LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- After a tough loss in the final four last year, the Bellarmine Men's Basketball team hopes to make a run at the NCAA Division II Title.
For the eighth year in a row, the Bellarmine Men's Basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division II Tournament.
The Knights finished regular season play sharing a portion of the Great Lakes Valley Conference East Division title.
But a week ago, they lost to Lewis in the semi-finals of the GLVC Conference tournament.
A loss Head Coach Scott Davenport said was painful to swallow. Now, after a week of preparation the team is focused on the first round of the NCAA tournament.
The Knights drew the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region and will face the seventh-seeded Ferris State Bulldogs.
"You got to be loose and relaxed and the only way you can be loose and relaxed and very, very confident is be well prepared. So, we've prepared them, they understand that, there's not a situation that comes up that we have not practiced and that's where they'll draw their confidence from - preparation," Davenport.
"We're very confident in what we've set out to do, so I think we have a really good chance at winning this whole thing," said senior guard Michael Parrish.
Earlier today, the men's team practiced at Knights Hall for the last time before saying goodbye to family and friends.
After, they loaded up the bus, said a quick prayer with their Chaplin and left for Somers, Wisconsin.
The Knights take on Ferris State University in the first round on Saturday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m.
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