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Belmont beats Jacksonville St. 81-73, takes sole lead in OVC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Evan Bradds had 18 points on Wednesday night and Belmont took sole possession of first place in the conference after holding off Jacksonville State 81-73. Amanze Egekeze and Taylor Barnette added 15 points each for the Bruins (18-8, 10-2 Ohio Valley). Belmont used a 10-0 run to lead 76-64 with 2:50 left, and Jacksonville got no closer than eight the rest...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Belmont romps past Austin Peay, 76-58; goes to 5-0 in OVC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nick Smith scored 14 points off the bench and Belmont doubled-up Austin Peay in the first half en route to a 76-58 win over their in-state rivals Saturday night to remain undefeated in Ohio Valley Conference play. Taylor Barnette hit a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left in the first half to give Belmont a 46-23 advantage at intermission. Dylan Windler...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradds with 23 points, Belmont beats Murray State 81-73

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Evan Bradds scored 23 points with 10 rebounds and Belmont beat Murray State 81-73 on Thursday night for its fifth-straight victory. Bradds made 9 of 12 field goals. Mack Mercer scored 13 points, Taylor Barnette added 12 points and Craig Bradshaw 11 for the Bruins (12-6, 4-0 Ohio Valley). Bryce Jones had 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting to lead Murray State...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradds' double-double gets Belmont by Eastern Illinois 85-59

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Evan Bradds had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Belmont made 15 3-pointers in an 85-59 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday. Belmont scored 30 of the game's final 38 points to win its NCAA-best 31st straight conference home game. Ahead 55-51 with 11 minutes to play, Nick Smith, Dylan Windler and Kevin McClain each hit 3-pointers during a 13-0 run for...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Bradds leads Belmont to 85-77 win over SIU-Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) Evan Bradds had 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds, while Craig Bradshaw scored 22 to help Belmont beat SIU-Edwardsville 85-77 Wednesday night. Amanze Egekeze scored 14 and freshman Kevin McClain added a season-high 12 for Belmont (10-6, 2-0 Ohio Valley). SIU-Edwardsville (3-12, 0-3), which has lost five in a row, went scoreless over...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Buford's 20 lead Middle Tennessee over Belmont 83-62

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Perrin Buford had a season-high 20 points to go with seven rebounds on Thursday night and Middle Tennessee beat Belmont 83-62 to win its third straight. Middle Tennessee (7-2) pulled away early in the second half with a 17-7 run while holding Belmont (7-5) to one field goal over a 10-minute stretch. The Blue Raiders scored a season-high 46 points in the...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont breaks away from D-II Ouachita Baptist 80-54

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Mack Mercer scored a season-high 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting as Belmont, coming off an eight-day semester break, defeated Division II Ouachita Baptist 80-54 Tuesday night. Austin Luke and Evan Bradds combined for eight unanswered points just before halftime as Belmont (7-4) broke away from Ouachita Baptist to lead 25-20 at the break. Bradds finished with...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradds, Bradshaw lead Belmont to 93-84 win over Lipscomb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Evan Bradds finished with 27 points, eight rebounds and five assists while Craig Bradshaw scored 19 to lead Belmont past Lipscomb 93-84 Monday night. Bradds made 9 of 10 field goals and all nine of his free throw attempts. Austin Luke had 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists for Belmont (6-4) and Taylor Barnette scored 11. Josh Williams made a jumper...
Via AP on Fox
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont beats Lipscomb 105-89

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Taylor Barnette scored 22 points, Craig Bradshaw added 20, and Belmont beat Lipscomb 105-89 on Tuesday night. Barnette and Bradshaw both made six 3-pointers as Belmont (5-3) went 16 of 31 from beyond the arc and shot over 59 percent overall. Evan Bradds scored 19 points with 12 rebounds and five assists, Dylan Winder had 13 points and eight boards and Mack...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Collinsworth leads BYU to 95-81 win over Belmont

PROVO, Utah (AP) Kyle Collinsworth finished with 26 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to help BYU beat Belmont 95-81 on Saturday night. Nick Emery scored 27, Chase Fischer added 19 points and Kyle Davis had 11 with 14 rebounds for BYU (4-1). Emery and Fischer hit five 3-pointers apiece as the Cougars made 13 of 27 (48 percent) from behind the arc. Belmont (4-3) led 49-47 early...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont beats Kennesaw State 80-55

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) Evan Bradds, Amanze Egekeze and Craig Bradshaw scored 17 points apiece to help Belmont beat Kennesaw State 80-55 Tuesday. Egekeze and Bradshaw each grabbed eight rebounds and Bradshaw added five assists. Austin Luke had nine assists for Belmont (4-2). Bradshaw hit back-to-back 3s to cap a 14-4 run to put Belmont up 36-27 with 4:24 left in the first half and...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Belmont beats South Alabama 98-85

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) Evan Bradds scored a career-high 30 points on 14-of-15 shooting and Belmont made 69 percent of its shots in the second half for a 98-85 victory over South Alabama on Monday in the Legends Classic. Two free throws by Amanze Egekeze gave Belmont a 78-68 lead - the first double-digit advantage for either team - with 7:18 left. South Alabama scored the next five...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont beats Western Kentucky 90-85

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Evan Bradds had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Belmont beat Western Kentucky 90-85 on Wednesday night. Amanze Egekeze scored 15 points, Craig Bradshaw 13, and Austin Luke had nine points and a career-high 11 assists for Belmont (2-1). The Bruins had 21 assists on 29 field goals. The Hilltoppers led 35-27 after Anton Waters' jumper, but Nick Smith sank...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Belmont preseason favorite for to win OVC championship

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Belmont returns four starters from an Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship team, making it easy to pick the Bruins as the preseason favorite to win the OVC. The Bruins received 21 of a possible 24 first-place votes in voting released Tuesday before the OVC's media day. UT Martin received two first-place votes, while defending regular season champ...
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October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
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 The Student Section
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 Bloguin Best
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...
Via The Student Section
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 Bloguin Best
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
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