TAMIU fell behind early, but with under three minutes to play in the first half, the Dustdevils came back to take a four point lead at halftime. TAMIU held on for the win in the second half, taking the championship, 76-72 over UT Permian Basin. Deonnte Breedlove lead the Dustdevils with 23 points. This win means TAMIU gets the automatic bid in the NCAA division two tournament.
The Dustdevils will now play Tarrleton St in the first round. The game will be played in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, March 15th.
The TAMIU women also got a huge surprise. Despite not winning the tournament, the women will be going to the NCAA Division II tournament. They will also play Tarrleton St. Their game will be played on Friday, March 14 in Canyon, Tx.