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For the first time ever, the Bellarmine University Men’s Basketball team is headed to the elite 8 of the NCAA Division II championship.

The Knights defeated Ferris State Tuesday night in the Midwest regional final to advance. Knights Hall was sold out with a crowd of 2,400.

The team fell short of making the elite 8 in 2009. They lost in the regional final in a controversial ending when a tying 3 point shot was waved off and changed to a 2 pointer.

The Knights finished the regular season ranked 2nd in the nation among Division II schools. They will play in the Elite 8 on Wednesday, March 23 in Springfield, Massachusetts.