UW-Whitewater wins third title
Warhawks overcome 18-point deficit in second half
SALEM, Va. -- Chris Davis scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half and Wisconsin-Whitewater rallied to win the NCAA championship, beating Cabrini 63-60 on Saturday night.
The Warhawks (29-4) overcame an 18-point deficit in the second half to win their third national title.
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Whitewater trailed 47-29 with 15 minutes remaining, then outscored Cabrini 26-8 during the next 12 minutes, and tied the score at 55 on Davis’ 3-pointer with 3:19 remaining.
Davis gave the Warhawks a 59-57 lead on a basket with 1:13 remaining, and hit two free throws with under a minute left to make it 61-57. Cabrini’s John Boyd had a three-point play with 43.9 seconds left to cut it to 61-60, but Alex Edmund’s layup with 15.4 seconds remaining gave the Warhawks a 63-60 lead.
Boyd and Aaron Walton-Moss missed 3-pointers for Cabrini in the final seconds.
Edmunds and Alex Merg each scored 11 points for Whitewater, also the tournament champion in 1984 and 1989.
Boyd led Cabrini (31-2) with 18 points, which had won 22 consecutive games.