Man in the Stands

Belmont flexes muscles as new kid on the block

The Belmont Bruins are conference champions for the third straight year, but, this time, it’s different.

A year ago the Bruins had just won their second of back-to-back Atlantic Sun Conference championships. Tonight, they took the Ohio Valley crown with a 70-68 win over Murray State and clinched a spot in the big dance later this month.

With just one second left on the clock in overtime, Kerron Johnson hit a fade-away shot from inside the paint that proved to be the game winner. Johnson also hit the shot that sent the game into the extra period.

The game was one of runs and Belmont had the biggest one when it counted.

Murray State missed out on its third OVC championship in four years, as well as its 1,500th win, with the loss.

Selection Sunday (March 17) is just a week away and the Belmont Bruins are sure to be in the among the seeds to choose from when filling out your brackets


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