Elite Eight Bound Bellarmine Bashes Ferris State 85-66

In retrospect, despite its sterling play and marksmanship, Ferris State never had a chance.

This one was destined to be.

Down by a deuce at the half, Bellarmine struck immediately. Braydon Hobbs hit a follow to tie the score at 39. The Knights really never looked back.

At one point, Knights Hall was a din of excitement, ear piercing loud. I noted that the Bulldogs played most of their games in front of a few hundred fans, wondering aloud whether they might get shook with the cacophony of cheering. It appears so.

When Chris Dowe slammed the exclamation point dunk with 1:29 to play, the gym jumped its foundation.

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This exhilarating basketball game started with treys reigning. Or, is that raining:? Or both?:

At the first stoppage of play — 5:53 into the game — the Knights led 15-12. Ferris State was 4/5 from beyond the arc, Bellarmine, 3/4. It was a stunning display of shotmaking.

With 7:28 to play in the first half, the Bulldogs had taken the lead, 28-26. It was a scary moment statistically for The Knights. Bellarmine was hitting 73% of its shots and was down 2 on its home court.

The Knights finished the half, like I said, only down a field goal. They ended up shooting 48% for the period.

It could have been worse.

But it never was.

The crusade continues.

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Knights Hall was full to the brim and rockin’.

The pep band was back. Apparently some of its member had spent spring break in Italy. Nice.

My favorite homemade sign in the student section: “Ferris State’s Day Off.”

– Seedy K

– Seedy K

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