A little pre-Turkey Day dive around the NAIA!
- Both, No. 4 College of Idaho and RV St Thomas (FL) knocked off NCAA D2 squads last night.
- Day 2 of the Battle at the Beach was another great one!
- Doane (NE) picks up their 2nd straight big comeback win. The first one was a 23pt comeback against RV Northwestern (IA). Last night they came back against one of the hottest teams in the NAIA, Morningside.
- We had two unranked teams take down ranked opponents last night!
- ICYMI: Stephanie Soares is really good and the 2x NAIA National POY is killing it for the NCAA D1 5th ranked, Iowa State Cyclones. Here is a great read on Stephanie:
- In AAC play, former Bryan head coach, Bryan Lawhon, returned to Dayton, TN with his new Johnson squad. Bryan was able to take down their former coach, 68-52.
- In Top 25 action, it was No. 18 Georgetown who defeated No. 24 Cumberlands (KY), 84-73.
NAIA Hoops Report Game of the Week
We had selected the GPAC matchup between No. 5 Jamestown and No. 23 Concordia (NE) as our Game of the Week, but Jamestown didn’t want to participate in the fun, as they go on the road and absolutely crush the Bulldogs, 90-59. The win, ended a 23-game home win streak for CUNE. Mason Walters continues to add to his resume for National Player of the Year, as he finishes with 33pts, 9rebs and 6assts. All of which were game highs. You can read more on the game below:
Other News and Notes
One of the biggest Holiday Classics, NAIA The Show, starts up after Thanksgiving!
- Tyler Schmidt put on a heck of a performance last night in Olivet Nazarene’s win over IU Northwest
Milestones & Records
- We had some players join the 1k scorers club last night! Congrats to them both!
- Sounds like someone is now missing a tooth, but Brendan Young had a 14pt, TWENTY rebound double-double to get a new school record for rebounds in a game!
NAIA Hoops Report Updates
- Look for our League Weekly Recap Series to begin the Monday after Thanksgiving! They are all formatted and ready to go now, with 21 leagues being released, we are still working on if we combine or keep them seperated.
- We can’t take every suggestion we get, but we do listen and will be making a couple of updates next week.
- Our Schedule & Links Page will have some new additions to it.
- Our Game of the Week is also going to get some updates to it’s format!
- Again, we are here for you, so we do try to listen and make changes if we feel they are in the best interest of the site! If you have something you want to see added or changed, please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com! We can’t make every change, but we will assess each suggestion and see what is feesable!