Go Eagles!

Eagles celebrating a quadruple overtime winMy alma mater, Concordia University, won an amazing basketball game in quadruple overtime last night to advance to the NAIA national championship game. Go Eagles!

Levi Luster scored the go-ahead bucket with a minute left in the fourth overtime, and Concordia ousted top-seeded and previously unbeaten Robert Morris 124-119 on Monday night in the semifinals of the NAIA tournament.

Keith Lawrence, whose off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer forced the fourth overtime, made a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left that gave Concordia a 122-119 lead in the second-longest game in the 70-year history of this small-college championship.

CUI has been on a tear the past few years. We won the national championship in 2003 and made it to the finals in ’04. Not exactly the NCAA, but it’s exciting nonetheless.

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