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Dakota Wesleyan clobbers Concordia in NAIA title game

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Dakota Wesleyan beat Concordia for the NAIA II title in Sioux City on Tuesday. Dakota Wesleyan beat Concordia for the NAIA II title in Sioux City on Tuesday.
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -

Dakota Wesleyan beat Concordia, 82-59, to win the NAIA Division II National Championship Tuesday the Tyson Events Center.

It's the first national title for the Tigers, who lost to the Bulldogs three times during the Great Plains Athletic Conference season. It's the first women's basketball title for a team from the GPAC since 2015, when Morningside won it all.

DWU made 15-of-31 three-point tries and led by 21 points at halftime. Concordia shot just 35% for the game while Dakota Wesleyan made 47% of their tries from the field.

Eighth-ranked Dakota Wesleyan finishes the season with a 32-6 record, while second-ranked Concordia ends 36-2. The Bulldogs' only other loss this season came against Midland, 86-77, on January 31.

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