Oklahoma City Claims Fifth NAIA Men's Basketball National Title
March 20, 2007
The Stars earned their fifth men's basketball national championship, which is the most among all NAIA Division I institutions. This is
"This team was well-balanced," said
Junior forward Willie Irick came off the bench to lead the Stars with 17 points, 12 of which came in the second half. Irick was named to the All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of Tuesday's game. Junior guard Kameron Gray, who was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player, chipped in with 14 points and a game-high eight assists, while senior forward Duane John connected for 12 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.
Concordia led for most of the first half, building an eight-point lead on three different occasions in the period. A field goal by junior forward Joe Roberson with 9:23 left in the half gave the Eagles a 30-22 advantage.
The Stars then scored their final six points of the night from the line to seal the victory.
Luster finished with a game-high 23 points to lead Concordia. He also added a team-leading eight rebounds. Kramer chipped in with 11 points, while junior guard Adam Greenaway picked up four steals.
For Concordia, Luster and junior guard Keith Lawrence joined Gray and Irick on the All-Tournament Team. Others named to the All-Tournament squad include Zach Allender of