Jansen leads Augustana to DII Title

March 28, 2016

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FRISCO, TEXAS (AP) – ALEX RICHTER SCORED 26 POINTS AND DANIEL JANSEN HAD 25 TO LEAD AUGUSTANA OF SOUTH DAKOTA TO THE NCAA DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP, 90-81 OVER TOP-RANKED LINCOLN MEMORIAL OF TENNESSEE ON SATURDAY. CASEY SCHILLING ADDED 20 POINTS AND 19 REBOUNDS. HE SCORED EIGHT POINTS EARLY IN THE SECOND HALF TO HELP SECOND-SEEDED AUGUSTANA TAKE AN EIGHT-POINT LEAD AFTER LINCOLN MEMORIAL PULLED TO 45-43. THE VIKINGS (34-2) OUTREBOUNDED LINCOLN MEMORIAL 42-36 AND MADE 21 OF 27 FREE THROWS. LMU (34-3) WAS ONLY 9 FOR 18 FROM THE LINE, AND 6-FOOT-9 EMANUEL TERRY AND 6-5 DORIAN PINSON FOULED OUT. GEREL SIMMONS LED LINCOLN MEMORIAL WITH 21 POINTS. TERRY AND JALEN STEELE HAD 15 EACH, AND PINSON FINISHED WITH 13. DANIEL JANSEN WHO IS FROM ORANGE CITY WAS NAMED THE NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR LAST WEEK.