Northwestern College won its first National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I Men's Basketball National Tournament on Saturday, March 20.
After defeating the Nos. 2 and 3 seeds in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the tournament, the Eagles defeated the King College Tornadoes, an NCAA Division II team, 58-54.
Northwestern, who trailed by 11 points midway through the game, took the lead on a three-pointer, breaking a 49-49 tie before winning by four.
It was the first-ever NCCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship for Northwestern. NWC head coach Tim Grosz was honored with NCCAA Coach of the Tournament accolades, while senior Stephen Hanson was named the tournament MVP.
The Eagles finished the 2009-10 campaign with a 22-7 overall record, winning 18 of their final 19 games of the season.
For full story on the Eagles NCCAA win and their journey to the title, visit nwceagles.com.
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