Northwest Missouri St. Repeat as D-II Champs 80-54

Ryan Hawkins scored 14 of his 31 points in a back-breaking second-half run in Evansville's Ford Center.

Posted: Mar 27, 2021 3:55 PM
Updated: Mar 27, 2021 8:23 PM

Ryan Hawkins scored 14 of his 31 points in a back-breaking second-half run in Evansville's Ford Center as Northwest Missouri State capped a dominating season with an 80-54 defeat of West Texas A&M, repeating as Division II national champions.

The repeat championship win was also No. 300 for Bearcats coach Ben Collins.

Hawkins scored his 31 points on 10 of 16 shooting, made 9 of 10 free throws and pulled down 18 rebounds. Wes Dreamer added 19 points and 11 rebounds.

Qua Grant led West Texas A&M with 20 points but was 7-for-17 shooting, making just 1 of 5 from 3-point range. The Buffs were held to 31% shooting (20 of 64).

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