PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College plays for the national title

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 | 9:52 a.m. CDT; updated 10:00 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Rocky Mountain College's Anthony Allen goes in for a layup during the first half.

KANSAS CITY — Columbia College lost 77-61 to Rocky Mountain (Mont.) College on Tuesday night in the NAIA championship game. It was the furthest the Cougars have ever gone in the tournament.

Columbia College junior Whitney Widaman, center, cheers as the team is introduced before the start of the NAIA National Championship at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.
Columbia College forward Quintin Totta battles with Rocky Mountain's Anthony Allen for a loose ball in the second half.
Columbia College coach Bob Burchard addresses his team during a timeout in the first half of the NAIA championship. The Cougars were down by 21 at halftime, 45-24.
Columbia College guard Brett Hoskins drives against Rocky Mountain's Chase Sukut during the second half.
Columbia College's Terrell Turner, left, embraces Quintin Totta, right, after the Cougars 77-61 defeat against Rocky Mountain in the NAIA National Championship on Tuesday at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City.

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