(Bellarmine University Release )
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—On a record-setting night, the No. 6 Bellarmine University Knights used an all-around strong performance to dispatch the No. 18 Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers 86-69 in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game in Knights Hall on Saturday night.
The win extended Bellarmine's school record and nation's longest active home winning streak to 29 games and upped the Knights' 2012-13 record to 16-3, 8-3 GLVC.
The Panthers had an even longer streak snapped when they went 0-11 from 3-point land, ending a 691-game streak of making at least one 3-pointer in a game. It was the first time since the introduction of the 3-pointer into Division II college basketball that KWC failed to make a triple.
The Panthers could get no closer than 12 for the remainder of the first half, and Bellarmine took a 41-28 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Kentucky Wesleyan closed to within eight in the opening minutes of the second period, but another 13-0 run by the Knights gave them a 21-point cushion, and the Panthers never seriously challenged after that.