCCAA DIVISION TWO *  

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Bellevue BruinsFINAL FOUR, FIRST BERTH – The (6) BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY BRUINS battled the (1) BETHEL (IN) COLLEGE PILOTS (Riverboat Pilots) for a berth in the 2017 Final Four.

At the break the Pilots were on top of the Bruins by a count of 38-32 but Bellevue University came out for the 2nd Half primed for a comeback. Regulation ended in a 70-70 tie and in the Overtime session the Bruins emerged with a 77-75 upset triumph. Twenty-six points from Nick Hilton led Bellevue. Continue reading

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS FOR 2016

Balladeer’s Blog offers one last round of congratulations to the 2016 college basketball champions in the FOURTEEN divisions covered here.

MidAmerica Christian U EvangelsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION ONE

National Champions – MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EVANGELS

Runners-Up – Georgetown (KY) College Tigers

2015 Champions – Dalton State Roadrunners

Indiana Wesleyan WildcatsNAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) DIVISION TWO

National Champions – INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS

Runners-Up – University of Saint Francis (IN) Cougars

2015 Champions – Cornerstone University Golden Eagles  Continue reading

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MORE COLLEGE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS CROWNED AND MUCH MORE

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Emmanuel College Lions logoNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The last two teams standing in this tourney were the top seeded EMMANUEL COLLEGE LIONS and the 2nd seeded SOUTHWESTERN CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES. The Lions calmly went about gaining control of the game, building up a 39-29 lead over the Eagles by Halftime. Southwestern Christian University eroded that advantage a little during the 2nd Half but ultimately Emmanuel College retained just enough distance for a 75-68 victory. Kurtis Robinson led the Lions with 16 points.  * THE LIONS ARE NCCAA TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS *

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salt lake bruinsNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – It was virtually all Cinderellas left in this tournament for the past couple rounds. The title game pitted the 13th seeded SALT LAKE CITY COLLEGE BRUINS against the 7 seeds – the HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS. True to form for this year the underdog Bruins contained the Blue Dragons and led 42-27 by the break. From there Salt Lake City stayed on top for a 74-64 triumph. Connor Toolson tossed in 28 points to lead the victors.  * THE BRUINS ARE NJCAA DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONS *   Continue reading

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BASKETBALL: COLLEGE TOURNAMENTS ROLL ON

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MidAmerica Christian U EvangelsELITE EIGHT – FIRST BERTH – The 4 seeds in their Region – the MID-AMERICA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EVANGELS – played Bracket Busters yesterday in their game against the top seeded BIOLA (CA) UNIVERSITY EAGLES. The Evangels once again proved how dangerous it is to underestimate them and by Halftime were on top of the shell-shocked Eagles 49-30! After the break Biola University inched closer and closer to their opponents but Mid-America Christian University kept them at arm’s length for an 88-80 upset win. Devonse Reed led the Evangels with 27 points. Continue reading

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