Men’s Basketball ends its season in NAIA Quarterfinals after loss to William Penn

OLLU men’s basketball ended its season after falling 76-89 to William Penn University in the quarterfinals round of the 81st Annual NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship Saturday evening in Kansas City.

Head Coach Michael Poindexter commented, “Getting to the quarterfinals [round of eight] is an amazing accomplishment for this program, and I’m proud of these young men, especially the five seniors, because for three of them, this time last year, they were sitting at home watching the nationals instead of playing in them. They have set the bar for the returners and the future Saints going forward. William Penn is an amazing team. They are the No. 1 seed for a reason and it showed tonight. They can score in many different ways and they are a great rebounding team. We could never get control of the game even when we came back and tied it at 50. They won all the 50/50 balls, so it just didn’t bounce our way tonight. We have to take this game and the feeling of defeat and use it as fuel to get back here next year to finish the job.”

The Saints concluded the 2017-2018 season with a record of 23-12. Read full story here.