BELLARMINE BASKETBALL | Knights Advance to Final Four

03/22/2017 06:38 PM

The #4-seed Bellarmine men’s basketball team got out to an early lead in its Elite Eight match-up and never looked back against #5-seed Colorado School of Mines on Wednesday afternoon.

The Knights cruised against the Orediggers, winning 92-72, punching their ticket to the Division II Final Four.

Bellarmine led 55-39 at halftime en route to the 20-point victory.

BU’s shooting was on point during the contest, as the team went 33-of-56 (58.9%) from the field. The Knights also converted on 10 three-pointers in the game.

Meanwhile, the Knights held the Orediggers to just 23-of-62 (37.1%) from the field.

Adam Eberhard led the way for Bellarmine with a game-high 26 points. He also contributed six assists and six rebounds.

Joining him in double-digits for BU were Ben Weyer and Jarek Coles, who each had 11 points.

Up next for Bellarmine is #1-seed Fairmont St., who beat #8-seed Rollins 86-68 in its Elite Eight match-up. Tip-off on Thursday is set for 7 p.m. ET.

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News and anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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