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Belmont men warm up to NIT

Belmont’s J.J. Mann has re-evaluated the Bruins’ postseason situation and concluded they aren’t in such a bad predicament after all. Prior to the start of the National Invitation Tournament, Mann and several teammates admitted to being discouraged about missing out on their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament. But after winning at Green Bay 80-65 on Tuesday and advancing to...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Mann Headlines Ohio Valley Awards

J.J. Mann of Belmont has been named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year. Joining Mann on the All-OVC First Team are Glenn Cosey, Patrick Miller, Cameron Payne and Tyler Stone. Payne was also named OVC Freshman of the Year. On the All-OVC Second Team are Sherman Blanford, Jarekious Bradley, Craig Bradshaw, Angelo Warner and Jarvis Williams. Joining Payne, Williams and Bradley...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cinderella Series: Belmont Bruins

This time of year it never hurts to have a signature accomplishment on your résumé, and that is just what Belmont has. Last November, the Bruins walked into Chapel Hill and dusted the North Carolina Tar Heels 83-80 on a late three pointer. Granted, the Bruins’ victory was spun as being more about UNC’s deficiencies than Belmont’s propensity to win big games. However, the...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mann, Bradshaw lead Belmont past E Illinois 82-63

J.J. Mann scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half and Craig Bradshaw finished with 20 points as Belmont pulled away from Eastern Illinois for an 82-63 win Thursday night. Reece Chamberlain had a career-high 11 assists while Drew Windler scored 16 points and Blake Jenkins added 15 in the win. Belmont (21-8, 12-2), which stayed atop the Ohio Valley Conference's East Division...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Belmont edges Tennessee State 73-71

Reece Chamberlain scored a career-high 19 points and tied a career-best with six assists as Belmont avoided an upset with a 73-71 victory over Tennessee State Thursday night. An 11-3 run pulled Tennessee State within two points, 67-65 with 2:46 to play. Chamberlain scored four points and J.J. Mann added two in the closing minutes to seal it for the Bruins. Belmont (20-8, 11-2 Ohio...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Belmont trounces Austin Peay 90-68

J.J. Mann scored 28 points with four rebounds and three steals as Belmont buried Austin Peay 90-68 on Saturday. Reece Chamberlain had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Bruins (19-8, 10-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Evan Bradds came off the bench to score 12 points and Blake Jenkins had 11. Belmont hit 53 percent from the field overall and 91 percent from the line. A Mann 3-pointer...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Belmont survives against Murray State 99-96

J.J. Mann and Blake Jenkins each scored 25 points as Belmont beat Murray State 99-96 in a battle of Ohio Valley Conference West and East division leaders on Thursday night. Belmont (18-8, 9-2) and Murray State (13-9, 8-2) were locked at 45 at intermission, but Belmont pulled away to a 76-65 lead with 10 minutes to play in the second period. Belmont maintained that spread going into...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Belmont scores final 10; beat Morehead St. 76-73

J.J. Mann scored 22 points, including a layup with 12 seconds to play, as Belmont scored the final 10 points of the game to beat Morehead State 76-73 Wednesday night. Morehead State (14-9, 5-3 Ohio Valley) took a 69-62 lead on a Luka Pajkovic layup with 3:55 remaining. Mann hit a 3 before Drew Kelly hit two free throws to push the Eagles' lead back to six about 1 1/2 minutes...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Belmont scores last 9 points; tops Fairfield 62-53

J.J. Mann scored 15 points, including a key 3-pointer to break a tie at 53, as Belmont beat Fairfield 62-53 on Monday. Mann's game-changing basket started a 9-0 Belmont run to close out the game. Mann and Craig Bradshaw combined to make 4 of 4 free throws in the final minute. Reece Chamberlain had 13 points and Bradshaw added 12 points for Belmont (14-7). The Bruins defense...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Belmont gets a win over Tennessee State 79-65

J.J. Mann scored 17 points and Tennessee State could not overcome a lackluster first half in losing to the Bruins 79-65 on Saturday night. Craig Bradshaw poured in 14 points and Evan Bradds added 13. Reece Chamberlain and Drew Windler scored 12 and 11, respectively. Tennessee State (2-19, 1-6 Ohio Valley Conference) made just 7 of 22 from the field in the first half as Belmont...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Belmont rolls past UT Martin 87-72

Craig Bradshaw scored 22 points and J.J. Mann added 19 to lead Belmont as it rolled past Tennessee-Martin 87-72 on Saturday, remaining unbeaten in conference play. Bradshaw went 5 of 5 from the line and sank 8 of 12 from the field to help the Bruins hit 62.8 percent overall. Evan Bradds came off the bench to score 18 points with five rebounds for the Bruins (12-6, 4-0 Ohio Valley...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Belmont cruises to 107-94 win over SE Missouri

