LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It was a heartbreaking end to a season that filled so many with so much joy from start to finish.
The 2010-11 season came to an end for the Ferris State University men's basketball team as the Bulldogs dropped an 85-66 decision to Bellarmine University before a capacity crowd at Knights Hall in Louisville, Ky. Senior Darien Gay led the Bulldogs with 16 points and seven assists while fellow senior Justin Keenan added 15 points and six rebounds. Another senior, Matt DeHart, added 12 points, in the loss as he knocked down four triples in seven attempts.
Head coach Bill Sall's Bulldogs led 39-37 at halftime, but were outscored 48-27 in the second half by the Knights as they rode a wave of momentum and the emotion partially generated by the crowd.
"I couldn't be prouder of this group of seniors and what they accomplished this season," Sall said. "That's as good of a team as we've faced tonight, but we battled to the end."With the loss, Ferris finishes the season with a record of 24-8.
Lou Williams is the team's fourth senior. Williams finished with two points and seven rebounds in his career finale.
Here is the 2011 NCAA Division II Midwest Region All-Tournament Team
Kenny Brown, Ferris State; Justin Keenan; Ferris State; Justin Benedetti; Bellarmine; Luke Sprague; Bellarmine; Chris Dowe; Bellarmine and MVP Braydon Hobbs, Bellarmine