Final GotN recap for the season, thanks for reading along again. Good luck to everyone in the conference tournaments.
#1 Piedmont 97 #18 Oglethorpe 86
Our top-ranked team was down 40-39 after the first half and the home fans were dreaming of a huge upset and ruining an undefeated season. But Piedmont stayed close and then went ahead for good about four minutes into the second half. They heated up on the offensive end and grinded out the double digit road victory despite a couple Oglethorpe comeback attempts down the stretch. Piedmont and bunker finished off the undefeated regular season and go into the post-season ranked #1.
: Wooster took one for the N.Coast team and let #2 Wittenberg win 64-53, #6 Hardin-Simmons also finished undefeated with a big 125-83 win over Howard Payne, #7 Ozarks couldn't get a winning shot to go in regulation but pulled away in OT to beat Louisiana 84-74, #8 Dallas got by Stillman 75-65, #12 Willamette made a huge defensive stand to deny two game winners and survived with a 60-59 win over Chapman, #13 Johnson and Wales took care of business on the road and downed Emmanuel 63-48, and Earlham upset Allegheny 66-53.
Sim blowout watch
: All hope was not lost as Hope successfully covered against #16 Calvin 47-76.
Enjoy the post-season everyone.