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EVANSTON, INDIANA TO TAKE ON WHAT’S BECOME A PERINNEAL POWER AT THE DIVISION TWO LEVEL IN BELLARMINE. THE KNIGHTS AND THE DRAGONS FACING OFF IN THE ELITE EIGHT ROUND OF THE DIVISION TWO N-C-A-A TOURNAMENT. DRAGONS LOOKING TO ADVANCE TO THE FINAL FOUR IN THEIR FIRST EVER TRIP … NO EASY TASK … BUT TYLER VAUGHAN READY TO GO IN THIS ONE. MOORHEAD’S OWN AARON LIEN DRIVES IN AND GOES HIGH OFF THE GLASS NICELY, FOR AN EARLY 2-POINT DRAGON LEAD. DOWN 4 NOW … PRESCOTT WILLIAMS GOES 3-BALL, CORNER POCKET, TO CUT THE DEFICIT TO JUST ONE. BELLARMINE ANSWERS WITH A 7-0 RUN, VAUGHAN DRIVES AND MISSES, BUT URBANE BINGHAM CLEANS UP THE MESS TO STOP THE RUN, BUT MOORHEAD’S DOWN 6 HERE. VAUGHAN CONTINUES TO TAKE IT TO THE HOLE … MISSING THE LAY-UP ON THIS ONE BUT THIS TIME MATT NELSON IS THERE TO SLAM HOME THE REBOUND! DRAGONS WOULD BE DOWN 5 AT THAT POINT. JORDAN RIEWER A POINT OF FOCUS FOR THE KNIGHTS … HE PICKS UP A BIG ASSIST AS VAUGHAN KEEPS ON CUTTING … RIEWER HITS A BUCKET AT THE HALF TIME BUZZER TO KEEP MOORHEAD WITHIN 3 … BUT THE KNIGHTS SHOOTING 68- PERCENT IN THE FIRST HALF AND THEY CONTINUE TO LEAD THROUGH THE SECOND HALF … 92-75 THE FINAL AS MOORHEAD FALLS IN THEIR FIRST EVER ELITE EIGHT APPEARNCE. RIEWER ENDS HIS FINAL COLLEGE GAME WITH 11 POINTS … 4 REBOUNDS AND SIX ASSISTS. TEAM LED BY MOORHEAD’S OWN AARON LIEN AND TYLER VAUGHAN … 13 POINTS EACH FOR THEM. BELLARMINE’S JAKE THELEN WITH A GAME HIGH 26 THOUGH … AS THE DRAGONS FINISH 35-4 ON THE SEASON. WAY BACK WHEN … OK TWO YEARS AGO … WHEN THE N-C-H-C DROPPED THE PUCK ON IT’S INAGUREAL SEASON THE VISION WAS FOR A SUPER CONFERENCE. ONE FILLED WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST. BUT THEN IT SEEMED THEY WERE JUST BEATING EACH OTHER UP AND LIMITING THEIR CHANCES AT A POST SEASON RUN … BUT THIS YEAR THE VISION SEEMS TO HAVE COME TO FRUITION … SEVEN TEAM’S ADVANCING TO THE N-C-A-A HOCKEY TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND … SEVEN OF EIGHT TEAM’S IN THE CONFERENCE … MAKING THE POST SEASON TOURNAMENT … PROVING STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE IS GOOD FOR SOMETHING … NORTH DAKOTA RECOGNIZING IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT BUILDING YOUR RANK THOUGH … BUT IT ALSO PREPARES THEM FOR THEIR TOUGHEST STRETCH YET. IT’S BEEN A BATTLE ALL YEAR WITH OUR CONFERENCE PLAY AND IT SHOWS WE HAVE A LOT OF STRONG TEAM’S IN OUR CONFERENCE. WE’RE EXCITED. OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE ST. CLOUD IN OUR BRACKET AS WELL SO IT’S EXCITING TO HAVE THAT MANY TEAM’S IN THE TOURNAMENT. NORTH DAKOTA MEN’S HOCKEY TEAM IN TOWN TONIGHT … THEY GET THEIR FIRST SKATE AT SCHEELS ARENA IN TOMORROW … ALONG WITH THE REST OF THEIR BRACKET … MICHIGAN TECH … ST. CLOUD STATE AND QUINNIPIAC ALSO ALL ON THE ICE TOMORROW. WE HAVE PLENTY MORE COVERAGE COMING UP ALL WEEK RIGHT HERE ON VALLEY NEWS LIVE AND ON VALLEY NEWS LIVE DOT COM. STILL TO COME TONIGHT..

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