Lubbock Christian won its second national title in four years last Friday night with a thrilling 95-85 double overtime victory over Southwestern Oklahoma State in Columbus, Ohio.
The national championship should always be a classic when the two best teams in a sport meet to determine a champion. But let's be honest, most championship games are duds.
No. 1 seed Drury entered the Final Four having won all 35 of its games this season. The only game in the NCAA DII tournament that Drury won by less than double figures was a seven-point win in the Midwest Regional final against Grand Valley State.
West Texas A&M had everything against them in its NCAA DII Elite 8 game on Wednesday night.
Lubbock Christian was facing a situation on Dec. 8, 2018. The Lady Chaps just lost on the road 66-62 to Cameron and the perennial powerhouse fell to 7-4 in the early season.
West Texas A&M will return to the Elite 8 this season and the Buffs proved they will be a tough out on Tuesday night after defeating St. Edward’s 89-70 in the NCAA DII South Central Regional final.
The first half Tuesday night at the Rip Griffin Center in Lubbock, Texas was full of momentum swings.
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St. Edward’s started the game smoking hot from beyond the 3-point arc to build a huge first half lead on its way to a 93-80 win over Lubbock Christian in the NCAA DII South Central Regional semifinal.
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To say the Angelo State Rambelles faced long odds in tonight’s NCAA DII South Central Regional semifinal would be a massive understatement. West Texas A&M was hosting the regional and had an amazing crowd of 2,346 in attendance and the Lady Buffs had been to the South Central Regional Finals each of the last five seasons.