SALEM, Va. (AP) -Tyler Nading had 20 points and eight rebounds Saturday as Washington University won its second consecutive NCAA Division III men's national championship, beating Richard Stockton 61-52.
Sean Wallis added 16 points and 10 assists for the Bears (29-2), who needed 27 years to get coach Mark Edwards his first national title and only one year to get him another one.
Santini Lancioni scored 19 points to lead Richard Stockton (30-3), which had its 18-game winning streak snapped. Lancioni, the New Jersey Athletic Conference player of the year, missed his first six shots before finding his stroke.
By then, the Bears had opened a 16-point lead, and their patient offense, led by Wallis and his pinpoint passing, was in command. Most of Nading's points came on feeds from Wallis.
n the burst.
Richard Stockton got as close as eight with 7:37 to play, but Nading scored on three consecutive possessions as the Bears extended their margin back to 55-41 and cruised.
Like the semifinals, when they won despite poor shooting, the Ospreys were hampered on offense. Scoring leader Omar Smith had just four points. No. 2 scorer Jerome Hubbard got five but missed 14 of 16 shots, including 12 of 13 3-pointers.
He finished 5-for-32 in two days and 2-for-24 on 3-pointers. Lancioni was 6-for-31.
The Bears led 29-16 at halftime and controlled the pace all game, rarely allowing the Ospreys to get into their up-tempo style. The Bears outrebounded Richard Stockton 41-29.

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Texas to contend in 2016-17? Now with a year at Texas under his belt, can Shaka Smart expect bigger things from the Longhorns in 2016-17?
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Championship Odds Following Villanova’s big win in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, who has emerged as the favorite to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament?
Thumbnail Will Huskies reach hallowed ground vs.Orange?   As the old saying goes, three things are certain in life: death, taxes and UConn in an NCAA tournament setting.
Thumbnail Nova vs. UNC Player Prop Odds & Picks Here’s a look at some of the player prop odds ahead of tonight’s national championship matchup between North Carolina and Villanova at 9:19PM ET.
Thumbnail National Title Line Movement Report Both the side and the total have moved ahead of tonight’s NCAA National Championship Game between North Carolina and Villanova.
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Team Pages