Daily Dive – 2/21
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A huge Saturday indeed as we saw a lot of the postseason playoff picture finally play out ahead of conference tournaments. We still have a few leagues that will have the final pieces play out over the next 48 hours, but yesterday was fun! Instead of doing a review of our Games of the Day, we are going to do a rundown of the Conference Champions!
Conference Champions (Bold means qualified for NAIA National Tournament):
American Midwest Conference- TBD
Appalachian Athletic Conference – Reinhardt Eagles
California Pacific Conference: Didn’t play regular season
Cascade Collegiate Conference: Didn’t play regular season
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference: Olivet Nazarene
Crossroads League: #1 Indiana Wesleyan
Frontier Conference: #10 Providence
Golden State Athletic Conference: GSAC West: Vanguard – GSAC East: TBD
Great Plains Athletic Conference: #8 Morningside
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference: #11 Talladega
Heart of America Athletic Conference: #3 William Penn
Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference: #18 Bethel (KS)
Mid-South Conference: #6 Shawnee State
NorthStar Athletic Conference: Mayville State
Red River Athletic Conference: TBD
River States Conference: Didn’t play regular season conference schedule
Sooner Athletic Conference: #10 Southwestern Assemblies of God
Southern States Athletic Conference: SSAC East: #7 Faulkner – SSAC West: #15 Stillman
The Sun Conference: #23 Warner
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference: TBD
Other Qualifiers: Holy Cross – CCAC Runner Up
– Not all of the brackets are posted quite yet, but the ones we do have are below:
– Crossroads League: Crossroads League 2020-2021 Championships Central | Crossroads League
– Quick Note: Florida College dropped out of the SSAC Tournament so this bracket will change once more.
– That is what we have for now! Once others come out we will be sure to share. We will also have our Conference Tournament Previews out for each league the day prior to the 1st tip-off!
– Still some big games today to play out! #4 Lewis-Clark State and College of Idaho face off in Game 2 of the Cascade Best of 3 series. LCSC is up 1-0 in that game.
|Lyon (Ark.)||Central Baptist (Ark.)||1:00 PM *CT||Watch Live||Big game for AMC Title and Seeding|
|Indiana Tech||Lourdes (Ohio)||3:00 PM * ET||Watch Live||Big game for WHAC Title and Seeding|
|Concordia (Mich.)||Northwestern Ohio||3:00 PM *||Watch Live||WHAC Seeding on the line|
|Rocky Mountain (Mt.)||10 Providence (Mt.)||4:00 PM * MT||Watch Live||Providence already locked up the Frontier Conference Title|
|Montana Western||Carroll (Mt.)||4:00 PM * MT||Watch Live||Frontier Seeding on the line|
|Montana Tech||Montana State-Northern||4:00 PM * MT||Watch Live||Frontier Seeding on the line|
|College of Idaho||4 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)||7:00 PM MT||Watch Live||Lewis-Clark State wins the Cascade with a win!|
– Another big Sunday as we will have our Final NAIA Hoops Report Top 25, our Bracketology Report and several Conference Tournament Previews out throughout the day! Be sure to check back in with your #1 Spot for NAIA Hoops Coverage!