Dominating the first 20 minutes of play, Vincennes knocked down eight of 10 three-point attempts while connecting on 64.5% of its field goal attempts in the opening frame.
Despite the early deficit, Ranger would not go down without a fight. In the second half, Ranger's efforts to close the gap were led by long-range shooting and defensive rebounding.
A late rally brought the Rangers within five with just 00:30 left to play. The Trailblazers pulled away by going 5-6 at the charity stripe to secure their national title win.
Vincennes' Kevin Osawe (right) was named the William French Most Valuable Player of the Tournament. The freshman forward posted a game-high 22-points in the title win over Ranger, including four of the Trailblazer's 10 total 3's.
Todd Franklin, Vincennes' head coach, was named the Coach of the Tournament. Franklin coached the Trailblazers to their first national title in 47 years and ended the season with a 34-2 record. Franklin also eclipsed the 600-win mark for his career after a quarterfinal victory.
Vincennes won all four games of the 2019 tournament by an average of 11.6 PPG. The Trailblazers' highest scoring offensive output came in the title game with the team's 87-point effort. As a team, Vincennes tallied 32 three-point shots in the tournament.
On the path to the national title game, the third-seeded Trailblazers downed No. 14 Moberly Area, No. 6 Odessa, and second-seeded and defending national champs South Plains (TX).
Sophomore guard Keith Clemons (5) averaged a respectable 14.3 PPG and led all players throughout the tournament with 21 assists to land on the All-Tournament Team.
The title marks the fourth in team history for a program that claims the most appearances at the historic men's basketball national tournament in Hutchinson. The Trailblazers improve to 66-50 all-time at the tournament, tied for the most wins with Moberly Area (MO). The four national titles are tied for the most all-time for one program with Moberly Area and San Jacinto-Central (TX).
Jaren English (left) averaged a team-best 16.0 PPG to lead Ranger to the national runner-up trophy. English, an All-Tournament Team selection, totaled 64 points in the team's four games, the fourth-most in the tournament.
After scoring just a total of 18 points in the team's first three games, Ranger's Jonathan Jackson erupted for 21 points in the championship game to earn a spot on the All-Tournament Team with English.
Coryon Mason (16) and Brayan Au (12) reached double-figures in the title game for Ranger to help carry the team to its best season in program history.