Black Hills State advances to Elite Eight with one point win over West Texas A&M

CANYON, TX – The Black Hills State men’s basketball team is elite again.

The Yellow Jackets upset West Texas A&M on Tuesday, 68-67 to win the South Central Regional Championship.

BHSU is now heading to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the second year in a row.

Joel Scott hit one of two free throws with 3.9 seconds left to give the Yellow Jackets a one point lead.

West Texas A&M had one more chance to win the game.

Damion Thornton took the ball the length of the court and hit a jumper at the buzzer.

However, the officials reviewed it and the ball was still in Thornton’s hands as the clock hit zero.

So the shot was waved off securing the win for Black Hills State.

Overall, Scott led the Yellow Jackets with 25 points and 14 rebounds.

Black Hills State advances to the Elite Eight in Evansville, Indiana.

Bhsu Mens Basketball Team

Photo Courtesy: Padraic McMeel, BHSU Director of Athletics.

According to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball official website, Black Hills State enters the Elite Eight as the No. 3 seed.

The Yellow Jackets will play No. 6 Minnesota Duluth on Tuesday, March 21 at 11 a.m. MT.




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