Found March 09, 2013 on Fox Sports Tennessee:
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 new league, the Ohio Valley Conference. The NCAA tourney automatic bid comes courtesy of a thrilling 70-68 overtime win over Murray State here Saturday night in front of 4,590 at Municipal Auditorium. The Bruins (26-6) did not leave it to chance that their national Ratings Percentage Index ranking of 23rd would have been good enough to receive an at-large bid into the NCAA tourney field had they not won the OVC's automatic bid. "These two semifinal and final games were tougher than any two semifinal games we played while we were in the Atlantic Sun," Belmont coach Rick Byrd said of Saturday&...

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...

Belmont 82, Tennessee St. 73

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...

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...
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