Drury Storms Back To Elite Eight

Published 03/18 2014 11:34PM

Updated 03/18 2014 11:38PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo--Tuesday night, the Drury Panthers were hoping to do what its womens team did Monday night.

That is win the Midwest regional, clip some nets, and move onto the Elite Eight.

The Panthers hosting Michigan Tech at the O'Reilly center.

KOLR 10's Megan Rice has the story.

The Panthers were able to beat the Huskies in last year's Regional semifinals 76-62.

But onto this year Lonnie Boga with the three pointer ties it at five.

Huskies Ben Stelzer comes right back, the kid can shoot, 3 ball makes it 8-7 Huskies lead.

Then Kameron Bundy with the nice touch on the floater, that makes it 16-12 Panthers.

Michigan Tech's Jordan Chariter showcasing his money ball as well, that makes it 27-24 Huskies.

But Kameron Bundy coming back with a three pointer of his own and it's tied at 29.

Later Ian Carter before the half gets the score it would be 33-29 Panthers lead at the half.

In the second half, the Huskies Austin Armga hits a dagger, to bring his team within three.

But the Panthers Drake Patterson puts it away for two to make it 57-52.

Then there's the nail and here's the coffin, Carter makes it 62-52 and Drury wins the regional title 71-57.

Bundy was named the MVP and finished with 24 points.

"It's a honor to be here.  But it's not we got here by luck, "said Drury Forward Cameron Adams.  "We worked our way here.  Like coach touched on, we went out there and won that game.  It was a tough game.  We went out and proved to everybody that Drury is a team even without Alex and Brandon.  People were saying we couldn't do it at the beginning of the year.  We got to this point because people stepped up and we were able to make plays." 

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