Basketball Team Advances to Elite Eight


The men’s basketball team is headed back to the Elite Eight for the first time in more than two decades after winning the Midwest Regional, March 16.

Truman defeated Michigan Tech 65-62 with the help of 21 points from Cade McKnight and a double-double from Elijah Hazekamp. The back-and-forth game had eight lead changes and seven ties. With just three seconds to go, McKnight made the go-ahead layup to put Truman up 63-62. After an MTU turnover, Hunter Strait iced the game with two foul shots.

The Bulldogs return to the Elite Eight for the first time since 1999 and will be joined by Northwest Missouri State, West Texas A&M, Flagler College, Colorado School of Mines, Lincoln Memorial, Daemen and West Liberty.

Truman is scheduled to play Flagler College at 8:45 p.m. March 24. The game can be viewed online. Fans can also listen locally on KRES 104.7 FM or online at