No. 7 West Liberty and No. 20 Central Missouri meet for the first time this
afternoon with the NCAA Division II national championship on the line. The
Hilltoppers used a strong defensive effort and a game-high 30 points from Shawn
Dyer to hold off No. 5 USC-Aiken, 86-83, in Thursday's semifinal. T.J. White's layup
with one second left lifted the Mules past No. 1 Metro State, 71-69, in their semifinal
test. Charles Hammork paced a balanced attack with 14 points and 10 rebounds.