J.J. Mann scored 25 points, Craig Bradshaw added 24 and Belmont cruised to a 107-94 victory over Southeast Missouri on Thursday night. Belmont combined to make 17 3-pointers after shooting 65.4 percent behind the arc, and made 38 of 60 (63.3 percent) from the floor. The Bruins (11-6, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference) also finished with 19 points off turnovers, compared to Southeast Missouri...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Belmont beats Jacksonville St. 78-67

Craig Bradshaw scored 18 points and J.J. Mann added 16 for Belmont as the Bruins shot over 60 percent from the floor to beat Jacksonville State 78-67 on Thursday night. Blake Jenkins scored 12 points and Evan Bradds and Drew Windler both added 10 for Belmont (9-6, 1-0 Ohio Valley Conference). The Bruins shot 63.8 percent from the floor (30 of 47) and made 7 of 11 from behind the...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Belmont defeats Middle Tennessee 70-58

JJ Mann had a career-high 32 points as Belmont defeated Middle Tennessee 70-58, ending the Blue Raiders home winning streak at 33 games Tuesday night. Middle Tennessee had the nation's longest regular-season home winning streak. Belmont (8-2) came out hot, taking an 18-4 lead midway of the first period as Middle Tennessee (6-2) went scoreless for 7:39. The Blue Raiders (6-2...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Belmont defeats Brescia 102-68

Drew Windler was 7 of 7 from the field and scored 18 points Tuesday night as Belmont defeated Brescia of the NAIA 102-68. Windler was 4 of 4 from behind the arc as the Bruins (7-1) shot 61.8 percent (42 of 68) from the floor and outscored Brescia by 28 points in the first half. Brescia improved dramatically in the second half and committed just seven turnovers compared to 12 in...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Bradshaw leads Belmont to 85-75 win over Hofstra

Craig Bradshaw scored 24 points, shooting 4 of 8 from 3-point range, to lead Belmont 85-75 over Hofstra to win the Hall of Fame Tipoff Tournament Championship Sunday night. J.J. Mann had 22 points, Drew Windler added 12 and Belmont (6-1) shot 44.4 percent as a team from behind the 3-point arc. Hofstra (2-4) surged ahead on a 12-2 run to start the game, and Stephen Nwaukoni'...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Game of the Night; Game of the Night - November 18

Belmont 83, North Carolina 80 (73 possessions) Belmont shot 15-37 from three and North Carolina made just 22 of their 48 free throws as Belmont pulled off the upset, becoming the first non conference team to beat UNC at Chapel Hill in 8 years. JJ Mann scored a career high 28 points, including the game winning three pointer to give the Bruins an 81-80 lead with just 13 seconds left...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Belmont upsets No. 12 North Carolina

J.J. Mann had rehearsed hitting a game-winning shot so many times before. When the ball came his way late against No. 12 North Carolina, the senior didn't squander the chance to give Belmont a stunning road upset.
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Pesky Belmont Continues Being Pesky

((HT: ACC Sports))Belmont is always one of those teams that, in the post-season tournament, you can pick in one of those 5-12 games and be fairly confident in picking the Bruins as a 12...Sunday in Chapel Hill was one of those reasons you can be confident in picking them in March...Belmont goes into UNC and knocks off the Tarheels, 83-80...The key highlight at the end of the reel...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Belmont squeaks by Indiana State 96-95

J.J. Mann scored 23 points and Belmont scored 63 second-half points in a come-from-behind effort to beat Indiana State 96-95 on Thursday night. Indiana State led at the half 49-33, but Belmont opened the second half outscoring the Sycamores 31-15 and tying the score at 64 with 10 minutes to play. Indiana St. never regained the lead, but got to within one point with a 3-pointer by...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Belmont squeaks by Indiana State 96-95

J.J. Mann scored 23 points and Belmont scored 63 second-half points in a come-from-behind effort to beat Indiana State 96-95 on Thursday night. Indiana State led at the half 49-33, but Belmont opened the second half outscoring the Sycamores 31-15 and tying the score at 64 with 10 minutes to play. Indiana St. never regained the lead, but got to within one point with a 3-pointer by...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Belmont beats Lipscomb, 87-83

Senior J.J. Mann scored 21 points to lead Belmont to an 87-83 victory over Lipscomb in a season opener Friday night. Drew Windler had 16 points and was 4 for 4 from 3-point range. Reece Chamberlain added 14 points. Blake Jenkins had 10 points and led the team with nine rebounds. The rivalry between two schools only three miles apart in Nashville produced a tight game, with the...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Belmont eyes upper-echelon of mid-major programs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. It might have been a change of conference, but the results were much the same last season for Belmont mens basketball. After dominating the Atlantic Sun for a decade, the Bruins moved to the Ohio Valley Conference, where they continued their ascent into becoming one of the top mid-major programs in the country by winning both the regular season and tournament championships...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Belmont eyes upper-echelon of mid-major programs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. It might have been a change of conference, but the results were much the same last season for Belmont mens basketball. After dominating the Atlantic Sun for a decade, the Bruins moved to the Ohio Valley Conference, where they continued their ascent into becoming one of the top mid-major programs in the country by winning both the regular season and tournament championships...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

#81 Belmont Bruins: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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