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COLLEGE BASKETBALL RANKINGS FROM BALLADEER’S BLOG

cuyahoga-challengers-goodNJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division Two – 1. CUYAHOGA COLLEGE CHALLENGERS    ###     2. ANCILLA COLLEGE CHARGERS    ###    3. PARKLAND COLLEGE COBRAS    ###     4. TRITON COLLEGE TROJANS    ###     5. MONROE (NY) TRIBUNES    ###     

Iowa Central Tritons logo6. IOWA CENTRAL COLLEGE TRITONS    ###     7. LINCOLN COLLEGE LYNX    ###     8. HENRY FORD COLLEGE HAWKS    ###     9. RICHARD BLAND COLLEGE STATESMEN    ###     10. ARKANSAS STATE-MIDSOUTH GREYHOUNDS    ###      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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NJCAA BASKETBALL CHAMPS CROWNED

*** NJCAA DIVISION ONE ***

Hutchinson Blue Dragons LogoCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The 4 seeds – the HUTCHINSON COLLEGE BLUE DRAGONS – took the court against the 6th seeded EASTERN FLORIDA STATE TITANS for the NJCAA Division One title.

The Blue Dragons went straight for the jugular with a 21-4 run to start the game and by Halftime led the Titans by a score of 39-16. (Yes, sixteen.) After the break Hutchinson College coasted to an 84-58 victory to earn their 3rd hoops crown. Devonte Bandoo’s 22 points led the Blue Dragons while his teammate Shakur Juiston put up a Double Double of 18 points and 13 rebounds. * THE BLUE DRAGONS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NJCAA DIVISION ONE * Continue reading

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NJCAA TITLE MATCHUPS SET

*** NJCAA DIVISION TWO ***

Louisburg College Hurricanes LogoFIRST SEMIFINAL – The 3 seeds – the LOUISBURG COLLEGE HURRICANES – faced the 2nd seeded SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE BULLDOGS for the right to advance to the Championship Game.

By Halftime the Hurricanes were threatening a mild upset with a 38-37 edge over the Bulldogs. In the 2nd Half Louisburg College made good on that threat, putting more and more distance between themselves and South Suburban College on their way to an 86-73 victory. Jordan Oakley led the Hurricanes with 17 points and 8 rebounds.   Continue reading

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NJCAA FINAL FOUR TEAMS SET

*** NJCAA DIVISION ONE ***

Eastern Florida State TitansFINAL FOUR, FIRST BERTH – The 6th seeded EASTERN FLORIDA STATE TITANS and the Cinderella 14 seeds – the MOTLOW COLLEGE BUCKS – played one of the oddest games of this year’s tournament.

The opening Half was a low-scoring defensive epic and ended with the Titans holding a 25-20 lead over the Bucks. After the break Eastern Florida State continued to smother the Motlow College offense but their own offense burst free, ultimately winning the game by a final count of 65-45. Twenty-eight points from Ahmed Ali led the Titans to victory. Continue reading

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NAIA2 BASKETBALL CHAMPS CROWNED PLUS MORE …

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Union tn Bulldogs logoCHAMPIONSHIP GAME – The title game in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics pitted two 1 seeds against each other. The UNION COLLEGE BULLDOGS took the court against the CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY GOLDEN EAGLES.

This roundball rumble was a thriller from start to finish. By Halftime the Bulldogs had eked out a mere 36-35 edge over the Golden Eagles and the 2nd Half was nearly as tight. In the end Union College won its first National Championship by a score of 72-69. Paul Stone led the victors with 26 points and 9 rebounds. * THE BULLDOGS ARE CHAMPIONS OF NAIA DIVISION TWO * Continue reading

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NAIA FINAL FOUR PLUS MORE NJCAA BASKETBALL

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Union tn Bulldogs logoFINAL FOUR, GAME ONE – This semifinal clash pitted two 1-seeds against each other: the UNION COLLEGE BULLDOGS and the INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WILDCATS, the defending National Champions.

The Bulldogs worked their way out to a 46-35 advantage over the Wildcats by Halftime, then managed to keep them at arm’s length the rest of the way. Union College dethroned the Champs by a final score of 92-80 led by Mike Martin with 22 points.   Continue reading

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