Men's Basketball Wins 2013 Mid-East Region Championship

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - The OCU Trailblazers capped off the 2013 Mid-East Regional Tournament with a 81-65 victory over longtime rival, Kentucky Christian University in the Regional Championship.  

The win gives OCU an automic bid in the NCCAA National Championship Tournament in Springfield, Missouri.  

The Trailblazers built a 40-28 lead in the first half behind a balanced effort on both ends of the floor.  OCU pushed the lead to as many as 20 points in the second half behind the strong effort of Mid-East Region Player of the Year, Wesley Russell, who tossed in a game high 25 points while also grabbing 9 rebounds. 

James Nelson tallied 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots in the victory.  Evan Mills added 9 points for the Trailblazers.

OCU shot 31 of 58 from the field for 53.4%.  The Trailblazers won the battle of boards 33 to 28.  

Ohio Christian will now await word from the NCCAA on Selection Sunday for National Tournament seeding.  OCU is currently 24-8 on the season and 19-0 against NCCAA Division II competition.