Stephen Pelkofer scored a career-high 20 points and the eighth-ranked UW-Stevens Point Pointers knocked off 11th ranked Emory 73-53 in an Elite 8 matchup at Bennett Court at Quandt Fieldhouse.
Stevens Point (24-5) and Emory (22-6) were meeting in the Round of 16 for the second straight season. The Pointers victory sets up a matchup with East Texas Baptist in the Elite 8. It’s their first Elite 8 appearance since 2010. East Texas Baptist knocked off Northwestern (Minnesota) 70-46 earlier.
The Pointers improved to 9-4 all-time in the sectional rounds and 6’2 in the Round of 16. UWSP is now 33-10 all-time in NCAA Tournament play and 15-4 at home.
Pelkofer made 8 of his 14 shots, including 4 of 8 from beyond the arc. Teammate Austin Ryf scored 13 of his 18 in the second half.
The Pointers face East Texas Baptist for the first time tonight (7 p.m.). The winner gets a spot in the NCAA D-3 Final Four in Salem, Virginia.