CIRCLEVILLE, OH - The OCU men's basketball team celebrated their 2013 NCCAA National Championship on Friday night with a special ring ceremony sponsored by HER Realtors, Dan and Donna Dailey. OCU received their championship rings prior to their game with NAIA affiliate Point Park University. The rings were part of a series of special events throughout the day.
OCU jumped out to a strong 15-14 lead with a Kris Carius baby hook at the 14:44 mark of the first half. That would be the last time the Trailblazers would lead as the visiting Pioneers went on a 11-2 run to take command of the game at 25-17 with ten minutes remaining.
The second half was all Point Park as the hot shooting Pioneers stayed in control with a double digit lead throughout the second half. OCU rallied for a 6-0 run midway through the second half but it was too little, too late. Point Park went on to win the game 97 to 82 before a strong home crowd.