JACKSON, Tenn. – March 20, 2009– Unseeded Columbia College (Mo.) jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, upsetting the third-seeded Union Bulldogs 84-64 Friday in the second round of the NAIA men’s national tournament in Kansas City, Mo.
The Lady Bulldogs, meanwhile, behind 25 points from Kaitlin Dudley, coasted to an 80-59 win over Lindsey Wilson College in second round action of the women’s national tournament.
The Bulldogs trailed at halftime 38-25, and hot-shooting Columbia maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half. Greg Truvillion scored 27 points to lead Union, which finishes the season with a 29-6 record.
The top-seeded Lady Bulldogs (34-1) advance to their sixth straight national quarterfinals, and will play No. 2-seeded Point Loma Nazarene Saturday at 6 p.m. at Jackson’s Oman Arena.