The Columbia State Chargers set the bar very high for the CSCC program as they went 2-1 in the 2014 NJCAA National Men’s Basketball Tournament. The 10th seeded Chargers were defeated Thursday night by the #2 seed Vincennes University out of Indiana. The Trailblazers (2-0) ended the Chargers (2-1) run 95-89 before one of the largest crowds of the tournament.
In losing Columbia State’s TJ Dunans tied a 65-year old NJCCAA National Tournament Record (for third highest points in a tournament game) with 52 points for the game. For the three games Dunans averaged 33-points as he pumped in 29, 18 and 52 respectfully.
For the game the Trailblazers had five players in double-figures and good height kept the Chargers at bay throughout the contest. Vincennes finished the season one notch above Columbia State in second place in the final NJCAA National Poll. The Chargers finish the season with a 28-4 record. The Trailblazers go to the final four with a record of 33-2.
TennesseeSportsNet wants to say congratulation to the team and coaches for making it to the Elite 8 of the NJCAA National Tournament. What a season!!! You should be proud!