FINALS WATCH: Next: Division II championship

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Posted: Apr 07, 2013 2:52 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — The guys from Division II have next.

And Drury will be playing for its first Division II national championship when the Panthers play Metro State in Sunday's final.

Drury carries a 22-game winning streak into the final. The game is being played at Philips Arena, which sits near the Georgia Dome, home of the Final Four. The Division II follows the Division III championship game; Amherst beat Mary Hardin-Baylor 87-70 to win that title.

Drury, from Springfield, Mo., is sending five busloads of students to Atlanta.

Metro State is no newcomer to the national championship scene. The school from Denver won national titles in 2000 and 2002 under Mike Dunlap, now the Charlotte Bobcats' coach. Metro State now is coached by Derrick Clark, who was an assistant on Dunlap's staff.

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