Bellevue University lost at home for the first time in three years, to No. 13 Northwestern College at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center. In a rematch of last year’s NAIA national tournament semi-finals, Bellevue lost, 92-88.
Bellevue’s Ron King had a chance to tie the game with less than a thirty seconds remaining, but his jumper bounced off the front of the rim and Northwestern came up with the loose ball sealing the victory.
The Bruins were down as many as 14 with 14 minutes remaining in regulation but were able to mount a come-back out-scoring Northwestern 37-23 to close out the half tying the game at 88 with 46 second left on the clock. Bellevue’s final shot fell short giving the Bruins their first loss at home since dropping the 2004-05 MCAC tournament championship to College of the Ozarks, 69-71.
Davon White (Omaha, NE) led the Bruins with 19 points, 13 in the first half, on 8-of-12 shooting and 2-for-2 from three point range. Three other Bruins finished in double-figures as Jerrod Tucker had 16 (5-for-9) and a double-double from Kyle Prochaska with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Ron King added 12 points as Matt Imig led the team with 3 assists adding 9 points getting 3 steals from Prochaska. The Bruins shot 56 percent from the charity stripe (9-for-16), 6-of-8 from Tucker as they connected on 7-of-13 from three-point range.
Story courtesy of Bellevue University