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West Liberty wins regional basketball title

by The Indiana Gazette on March 19, 2014 10:35 AM

EAST STROUDSBURG — West Liberty beat East Stroudsburg, 89-82, to win the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region basketball championship Tuesday night.

West Liberty (29-3) won its fourth straight regional title, and East Stroudsburg (30-2) lost in its first appearance in the championship game.

The Hilltoppers advanced to the Elite Eight, the Division II version of Division I’s Final Four, which begins March 26 in Evansville, Ind.

West Liberty earned its way to the regional final by beating IUP, 86-85, in triple overtime, on Sunday in the semifinals.

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