NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship Quarterfinals Recap
Mar 15, 2023
Men’s Basketball – Georgetown College

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Only four teams remain as the quarterfinal round of the 2023 NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship Final Site reached its conclusion on Wednesday. Top-seeded College of Idaho continued its assault on the basket with another head-turning victory as OUAZ (Ariz.) followed with an impressive win of their own to punch their ticket to play on Friday in just their first trip to Kansas City. In the evening session, Jake Ohmer had 33 to lead Georgetown (Ky.) to an upset over Grace, while Indiana Tech continued its amazing season with a three-point win in the final game of the day.

Quarterfinal Round Results – Day Three | March 15, 2023

  • No. 1 College of Idaho def. No. 6 Tougaloo 83-66 | Box Score
  • No. 7 OUAZ (Ariz.) def. No. 4 Montana Tech 76-58 | Box Score
  • No. 3 Georgetown (Ky.) def. No. 1 Grace (Ind.) 92-85 | Box Score
  • No. 2 Indiana Tech def. No. 1 Arizona Christian 67-64 | Box Score

Semifinals Matchups | March 17, 2023

  • No. 1 College of Idaho vs. No. 7 OUAZ (Ariz.) | 5:00 p.m. CT
  • No. 2 Indiana Tech vs. No. 3 Georgetown (Ky.) | 7:00 p.m. CT

News and Notes

Game 9 – College of Idaho vs. Tougaloo (Miss.)

College of Idaho – No. 1 (Naismith)

– The Yotes advance to the NAIA National Semifinals and improve to 34-1 on the season.

– 25th appearance in the NAIA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

– Sophomore Guard Johnny Radford led the team in scoring averaging 13.5 ppg.

– Head Coach Colby Blaine owns a record of 134-24 over the course of nine seasons.

– This marked the sixth time this season that COI has had a lead of 20 or more points at halftime.

– Led in scoring by Sophomore Guard Jake O’Neil who had 20 points while Junior Guard Charles Elzie also finished in double figures with 11 points.

– Sophomore Guard Drew Wyman led the team on the glass with 10 rebounds.

– The Yotes have now won 33-straight games when leading at halftime.

– This marks the 34th straight win for COI as their only loss of the season came in their first game to fellow NAIA Quarterfinalist Arizona Christian

– 11 players scored for the Yotes.

Tougaloo (Miss.) – No. 6 (Naismith)

– The Bulldogs end their season 31-2.

– This marked the 9th appearance in the NAIA National Championship for Tougaloo.

– They are now 5-8 all-time at the event.

– Tougaloo’s Antonio Patterson led the Bulldogs with 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

– Cameron Copeland had another double digit game here in Kansas City, as he scored 14 points.

– Antwan Beans had a team-high four assists.


Game 10 –Montana Tech vs. OUAZ (Ariz.)

Montana Tech – No. 4 (Cramer)

– The Orediggers fall to 29-5 on the season.

– The loss snaps a 10-game winning streak.

– MTU is now 4-4 all-time at the NAIA National Championship.

– This is their fourth appearance at the event.

– Montana Tech had a solid game from the free-throw line, shooting 13-of-16, for 81.3-percent.

– Camdyn Larance and Asa Williams both scored in double figures, as Larance led the team with 16 points and Williams scored 15.

OUAZ (Ariz.) – No. 7 (Cramer)

– The Spirit advanced to the NAIA National Semifinals for the first time in program history and improve to 25-9 on the season.

– The Spirit beat No. 11 Southeastern (Fla.) to advance to the NAIA National Quarterfinals.

– Senior forward Josiah De’laCerda led OUAZ with 20 points, while senior guard Kolten Hitt scored 17 points and sophomore guard Alex Villi finished with 11 points.

– Senior forward Devin Collins led Ottawa (Ariz.) on the glass, grabbing 10 boards.

– 10 players scored in the contest for the Spirit.

– The Spirt had 15 assists on their 29 made field goals.

– De’laCerda led the squad in assists with four.

Game 11 – Grace (Ind.) vs. Georgetown (Ky.)

Grace (Ind.) – No. 1 (Duer)

– Despite the loss, the Lancers had six players finish in double figures scoring, as Gade Gibbs and Elijah Malone each scored 15 points.

– Grace shot 25-of-51 from the floor, for 49-percent.

– The Lancers end the season with a record of 31-4.

– The loss snaps a 13-game winning streak for Grace.

– Carter Stoltzfus led Grace with four assists.

– Grace shot 40-percent from three-point range on 6-of-15 shooting.

– The Lancers are now 18-10 all-time at the NAIA National Championship.

Georgetown (Ky.) – No. 3 Duer

– This marks the 16th appearance in the NAIA National Semifinals for the Tigers.

– Georgetown improves to 30-5 on the season.

– GU upset No. 2 Langston (Okla.) to advance to the NAIA National Quarterfinals.

– Kyran Jones led the Tigers against Langston with 21 points.

– Senior guard Jake Ohmer had 21 points in the first half and led the team with 33 points, his season high.

– Ohmer went 7-of-12 from three-point range.

– Kyran Jones and Tae Dozier also finished in double figures for Georgetown with 24 and 18 points respectively.

– Kyran Jones also led the team on the glass with 12 total boards.

– Freshman guard Tae Dozier led the team in assists with four.

– The Tigers are searching for their fourth National Title in program history.

– Eight players scored for the Tigers.

Game 12 – Arizona Christian vs. Indiana Tech

Arizona Christian – No. 1 (Liston)

– The Firestorm end their season with a record of 27-6.

– ACU beat No. 4 Morningside (Iowa) to advance to the NAIA National Quarterfinals.

– Two players led the Firestorm in scoring with 13 points each, as Angelo Johnson and Bryce Davis each dropped 13. Trent Hudgens also finished in double figures with ten points.

– Angelo Johnson and Dennis Flowers III each grabbed six boards to lead ACU in rebounding.

– KeyVaughn Williams led the Firestorm in assists with six.

– Junior Forward Kyran Jones led the team on the glass with 12 total boards

Indiana Tech – No. 2 (Liston)

– Indiana Tech improves to 30-4.

– In 14 appearances, this is the first-ever appearance in the NAIA National Semifinals for the Warriors.

– They improve to 10-13 all-time at the championship.

– Blake Davison led the way for ITU with 20 points, on 6-of-8 shooting.

– Josh Kline scored 12 points for the Warriors.

– Of the 22 field goals made, the Warriors had 13 assists.

– Indiana Tech outrebounded the Firestorm, 42-26.