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David Boyce | NCAA.com | March 25, 2017

Northwest Missouri State captures first championship

2017 DII Men's Basketball: Northwest Missouri State claims first National Championship

Northwest Missouri State built a lead early and held on from there, hovering around a 10-point lead over top-seeded Fairmont State throughout Saturday afternoon's contest to win its first-ever DII men's basketball championship.

Read on below for a full recap of the day at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as the Bearcats experienced the confetti for the first time with a 71-61 win.

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