Cougars enjoy the ride to national title game

Thursday, March 26, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 7:54 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 26, 2009

COLUMBIA — The players on the Columbia College men’s basketball team weren’t exactly giddy after losing the NAIA national title game Tuesday night in Kansas City. They didn’t want to hear people telling them “good game” or “nice season.” Not on that night, anyways.