USI beats Bellarmine for berth in Elite 8 at Ford Center

USI beats Bellarmine for berth in Elite 8 at Ford Center

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The USI Screaming Eagles are back home and won’t even have to leave the city limits to win a national title.

Tuesday night’s game was a huge win for the team, knocking off the Bellarmine Knights 76-69. The Eagles coming back from a 16 point deficit at half time and now they’ll have a chance to play in their hometown in the D2 Elite 8.

The NCAA Division 2 Elite 8 will tip next week in Evansville at the Ford Center.

Coach Rodney Watson tells us he’s proud of his team and hopes that a run like this can put USI back on the map in D2 basketball.

The Screaming Eagles last won the Division 2 national championship in 1995 and this will be the first appearance for the team in the Elite 8 since 2004.

The Screaming Eagles will face off against West Texas A&M on March 27 at the Ford Center.

Tickets are on sale now:

  • Online single session tickets go for $18.
  • An all session pass is $40 dollars. That gets you into all 7 games from the March 27 - March 30.

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