The Northrop boys basketball team hadn't won the SAC tournament championship since 1991 before beating Bishop Luers in the title game last month at Wayne.
It's been even longer for the Bruins (5-1 SAC) as far as the regular-season title goes, dating back to 1988.
Northrop, Concordia and Bishop Luers are the only three teams left with one loss in the conference and have taken turns beating each other, with Concordia beating Northrop, Luers beating Concordia and Northrop beating Luers.
After a loss to Concordia (6-1 SAC) early in the season without the Purdue bound Bryson Scott, the Bruins will need some help for an outright SAC title or could end up settling for a three-way tie for the crown with Luers (4-1 SAC) also in the mix.
If all three finish 7-1, it will be a three-way tie for the SAC title.
"Concordia and Luers are very good, and you want to do what you can to win," Northrop coach Barak Coolman said. "We can't worry about them. Obviously we would love to have someone help us out, but a share would be an exciting thing for Northrop."
Concordia just has to play North Side in the SAC; Northrop has conference games left with Snider and Harding, while Luers has league games against Snider, Wayne and North Side.
If Northrop is one of the last teams standing in the conference race, it will be the first time a team has won the SAC tournament and regular-season championship in the same season since 1998 when Concordia beat North Side 56-53 in the tournament title game and then shared the regular-season crown with North Side and South Side.