Sunday, March 30, 2008


Jonte Flowers scored 30 points as Winona State erased a 16-point deficit to win its second NCAA Division II championship in three years with an 87-76 win over Augusta State on Saturday.

Flowers, who scored 25 points in the second half, was named tournament most valuable player.
John Smith scored 18 points for Winona State (38-1), while Travis Whipple had 10 and Quincy Henderson scored 10 points with 10 rebounds.

A.J. Bowman scored 26 points to lead Augusta State (27-7), which was playing in the title game for the first time. He made 12 of 15 shots, an 80% rate that set a record for the championship game.

Winona State's Travis Whipple celebrates after the team beat Augusta State 86-76 to win the NCAA Division II men's college basketball championship in Springfield, Mass. Saturday, March 29, 2008. (AP Photo/Nancy Palmieri)

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