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Concordia wins NAIA national title

Updated: March 21, 2012, 1:27 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It took nine years, but Concordia (Calif.) University finally made it back to the top in NAIA Division I men's basketball.

Refusing to wilt after an early 15-point deficit, the fourth-seeded Eagles knocked off second-seeded Oklahoma Baptist 72-69 on Tuesday to claim their second national title. Concordia had taken out top-seeded Shorter (Ga.) University on Monday before roaring back from a 16-1 deficit in the title game.

"The plane ride home is going to be amazing," ...

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