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Marquette opens with Belmont, IUPUI in Legends Classic

Marquette will take on the Belmont Bruins and IUPUI Jaguars to open their 2015-16 campaign this coming November.The two games are part of the 2015 Legends Classic that the Golden Eagles are participating in, joining a field featuring the LSU Tigers, who're led by a dynamite recruiting class like MU, as well as the North Carolina State Wolfpack and Arizona State Sun Devils.The Golden...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Remember me? Virginia gets ex-player in matchup with Belmont

Taylor Barnette, who left Virginia to go to Belmont, will play his former school in the NCAA Tournament. Second-seeded Virginia (29-3) takes on the Bruins (22-10) in Charlotte on Friday in the opening game for both teams. Barnette's desperation 3-pointer in the Ohio Valley Conference final against Murray State gave the Bruins their seventh automatic NCAA berth in the last 10 years...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Seymour tweets case for Murray State’s inclusion in NCAA Tournament

Taylor Barnette hit an improbable three-pointer with three seconds remaining in Saturday’s Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship game to give Belmont the victory and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. The team on the losing end, Murray State, is forced to wait until Selection Sunday to see if they will be part of the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Taylor Barnette Hits the Deep Three to Give Belmont Upset Win Over Murray State

Belmont has not been to the NCAA tournament too many times. It's kind of hard for schools from smaller conferences since the only chance they really have of getting in is winning their conference championship; something that is easier said than done no matter how good the team is. So when they entered Saturday night's championship game against No. 25 Murray State the expectation...
Via FatManWriting
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

An Ohio Valley Upset Creates a Not-So-Great Debate For Murray State

The first automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Tournament was handed out on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee. The way in which the Belmont Bruins earned their way into the field of 68 could not have been more dramatic. Belmont and its opponent, the Murray State Racers, basically traded basketball haymakers for 40 minutes. The two teams either tossed in one outrageously long three...
Via Bloguin Best
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

An Ohio Valley Upset Creates a Not-So-Great Debate For Murray State

The first automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Tournament was handed out on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee. The way in which the Belmont Bruins earned their way into the field of 68 could not have been more dramatic. Belmont and its opponent, the Murray State Racers, basically traded basketball haymakers for 40 minutes. The two teams either tossed in one outrageously long three...
Via The Student Section
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont 1st to reach NCAA tourney with OVC upset of No. 25 Murray St.

  Taylor Barnette hit a 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left, and the Belmont Bruins upset No. 25 Murray State 88-87 on Saturday night to win the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship and clinch their seventh NCAA Tournament berth, and the first in the nation this season. The Bruins (22-10) improved to 7-1 in conference tournament finals - all in the past decade. They knocked...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont upsets No. 25 Murray State 88-87 in OVC final

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Taylor Barnette hit a 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left, and the Belmont Bruins upset No. 25 Murray State 88-87 on Saturday night to win the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship and clinch their seventh NCAA Tournament berth. The Bruins (22-10) improved to 7-1 in conference tournament finals - all in the past decade. They knocked off defending tournament...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont Secures the First NCAA Tournament Bid with this Shot

The Ohio Valley Conference tournament was tremendous. The fun and excitement carried over into a tremendous championship game between Murray State and Belmont. The lead went back and forth, both teams made big play after big play. With his team down two, Taylor Barnette did this: I love college basketball: https://t.co/2l6TXheBqu — OHB (@ohholybutt) March 8, 2015 That beautiful...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont Secures the First NCAA Tournament Bid with this Shot

The Ohio Valley Conference tournament was tremendous. The fun and excitement carried over into a tremendous championship game between Murray State and Belmont. The lead went back and forth, both teams made big play after big play. With his team down two, Taylor Barnette did this: I love college basketball: https://t.co/2l6TXheBqu — OHB (@ohholybutt) March 8, 2015 That beautiful...
Via The Student Section
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont-Murray St. Preview

Cameron Payne's heroics have kept Murray State's NCAA Tournament hopes alive, but a dramatic ending also did the same for Belmont's. Payne and the No. 25 Racers go for a 26th straight win Saturday night against the upset-minded Bruins in the championship game of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Payne leads the conference with 20.3 points per game, and he's averaging 25.2 while...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont tops 2nd seed Eastern Kentucky, 53-52

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Evan Bradds sank two free throws with :26 left and Amanze Egekeze rebounded a Corey Walden miss with one second left in the game as No. 3 seed Belmont upset No. 2 seed Eastern Kentucky, 53-52 Friday night to earn a date with top-seeded Murray State in the Ohio Valley Conference. The win ended the Colonels (19-11) quest for a second straight OVC tournament crown...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont rolls into OVC semis with 97-64 victory over EIU

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Craig Bradshaw made five 3-pointers on his way to 23 points and third-seeded Belmont overwhelmed sixth-seeded Eastern Illinois 97-64 in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Thursday night. Belmont will take on No. 2 seed Eastern Kentucky on Friday night. Evan Bradds and Nick Smith, the latter with four 3-pointers, scored 14 points each...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradshaw has 23; Belmont races past Tennessee St. 88-62

