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UCM community riding high and celebrating school’s NCAA championship

WARRENSBURG, Mo. — It was a spectacular win for the University of Central Missouri Mules on Saturday. The Mules stomped West Liberty University 84-77 and captured the NCAA Division II National Championship in men’s basketball.

All across the UCM campus scores of enthusiastic students are celebrated their team’s big win on Monday.

“I’m very proud, I am so glad they won. It’s like a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said student Galisa Franklin.

It’s UCM’s second NCAA title in 30 years and at the campus book store shirts were flying off the racks, an employee told FOX 4 that large-sized shirts sold out within 45 minutes.

The triumphant victory is also a Warrensburg celebration, making front page news in the city of 19,000 where it’s official; the Mules are the best in the nation.

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