Monday, March 16, 2009

UPDATED: Unbeaten Findlay reaches men’s Division II "Elite 8" championship weekend

Update: It took overtime but Findlay prevailed against Bellarmine, 89-86, and heads to Springfield for the eight-team championship round.

Findlay, men’s basketball champion of the Great Lakes conference, hasn’t lost yet this season – including two games this weekend in the NCAA Division II men’s basketball tournament. After wins over Grand Valley State (Mich.), 66-51, and Southern Indiana, 81-59, the Oilers play Bellarmine (N.Y.) Tuesday night at Findlay’s Croy Gymnasium for a spot in the NCAA’s championship round – the “elite eight” – in Springfield, Mass., starting March 25. The NCAA reports that the game is sold out.

- Bob Burke