SALEM, Va. (AP) -Andrew Olson had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to help defending champion Amherst beat Ursinus 84-58 Friday in a Division III basketball semifinal.
Fletcher Walters finished with 18 points and eight rebounds and Brian Baskauskas scored 17 for Amherst (27-3). Brandon Jones added 11 points.
The Lord Jeffs will face the Hope-Washington-St. Louis winner for the championship Saturday.
John Noonan scored 16 points and Michael Shema had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Ursinus (29-3).
The Lord Jeffs led 42-31 at halftime and pulled away with a 16-6 surge to start the second half. Baskauskas and Olson made 3-pointers to finish off the spurt.
Amherst shot 44 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Bears 46-35. Olson made five of seven 3-pointers for the Lord Jeffs, who connected on 11 of 28 attempts from long range.
Ursinus had 20 turnovers to 14 for Amherst. The Bears last appeared in the Final Four in 1981.
Nick Shattuck scored 10 points and Remy Cousart had 10 rebounds for Ursinus, which shot 39 percent from the field.
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