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Wayne Cavadi | | January 16, 2020

The toughest challenges remaining for Bellarmine to have an undefeated DII men's basketball season

Northwest Missouri State claims the 2019 DII Men's Basketball Championship

The Bellarmine Knights are off to a perfect start in the 2019-20 season. They are the last remaining undefeated team in DII men's basketball and, to no one's surprise, the No. 1 team in every poll and rankings.

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The Knights have put themselves to the test early, taking down then-No. 13 Indianapolis by two points on the road, then-No. 20 Southern Indiana by 14 at home and then-No. 18 Missouri-St. Louis by five at home. But there is a lot of work left to do. 

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Here's what you should know about the remaining schedule:

  • Bellarmine has 14 games remaining, seven of which are home at Knights Hall. The Knights are 81-3 in Louisville, Kentucky since the 2014-15 season, including a 67-game record-setting home winning streak. 
  • Entering the week of Jan. 13, 12 of the 15 remaining teams have a winning record on Bellarmine's slate. 
  • The Knights have three games remaining against teams that have spent at least a week in the top 25 this season.

So, who are some of those tough teams remaining?

Bellarmine | 13-0

Date Team Record/Rank * Final score
Jan. 16 vs. UMSL (14-1/No. 23) (14-1/No. 23) 65-60
Jan. 20 vs. UIndy TBA TBA
Jan. 23 vs. Southwest Baptist TBA TBA
Jan. 25 vs. Drury TBA TBA
Jan. 30 at Illinois Springfield TBA TBA
Feb. 27  vs. Southern Indiana TBA TBA

* = at time of game

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