As the Elite 8 battled to make it to the final four, Northwestern, Briar Cliff, College of the Ozarks, and Concordia Nebraska advance. Here are today’s top photos of the Elite 8. For more photos of the day go to: My NAIA Tourney Facebook
In the final game of the quarterfinals, the No. 1 seed Concordia University Bulldogs overcame an early eight-point deficit in the second half and defeated No. 2 seed Grand View University Vikings 80-68. The Bulldogs scored 23 points off of 28 Grand View turnovers and surged to a 13-5 run in the last five minutes.
The No. 4 Briar Cliff Chargers faced down the No. 3 Mount Mercy Mustangs 81-76 for the upset in the quarterfinal round of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament. Briar Cliff got out to a quick start, but Mount Mercy was able to take their first lead with 10:40 remaining as Becca Lampe hit