Topic: NCAA tournament
Charolotte, NC – Once again taking its customary seat at the March Madness table, Belmont University men’s basketball nearly orchestrated one of the most memorable outcomes in NCAA Tournament history, taking two-time defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Virginia to the limit before dropping a 79-67 decision Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Bruins, making their seventh NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 years, entered the field on the heels of dramatic, last-second victories over Eastern Kentucky and No. 25 Murray State in the OVC Tournament.
Tennessee State Sports Information
Lexington, KY - Brianna Lawrence poured in 16 points, but the Tennessee State women’s basketball team’s historic season ended, Friday, with a, 97-52, loss to Kentucky in the Opening Round of the NCAA Tournament.
Briana Morrow added 11 points for TSU (18-13), while UK (24-9) had six players finish in double-figures led by Linnae Harper’s 16.
The Lady Tigers shot 26 percent for the game (18-of-69) and had 26 turnovers. UK edged the Lady Tigers in rebounds, 52 to 34, and went to the free throw line 42 times.
Tennessee State Sports Information
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee State women’s basketball team earned a No. 15 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament and will travel to Lexington, KY to play No. 2 seeded Kentucky on Friday, March 20th at 1:30pm CT.
The Lady Tigers heard the news at an on-campus selection show party held for the team on Monday night. Up to that point, they had secured a spot in the “Big Dance” by virtue of earning the Ohio Valley Conference’s automatic-berth, but the seeding, opponent and location were unknown.
After a three-year run that saw two regular-season Ohio Valley Conference titles, three OVC tournament championships, three trips to the NCAA Tournament and an average of 40 wins per season, the Govs missed the post season in 2014 with a squad that featured 13 freshmen on its 33-man roster.
Belmont Sports Information
Nashville, TN – Belmont University men’s basketball will face national power Virginia (29-3) of the ACC Conference in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.
Belmont received a No. 15 seed and will face the second-seeded Cavaliers Friday from Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC.
Tip time, television and broadcast crew will be announced shortly.
Belmont (22-10) – making its seventh NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 years – will represent the Ohio Valley Conference for the second time in three years.
Nashville, TN – It took overtime, but the Tennessee State women’s basketball team was crowned Ohio Valley Conference Champions following a, 64-60, win over No. 1 seeded UT Martin on Saturday.
With the win, TSU is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995.
Brianna Lawrence led TSU with 22 points, 18 of which came after halftime. Her performance earned her OVC Tournament MVP honors following the game. Rachel Allen (13 points) and Chelsea Hudson (eight points) joined Lawrence on the All-OVC Tournament Team.
Murray State Sports Information
Nashville, TN – The Murray State Racers advanced to the finals of the Ohio Valley Conference men’s basketball championship Friday with an 80-77 win over the Morehead State Eagles at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Racers (27-4) have a date in the OVC title game Saturday at 6:00pm Central Time on ESPN2. MSU meets the Belmont Bruins who scored a 53-52 win over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in the second semifinal.
MSU extended the nation’s second-longest winning streak to 25 and also extended the OVC record.
However, this was no ordinary win for the Racers who haven’t lost since Thanksgiving.
Tennessee State Lady Tigers Basketball moves on to OVC Tournament Championship with win over SIU Edwardsville
Nashville, TN - On the 20th Anniversary of the Tennessee State women’s basketball team’s last OVC Championship Game appearance, the Lady Tigers are back again in 2015 after a 71-59 win over SIUE, Friday.
The TSU (17-12) post players were the team’s main offensive weapon, as Jayda Johnson (17), Chelsea Hudson (17) and Briana Morrow (11) all scored in double figures.
The Lady Tigers also had success shooting from outside and were 10-of-21 from beyond the arc. Those 10 triples were the second-most for the team this season.
Nashville, TN - For the fifth consecutive year the University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball team will compete for an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament championship and an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament after outlasting Belmont 71-65 in today’s semifinal showdown.
The Skyhawks (22-9) picked up the squad’s 18th consecutive victory while improving upon the team’s perfect OVC Tournament record under head coach Kevin McMillan at Municipal Auditorium. The top seeded Skyhawks advanced in the field after knocking off preseason favorite Belmont for the second time this season.
APSU Governors Basketball loses to Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational
Austin Peay Sports Information
Las Vegas, NV – Stephen F. Austin advanced to the third round of last March’s NCAA basketball tournament. Austin Peay State University found out why Friday.
The Lumberjacks, who return most of their players from a 32-winn 2013-14 team, shot 63 percent from the floor while limiting the Governors to only 42 percent shooting as APSU fell 83-62 in the upper division title game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational.
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