Back from Lexington and, as advertised, got to courtside for No. 5 Bellarmine’s game against No. 8 Southern Indiana.
It has been worth the quick drive back so far.
Bellarmine led the Screaming Eagles by as many as 16 in the first half and lead 41-28 at the break before a sellout crowd in Knights Hall.
The Knights are 6 of 9 from three-point range and a blistering 15 of 26 (58 percent) from the field overall. They’ve outrebounded USI 19-11. Justin Benedetti came off the bench to make all three of his three-point tries and has a game-high 12 points. Eight different Bellarmine players have scored.
And besides, where else but this division of basketball could I sit down at the scorers table and have one of the head coaches (Scotty Davenport) turn, during the game, look at me and say, “You’re here a second straight game? What’s wrong? You in trouble at home and need someplace to go?”
Well, sure. But what’s that got to do with it?
More at the conclusion . . .