As we head into a big weekend of action we already have quite a few teams who have punched tickets to the NAIA National Championships! That isn’t the entire story though. We still have plenty of teams this weekend who aren’t just playing for championships or seeding, but who are playing for their season! Not everyone makes their conference tournament, so a lot of seasons and careers will be coming to a close this weekend as well! It may be the best time of year as we watch teams compete at higher levels as they try to secure Championships or post season births, but also know that for many, it is also the last time they will ever put on a collegiate uniform. To those whose careers are coming to an end, a GIANT THANK YOU, for choosing to play NAIA basketball. No matter if you average zero minutes or 40, you make up a small percentage of high school athletes who get the shot to play college athletics. Be proud of yourself and we wish you the best of luck on whatever your future entails!

  • Tickets Punched – Men
    • No. 1 William Penn – Heart of America Regular Season Champions
    • No. 3 Indiana Wesleyan – Crossroads League Regular Season Champions
    • No. 6 Oklahoma Wesleyan – Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season Champions
    • No. 7 Thomas More – Mid-South Conference Regular Season Champions
    • No. 10 Science & Arts (OK) – Sooner Athletic Conference Regular Season Champions
    • No. 13 Olivet Nazarene – Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season Champions
    • No. 20 IU South Bend – Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Regular Season Runner-Up
    • No. 25 IU Kokomo – Divisional Winner/1-seed of the River States Conference
    • rv Indiana Tech – Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Regular Season Champions
    • Union – Appalachian Athletic Conference Regular Season Champions
    • TBD
      • Cascade
      • GSAC
      • GPAC
      • SSAC
  • Conference Champions with no Auto-Bid
    • rv Missouri Baptist – American Midwest Conference Regular Season Champions.
    • CalPac – TBD
    • No. 11 Carroll and No. 14 Montana Tech are Co-Champions in the Frontier Conference. Carroll has the tie breaker and will be the 1-seed and have home court advantage in the FC Tournament.
    • GCAC – TBD
    • NSAA – TBD
    • RRAC – TBD
    • No. 19 Southeastern (FL) and Warner are Co-Champions of The Sun Conference. Seeding still TBD, if our understanding of the tie breakers is correct, Southeastern will be the 1-seed.
  • 29 Auto-Bids Left TBD
    • AMC Tournament Champions
    • AAC Tournament Champions
    • CALPAC Tournament Champions
    • CALPAC Tournament Runner-Up
    • Cascade Tournament Champion
    • Cascade Regular Season Champion
    • CCAC Tournament Champion
    • CAC Tournament Champion
    • CAC Tournament Runner-Up
    • Crossroads Tournament Champion
    • Frontier Conference Tournament Champion
    • GSAC Tournament Champion
    • GSAC Regular-Season Champion
    • GPAC Tournament Champion
    • GPAC Regular Season Champion
    • GCAC Tournament Champion
    • Heart Tournament Champion
    • KCAC Tournament Champion
    • Heart Host Bid
    • Mid-South Tournament Champion
    • NSAA Tournament Champion
    • RRAC Tournament Champion
    • RRAC Highest ARC Rating
    • RSC Tournament Champion
    • SAC Tournament Champion
    • SSAC Tournament Champion
    • SSAC Regular Season Champion
    • Sun Conf. Tournament Champion
    • WHAC Tournament Champion
  • Last Night Recap
    • No. 2 Loyola survives Stillman for the 2nd time in just a matter of days. This time getting a game winner from Brandon Davis to win 81-80. (Recap) The win breaks a 77-year old program record for most wins in a season with 21. The 1944-45 team that held the record, won a National Title. They hold a 1 game lead over Talladega with the two set to duel on Sunday.
    • No. 11 Carroll defeated Providence, 93-56. (Recap) and No. 14 Montana Tech beat MSU Northern, 73-56. (Recap) Both Carroll and Montana Tech are named Co-Champions in the Frontier Conference. Carroll will have the 1-seed and home court advantage in the FC Tournament. It’s Montana Tech’s first conference title since 1994. The win, for Carroll, was Head Coach Kurt Paulson’s 100th career win!
    • No. 19 Southeastern beat Keiser, 93-88 (Recap) and Warner defeated Ave Maria, 81-65 (Recap) as both Southeastern and Warner are The Sun Conference Regular Season Co-Champions.
    • No. 8 Thomas More continues their recent dominance over No. 12 Georgetown, winning their 5th straight over the Tigers, 85-59. (Recap)
    • Huston-Tillotson knocked off No. 23 Texarkana, 67-62. (Box Score)
    • Oklahoma City knocked off Texas Wesleyan, 83-77. (Recap) The win should put them on the good side of the bubble!
    • Wayland Baptist knocked off No. 16 SAGU, 94-74. (Recap) Wayland has now won 6 of their last 7 games and have a shot at a Top 4-seed in the SAC Tournament. SAGU was without the services of Joshua Kashila, Nykolas Mason and Tyler Kinghorn.
    • No. 4 William Jessup returns home after a rough Arizona road trip and takes care of a struggling The Master’s squad, 92-77. (Recap) The win gives Jessup the most wins in program history. They continue to be without the services of Myles Corey, but Tarren Storey-Way stepped up big in this one with a career-high 32pts.
  • Today’s Game Notes
    • A lot of early action today, so be on the lookout for an earlier Schedule and Links article.
    • The North Star has been crazy all year long, today we will finally get some answers, as it is the last games of the regular-season. It is a mess with tiebreakers right now and scenarios in which five different teams could wind up NSAA Regular Season Champions. Right now Bellevue and Viterbo are tied for 1st. Viterbo hosts Waldorf tonight. Bellevue hosts Dakota State.
    • Briar Cliff can win the GPAC title with a road win over Doane tonight.
  • Records/Milestones/Champions
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