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Union denied
NAIA crown

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Taylor Booze scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma City to its sixth NAIA national championship with a 69-48 win over Union University on Tuesday night.
Oklahoma City (35-1) is the champion for the first time since winning the last of four straight in 2002.
The game was the last in the NAIA ranks for Union (35-3), which moved to Division II next year.
The Lady Bulldogs were making their fourth straight title game appearance and finished runnerup for the second year in a row.
Ross led UU with 15 points.
Union’s LaTesa McLaughlin joined Ross in double figures with 10 points. Shelby Ashcraft added nine points and 11 rebounds.

Volunteers’ Maymon
has knee surgery

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee junior Jeronne Maymon had arthroscopic surgery to fix torn cartilage in his right knee, hours after the Volunteers lost in the National Invitation Tournament.
Senior associate athletic trainer Chad Newman says Maymon had surgery Tuesday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. The trainer says surgery went well with no timeframe yet for his recovery.
Maymon was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference forward. The native of Madison, Wis., averaged 12.7 points and a team-high 8.1 rebounds this season.
He led the Volunteers in scoring, rebounding, field-goal percentage and steals in SEC play.
He came off the bench Monday night to lead the Vols with 17 points and seven rebounds in a season-ending loss to Middle Tennessee.

Published in The Messenger 3.21.12