The Columbia College men’s basketball team was the only Missouri school to have success in the first day of the opening round of the NAIA Division I men’s or women’s tournaments.
The men’s bracket is being played in Kansas City. Park University lost to Mid-America Christian (Okla.), while over in the women’s bracket in Independence, William Woods-Fulton and Columbia College lost.
Three of our four Missouri schools are out and as the Cougar men move on, the Central Methodist women play their first round today.
Below is a recap of each game from the NAIA office.
No. 2 Columbia (Mo.) (29-5) def. No. 7 LSU Shreveport (La.) (18-14), 94-68
No. 2 seed Columbia (Mo.) raced to a 23-point halftime lead and cruised to a 94-68 victory against No. 7 LSU Shreveport (La.), Wednesday evening in the first round of the NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship. The Cougars will face third-seeded William Penn (Iowa) on Friday, March 18 at 2:15 p.m. CDT.