LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Bellarmine University men's basketball team was up early Tuesday for its Morning Madness. The players kicked off their first practice at Knights Hall at 5 a.m.
"If I'm up at 5:30, it's playing basketball," said Freshman Guard Rusty Troutman. "It's good... It gets the season going off good and it will get us ready for the season."
Troutman is a Bullitt East graduate. He says the biggest difference between college and high school basketball is time. He says when he's not practicing, he's in class.
The Knight's first game is November 1 against Cincinnati.
Head Coach Scott Davenport says we should watch out for Senior Keisten Jones. If Bellarmine wins the national championship this season, Jones would be the first basketball player in Kentucky to win two national championships.
Bellarmine has 26 regular season games for the 2013-2014 season. Eight of those games are 2013 NCAA tournament teams and one exhibition.
The Knights will play 14 games at home.
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