Whitewater beats Williams 75-73 for D3 title

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UW-Whitewater Warhawks

SALEM, Va. (AP) — Quardell Young drove the length of the court for a go-ahead layup with 0.9 seconds left Saturday and Wisconsin-Whitewater held off Williams to win the NCAA Division III men’s championship game, 75-73.

Young got the inbound pass after Michael Mayer’s tip had given Williams a 73-72 lead with 4.9 seconds to play. Young burst downcourt and was fouled by Mayer, his shot rolling on the rim and finally falling. After he made the free throw, the Ephs had one last chance, but Duncan Robinson’s contested heave from halfcourt was well off the mark.

The Warhawks (29-4), whose football team won the national championship in December in Salem, won the basketball championship for the second time in three years and fourth time in as many trips to the final.

They also won in 1984, 1989 and 2012.

Williams (28-5), which won the title in 2003, has lost in the final three times since.

 

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