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Craig Bradshaw hit 6 of 11 from long range and totaled 23 points as Belmont ran past Tennessee State 88-62 on Saturday. Belmont (19-10, 11-5), which has won four straight games, leads the Ohio Valley Conference East standings going into the conference tournament set to begin March 4. Taylor Barnette was also sharp from beyond the arc, making 4 of 8 as Belmont...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont beats Tennessee Tech 88-82

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Craig Bradshaw scored 17 points and Evan Bradds had 16 points with nine rebounds as Belmont beat Tennessee Tech 88-82 on Saturday night. Reese Chamberlain, Taylor Barnette and Nick Smith added 14 points apiece for the Bruins (17-10, 9-5 Ohio Valley Conference). Bradshaw sank a 3-pointer early in the first half to help Belmont to a 15-6 start and the Bruins...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont rallies past Eastern Kentucky 66-61

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Craig Bradshaw scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Belmont to a 68-61 win over Eastern Kentucky on Thursday night. Taylor Barnette added 11 points and Caleb Chowbay 10 for the Bruins (17-10, 9-5 Ohio Valley), who trailed 35-29 at the half. Belmont hit 6 of its 11 3-pointers and went 11 of 14 from the line in the second half to rally past the Colonels...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont snaps 3-game skid with 58-57 win over Morehead St.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Mack Mercer scored a career-high 17, and Evan Bradds converted a three-point play with 11 seconds left to lift Belmont over Morehead State 58-57 on Saturday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. Mercer, whose previous best was eight points, scored 10 in the second half and made 7 of 11 field goals overall. Bradds finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacksonville State edges Belmont 72-70

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) D.J. Felder scored 19 points to lead Jacksonville State to a 72-70 win over Belmont on Wednesday night to snap a five-game skid. Darion Rackley contributed 16 points and Jamal Hunter added 10 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks for Jacksonville State (10-17, 3-9 Ohio Valley). The win knocked Belmont (15-10, 7-5) out of first place in the conference's...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont rolls over Jacksonville State 103-82

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Evan Bradds scored 19 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds, his teammates made 17 of 24 3-pointers, and Belmont rolled over Jacksonville State 103-82 on Thursday. Amanze Egekeze scored a career-high 16 points, Craig Bradshaw and Nick Smith had 15 apiece, and Reece Chamberlain scored 11 with eight assists for Belmont (14-7, 6-2 Ohio Valley Conference...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont uses big second half to beat Tennessee St.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nick Smith had 12 points, and Craig Bradshaw scored eight of his 11 during Belmont's decisive second-half run and the Bruins beat Tennessee State 63-55 on Sunday night. Reece Chamberlain had 10 points and five assists for Belmont (13-7, 5-2 Ohio Valley) and Evan Bradds grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds. Two free throws by Xavier Richards gave Tennessee State...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont rallies to beat UT Martin 70-64

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Evan Bradds scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Craig Bradshaw added 21 points, including 3 of 6 3-pointers, and Belmont rallied to beat UT Martin 70-64 on Thursday night. Reece Chamberlain added 14 for the Bruins (12-7, 4-2 Ohio Valley), who shot 8 of 28 from distance. Belmont led 10-7 after a 3 by Taylor Barnette, but UT Martin pulled ahead on a 16...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont rolls to 89-83 victory over Austin Peay

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Evan Bradds scored 22 points, Craig Bradshaw chipped in 20 and Belmont rolled to an 89-83 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday night. Bradds was 8 of 8 from the floor and 6 of 7 from the line. Bradshaw finished on 9-of-16 shooting and had six assists and three steals. Taylor Barnette scored 14 points, Tyler Hadden had 13 and Reece Chamberlain seven points...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont coach Rick Byrd win away from 700 for his career

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The big number Belmont basketball coach Rick Byrd wants to reach is six. Yet with a career record of 699-361 in 34 seasons, he can understand why people are focused on his 700th victory, rather than his goal of guiding the Bruins to their sixth straight regular-season championship in the Ohio Valley Conference. Byrd is overtly aware of what his own record is...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradshaw leads Belmont past SE Missouri St, 78-77

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Craig Bradshaw scored 25 points and Reece Chamberlain had 10 points, nine rebounds and nine assists to help Belmont hold off a late rally by Southeast Missouri State for a 78-77 win in the Ohio Valley opener for both teams on Thursday. Bradshaw made 10 of 15 field goals, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range, and Evan Bradds added 14 points for Belmont (9-5)...
Via AP on Fox
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont beats Fairfield 73-61

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Craig Bradshaw scored 15 points, Evan Bradds added 13 and Belmont beat Fairfield 73-61 on Saturday afternoon to snap a three-game losing skid. Nick Smith had 12 points and Amanze Egekeze chipped in 11 for the Bruins (8-4). Reece Chamberlain grabbed 11 rebounds. Belmont led 29-27 at the half but made eight-straight points after the break to pull away. The Stags...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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