Campus Corner

March 15, 2014

Meet the 32-team NAIA Tournament field

Meet the 32 teams who will compete for the NAIA Division I men's basketball championship starting Wednesday at Municipal Auditorium.

Campus Corner

The Star's blog on college sports, featuring Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri

Arizona Christian University

• Location:

Phoenix

• Record:

23-7

• Coach:

Jeff Rutter

• Nickname:

Firestorm

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Top players:

G Talib Ugdah, 18.8 PPG, G Brandon Newman, 11.0 PPG, 4.4 RPG

Belhaven University

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Location:

Jackson, Miss.

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Record:

18-14

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Coach:

John Aiken

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Nickname:

Blazers

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Top players:

G Jordan Bedford, 15.3 PPG; F Deon Bedford, 11.4 PPG, 5.3 RPG

Benedictine College

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Location:

Atchison, Kan.

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Record:

22-8

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Coach:

Ryan Moody

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Nickname:

Ravens

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Top players:

F Charlie Wallrapp, 15.1 PPG, 7.8 RPG; G John Harris, 11.6 PPG, 3.0 APG

Cal State San Marcos

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Location:

San Marcos, Calif.

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Record:

30-1

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Coach:

Jim Saia

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Nickname:

Cougars

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Top players:

G De’End Parker 17.2 PPG, 4.2 APG; F Malcolm Lemmons 15.9 PPG; G Jason Johnson, 13.8 PPG, 5.7 RPG

Columbia College

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Location:

Columbia

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Record:

31-2

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Coach:

Bob Burchard

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Nickname:

Cougars

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Top players:

G Devin Griffin, 17.0 PPG; G Derrick Dilworth, 13.1 PPG; F Jeremy Nolen, 10.2 PPG, 5.9 RPG

Culver-Stockton College

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Location:

Canton, Mo.

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Record:

23-7

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Coach:

Jack Schrader

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Nickname:

Wildcats

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Top players:

G James Johnson, 19.4 PPG; F Mario Gulley; 10.7 PPG, 8.4 RPG

University of the Cumberlands

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Location:

Williamsburg, Ky.

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Record:

19-11

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Coach:

Don Butcher

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Nickname:

Patriots

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Top players:

G R.J. Scott, 13.8 PPG, 5.3 RPG; G Tony Bradley, 13.2 PPG, 6.6 RPG

Emmanuel College

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Location:

Franklin Springs, Ga.

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Record:

29-3

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Coach:

T.J. Rosene

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Nickname:

Lions

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Top players:

G Michael Stanley, 16.2 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 3.07 APG, 2.03 SPG; F Adrian Justice, 12.6 PPG

Evangel University

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Location:

Springfield

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Record:

23-10

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Coach:

Steve Jenkins

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Nickname:

Crusaders

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Top players:

F Zack Kleine, 22.7 PPG, 4.2 RPG; G J.J. Williams, 16.9 PPG, 4.1 APG; F Korry Tillery, 13.9 PPG, 8.3 RPG

Freed-Hardeman University

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Location:

Henderson, Tenn.

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Record:

27-5

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Coach:

Jason Shelton

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Nickname:

Lions

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Top players:

F Kyle Teichmann, 16.5 PPG, 7.3 RPG; G Orlando Bass, 16.1 PPG

Georgetown College

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Location:

Georgetown, Ky.

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Record:

22-10

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Coach:

Chris Briggs

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Nickname:

Tigers

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Top players:

G Monty Wilson 23.1 PPG; G Noah Cottrill, 13.3 PPG; F Deonre McWhorter, 12.2 PPG, 8.2 RPG

Hope International University

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Location:

Fullerton, Calif.

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Record:

22-10

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Coach:

Bill Czech

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Nickname:

Royals

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Top players:

G Garrett Neilan 13.1 PPG, 5.7 RPG; G Jeremy Kilgore, 12.7 PPG

Lindenwood University-Belleville

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Location:

Belleville, Ill.

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Record:

22-8

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Coach:

Scott Spinner

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Nickname:

Lynx

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Top players:

G Craig Anderson, 21.4 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 3.5 APG; F Tyrin Wade, 13.8 PPG, 8.27 RPG

Life University

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Location:

Marietta, Ga.

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Record:

19-14

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Coach:

John Barrett

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Nickname:

Running Eagles

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Top players:

F Latraius Mosley, 23.7 PPG, 9.1 RPG; G Philip Jenkins, 12.9 PPG

LSU-Shreveport

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Location:

Shreveport, La.

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Record:

21-8

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Coach:

Kyle Blankenship

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Nickname:

Pilots

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Top players:

F Will Nelson, 22.6 PPG, 9.6 RPG; F Brandon Davis, 18.8 PPG, 12.8 RPG

MidAmerica Nazarene

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Location:

Olathe

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Record:

23-10

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Coach:

Rocky Lamar

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Nickname:

Pioneers

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Top players:

F Luke Thomas, 20.4 PPG, 13.3 RPG; G Conner Langrehr, 16.6 PPG; G Nick Syrie, 11.7 PPG, 8.4 APG

Montana State-Northern

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Location:

Havre, Mont.

