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Cardinal men win CCIW basketball tourney, head to DIII championships

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The men’s basketball team defeated Wheaton College, 75-58, in the championship game of the CCIW Men's Basketball Tournament Feb. 25.

Playing in front of a capacity crowd with an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship on the line, North Central broke open a nip-and-tuck affair with a 26-5 second-half surge and claimed the second CCIW Tournament title since the institution of the event in 2006. The Cardinals have won the CCIW's regular-season and tournament titles in the same season for the first time.

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