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Super Cool Clemson Fans Stormed The Court After Beating Belmont In The NIT

Getty ImageRelevant. The Clemson Tigers overcame a late deficit last night to defeat the Belmont Bruins 73-68 and advance to the semifinals of the NIT, and they’ll face the winner of tonight’s game between SMU and Cal next week. However, you’d think that the Tigers had just won the NIT Championship after fans stormed the court at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum to celebrate...
Via With Leather
March 26, 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...
Via RealGM
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...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 01, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  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...
Via Run the Floor
November 18, 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...
Via Online Sports Guys
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Belmont's 3-point shooting has Wildcats on alert

Belmont coach Rick Byrd hated the 3-point rule when it was first approved, and insisted he would have voted against it had he had the option 27 years ago. Now it's the main reason his 11th-seeded Bruins are the trendy pick to knock off sixth-seeded Arizona when they open play Thursday in the NCAA tournament's West region. Byrd says he's conservative when it comes to...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

First Look: Belmont

Arizona will face the 11th seeded Belmont Bruins on Thursday. Here is a quick look at what Belmont did this season.
Via arizona.scout.com
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Belmont 85, E. Kentucky 74

Ian Clark scored 21 points as Belmont shot a blistering 67.4 percent, including 73.3 percent from beyond the arc, to defeat Eastern Kentucky 85-74 Saturday night and remain undefeated in Ohio Valley Conference play. Despite the Bruins' efficiency, hitting 31 of 46 field goals and 11 of 15 from beyond the arc, they saw the Colonels rally from a 15-point deficit to get to 75-71...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Belmont making waves in college hoops

NASHVILLE From his Curb Event Center office, Rick Byrd has a bird's-eye view of the goings-on in the hip neighborhood that starts Belmont Boulevard. Photos and plaques and things of personal importance line the walls and dot the desk. Here and there are this and that from country music star Vince Gill, a huge Belmont men's basketball supporter and Byrd confidante and golfing...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Beware Of Belmont

The Belmont Bruins will stroll into Allen Fieldhouse Saturday night and for Kansas and coach Bill Self, taking them lightly would be the worse thing they could do against a team that might be perceived differently if the names on the front of their jerseys look more familiar.
Via kansas.scout.com
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Clark, Belmont defeat Maryville (Mo.) 88-49

Ian Clark scored 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting - including 4 of 4 from beyond the arc - and Belmont took care of business in an 88-49 romping over Division II Maryville (Mo.) Tuesday night. Both teams were scoreless through the game's first 2:50 before Clark drained a 3-pointer, sparking a 16-4 run. Belmont (2-0) outrebounded the Saints 32-25, forced Maryville to a 23 to 9 turnover...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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