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Opening Round Scores – Day 2

  • Alexandria Bracket A
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) def. Wayland Baptist (Texas), 77-74
  • Alexandria Bracket B
  • Lyon (Ark.) def. Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), 60-57
  • Crestview Hills Bracket A
  • Indiana Wesleyan def. Indiana Tech, 80-63
  • Crest View Hills Bracket B
  • Thomas More (Ky.) def. Olivet Nazarene (Ill.). 90-84
  • Indianapolis Bracket A
  • Saint Francis (Ill.) def. Shawnee State (Ohio), 59-57
  • Indianapolis Bracket B
  • Marian (Ind.) def. Grand View (Iowa), 92-69
  • Lakeland Bracket A
  • Southeastern (Fla.) def. Xavier (La.), 70-47
  • Lakeland Bracket B
  • Campbellsville (Ky.) def. Bryan (Tenn.), 90-57
  • Lewiston Bracket A
  • Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) def. Carroll (Mont.), 76-67
  • Lewiston Bracket B
  • Westmont (Calif.) def. Montana Western, 97-62
  • Omaha Bracket A
  • Clarke (Iowa) def. Northwestern (Iowa), 95-78
  • Omaha Bracket B
  • Dakota State (S.D.) def. Providence (Mont.), 77-66
  • Park City Bracket A
  • Sterling (Kan.) def. Columbia (Mo.), 70-54
  • Park City Bracket B
  • Concordia (Neb.) def. Loyola (La.), 71-54
  • Wichita Bracket A
  • MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) def. Vanguard (Calif.), 75-64
  • Wichita Bracket B
  • Morningside (Iowa) def. Saint Xavier (Ill.), 90-70

Highlights

  • Westmont’s (Calif.) 21 three-pointers in today’s victory over Montana Western set a new program and NAIA Championship record. The previous NAIA record was 17, set by Morningside (Iowa) against Cedarville (Ohio) in 2004.
  • Westmont (Calif.) scored 63 points from beyond the arc and held the Bulldogs to 62 points overall.
  • Quarters one and two were a battle between Clarke (Iowa) and Northwestern (Iowa) with 14 lead changes. Clarke (Iowa) found themselves behind at the half but the Pride turned things around in the second half by outscoring Northwestern (Iowa) 34-16.
  • This is the second time that Clarke (Iowa) has advanced to the Round of 16. The last time was in 2019.
  • Loyola (La.) had an early 14-point lead during the first half but Concordia (Neb.) found their footing in the second half as the Bulldogs went on a 21-7 run in the fourth quarter to punch their ticket to the final site.
  • Morningside (Iowa) captured its 21st consecutive win this season after defeating Saint Xavier (Ill.) to advance to Sioux City. The Mustangs also captured its first championship tournament win since 2018.
  • Campbellsville (Ky.) held Bryan (Tenn.) to 40% shooting percentage. The Tigers also forced 22 Lion turnovers in the match-up.
  • Indiana Wesleyan opened up against Indiana Tech with a three-point lead after the first quarter. The Wildcats would only extend that lead as the clock ticked down. Indiana Wesleyan advanced its lead to 20 points in the final quarter with just under eight minutes left.
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) is the only No. 3 seed to advance out of its pod. The Cougars advance to the round of 16 for the first time in program history.
  • Lyon (Ark.) battled Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) from start to finish. The Blue Raiders tied the score at 57 and with 29 seconds left in the game the Scots landed a three-point play with a lay-up and free-throw to close punch their ticket to Sioux City.
  • Lyon (Ark.) and Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) were the only No. 2 seed to advance out of their opening round pod.
  • Jessi Giles of Dakota State (S.D.) led all scorers today with 36 points. Giles was followed by Kennedy Johnson of Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) with 35 points.
  • The Vanguard (Calif.) and MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) game is the only game that advanced to overtime. MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) went on an 18-7 run during overtime to win and advance to the round of 16.
  • Fourteen of the 16 teams that advanced to Sioux City qualified in 2020.
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) is the only at-large team that remains in the tournament field. The other 15 teams were automatic qualifiers from out of their conference.
  • Six teams in the field of 16 have won a title: Concordia (Neb.), Westmont (Calif.), Marian (Ind.), Morningside (Iowa), MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) and Indiana Wesleyan. Concordia (Neb.) won the most recent title with titles in 2019.