2004 NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
The 2004 Buffalo Funds - NAIA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament was held in March at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri. This was the 67th annual NAIA DI basketball tournament and features 32 teams playing in a single-elimination format. This was the third year the tournament was back in Kansas City. The 2004 NAIA National Championship game featured the #1 ranked Cougars of Mountain State and the #6 ranked Eagles of Concordia University (Calif.). This match up was a repeat of the 2003 tournament. The Cougars would defeat the Eagles by a score of 74 to 70. In 2003, both these teams battled it out on the hardwood until the #6 Concordia Eagles took the overtime win over the then #9 Mountain State Cougars. The other teams that rounded out the NAIA National Semifinals were Georgetown College (Ky.) and University of Mobile (Ala.), respectively.
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