Posted March 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
Ian Clark and Kerron Johnson combined to score 49 points Friday, and Belmont defeated Tennessee State 82-73 in the Ohio Valley Conference semifinals. Clark hit six 3-pointers en route to 26 points, Johnson finished with 23 points and seven assists, J.J. Mann added 13 points and Blake Jenkins 10 points and seven rebounds for the Bruins, who won their fourth straight regular-season conference championship, the previous three coming in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Belmont (25-6), undefeated at home this season, led 32-29 at intermission and opened the second half on an 11-3 run to pull ahead 43-32. Tennessee State (18-14), which won the previous meeting 80-69, cut it to 66-62 with 5:07 left but was outscored 16-11 from there. Belmont, which has won its last five games and 16 of 18, made 22 free throws to the Tigers' five. Kellen Thornton led Tennessee State with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Belmont tops Murray St. for NCAA bid

Kerron Johnson hit a 10-foot pull-up jumper with 1.2 seconds left, and Belmont capped its first season in the Ohio Valley Conference by beating league power Murray State 70-68 in overtime Saturday night for the tournament championship. The Bruins (26-6) had won five tournament championships in the Atlantic Sun, and they picked up right where they left off, earning their sixth NCAA...

Trevor Releford, Vander Blue, Kerron Johnson All Hit Buzzer-Beaters to Start Off March Madness (Videos)

In case you are unaware, it is March. And if you needed any further confirmation, five college basketball games ended with buzzer-beaters on Saturday, starting the chaos that is March Madness. The first of five thrilling finishes began in “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden. Marquette’s leading scorer, Vander Blue banked a shot off the glass to give the...

OVC champs Belmont ready to go dancing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The route may have changed, but Belmont men's basketball is dancing just the same. After representing the Atlantic Sun Conference in the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons and five times in seven years, the Bruins will make a third-straight trip to the Big Dance. This time, though, they will do so as both regular season and tournament champions from their...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.