No. 3 seed William Penn (Iowa) continued its successful debut at the 2016 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship with an 86-68 win over second-seeded Columbia (Mo.). The Statesmen take on No. 1-seeded Georgetown (Ky.) in the quarterfinal round on Saturday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m. CDT.
William Penn fired off the first spark of the opening half, reeling off a 9-0 run to construct a double-digit lead, 16-5, with six minutes completed. The Statesmen held a 21-10 advantage at the midway point and carried a 40-27 advantage into intermission after shooting 43.8 percent from the field, while holding the Cougars to 31.3 percent shooting and posting a 28-14 edge on the glass.