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Record:

23-8

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Coach:

Shawn Huse

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Nickname:

Lights

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Top players:

G Alfie Miller, 14.5 PPG; F Corbin Pearson, 11.9 PPG, 5.7 RPG

Oklahoma Baptist

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Location:

Shawnee, Okla.

• Record: 19-15

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Coach:

Doug Tolin

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Nickname:

Bison

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Top players:

F Aaron Abram, 18.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG; G Cale Jackson, 15.3 PPG

Philander Smith College

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Location:

Little Rock, Ark.

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Record:

20-11

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Coach:

Sam Weaver

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Nickname:

Panthers

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Top players:

C Jevon Demerson, 14.0 PPG, 6.3 RPG; G D’Alvin Brown, 13.8 PPG; F Roy Marshall, 13.8 PPG

University of Pikeville

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Location:

Pikeville, Ky.

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Record:

30-2

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Coach:

Kelly Wells

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Nickname:

Bears

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Top players:

F Bruce Reed, 18.5 PPG; F Chris Cantino, 13.9 PPG, 10.1 RPG; G Keala King, 15.8 PPG

Rocky Mountain College

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Location:

Billings, Mont.

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Record:

23-7

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Coach:

Bill Dreikosen

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Nickname:

Battlin’ Bears

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Top players:

G Tyree Anderson, 17.8 PPG; F Joel Barndt, 17.7 PPG, 9.2 RPG; F Jeremy Nicolas, 16.2 PPG 6.8 RPG

St. Catherine College

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Location:

St. Catherine, Ky.

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Record:

18-12

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Coach:

JT Burton

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Nickname:

Patriots

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Top players:

G Omar Skinner 13.6 PPG, 2.5 APG; F Raymon Austin, 15.2 PPG, 8.1 RPG

St. Gregory’s University

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Location:

Shawnee, Okla.

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Record:

21-9

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Coach:

John Martin

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Nickname:

Cavaliers

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Top players:

G Marty Wilkerson, 20.5 PPG; G Tilford Thornton, 16.6 PPG

University of St. Thomas

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Location:

Houston

• 

Record:

20-10

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Coach:

Todd Smith

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Nickname:

Celts

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Top players:

G Deric Dudley, 14.0 PPG, 3.8 APG; F Bryan Kaase, 13.7 PPG, 9.0 RPG

Southwestern Assemblies of God University

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Location:

Waxahachie, Texas

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Record:

26-5

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Coach:

Donnie Bostwick

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Nickname:

Lions

• Top players: G Dominique Rambo, 23.8 PPG, 3.6 SPG; F Jonathan Walker, 14.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG

Talladega College

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Location:

Talladega, Ala.

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Record:

28-5

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Coach:

Matt Cross

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Nickname:

Tornadoes

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Top players:

G Brandon Peters, 19.3 PPG; G Charles Winborne, 15.0 PPG, G Shondel Stewart, 14.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG

Vanguard University

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Location:

Costa Mesa, Calif.

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Record:

27-6

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Coach:

Rhett Soliday

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Nickname:

Lions

• 

Top players:

G Preston Wynne, 19.9 PPG, G Chris Gorman, 15.7 PPG, 3.8 APG; G DeAngelo Jones, 12.8 PPG

Wayland Baptist

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Location:

Plainview, Texas

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Record:

23-10

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Coach:

Matt Garnett

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Nickname:

Pioneers

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Top players:

G Markus Monroe, 21.3 PPG, 6.1 RPG; G Barry Johnson, 15.3 PPG

Westminster College

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Location:

Salt Lake City

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Record:

19-12

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Coach:

Adam Hiatt

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Nickname:

Griffins

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Top players:

F Tallon Robertson, 19.0 PPG, 7.5 RPG; G Blake Skidmore, 15.7 PPG

Wiley College

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Location:

Marshall, Texas

• 

Record:

25-6

• 

Coach:

Andre Payne

• 

Nickname:

Wildcats

• Top players: G Richard Simon, 13.1 PPG; C Kenny LaGuerre, 12.2 PPG, 10.1 RPG

William Carey University

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Location:

Hattiesburg, Miss.

• 

Record:

27-2

• 

Coach:

Steve Knight

• 

Nickname:

Crusaders

• 

Top players:

F/G Daron Bell, 17.6 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 3.8 APG; F/G Kelvin Nixon, 13.7 PPG

Xavier University

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Location:

New Orleans

• 

Record:

23-8

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Coach:

Dannton Jackson

• 

Nickname:

Gold Rush

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Top players: G Morris Wright, 13.2 PPG, F Sidney Coleman, 13.2 PPG, 6.9 RPG

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