No. 7 Bulldogs upset No. 2 Bellarmine in NCAA Tourney

The Bulldogs got off to a hot start against Bellarmine University in the first round of the Div. II NCAA Tournament and they never cooled down.

Ferris flew out of the gate, making their first six three-pointers and nine of their first 10 shots from the field on their way to a big 100-84 upset against the No. 12 team in the nation.  The Bulldogs shot 54.2 percent from the floor, 62.5 percent from behind the arc and made 26-of-29 free throws in the contest.

The Dawgs never trailed in the game and spread the scoring evenly throughout the lineup. Sophomore guard Drew Cushingberry was the leading scorer for Ferris with 18 points and five other players scored in double digits for the Bulldogs.

Senior center Jared Stolicker and freshman center Zach Hankins both did their jobs in the post. The duo scored 14 points apiece and shot 11-of-12 from the floor combined. Seniors Josh Fleming and James Chappell scored 12 and 11 points respectively and sophomore forward Noah King rounded off the top scorers with 10 points in the contest.

For Bellarmine, senior forward George Suggs led the Knights with 20 points and eight rebounds and senior guard Michael Parrish added 15 points of his own.

With the win, the Bulldogs advance to play the No. 6 seed Indianapolis on Sunday, March 13 in the regional semifinals at 6 p.m. in Kenosha, Wis.