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OVC’s Belmont Bruins Basketball gives Virginia all they could handle in NCAA Tournament loss

 

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Belmont BruinsCharolotte, 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.

Belmont Bruins fall to Virginia late in NCAA Tournament. (BU Sports Information)

Belmont Bruins fall to Virginia late in NCAA Tournament. (BU Sports Information)

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OVC’s Tennessee State Lady Tigers loses to Kentucky Wildcats in NCAA Tournament

 

Tennessee State Sports Information

Tennessee State TigersLexington, 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 Women's Basketball loses to Kentucky in NCAA Tournament. (Sam Jordan / TSU Athletics)

Tennessee State Women’s Basketball loses to Kentucky in NCAA Tournament. (Sam Jordan / TSU Athletics)

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Tennessee State Women’s Basketball heads to Lexington to face Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

 

Tennessee State Sports Information

Tennessee State TigersNashville, 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.

Tennessee State Lady Tigers take on Kentucky in opening round of NCAA Tournament. (TSU Sports Information)

Tennessee State Lady Tigers take on Kentucky in opening round of NCAA Tournament. (TSU Sports Information)

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Instant Peay Play: What a difference a year has made for youthful APSU Baseball Governors

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – An old saying in college sports is ‘a good thing about freshmen is that they become sophomores’ and the 2015 Austin Peay State University baseball team is living up to that adage.

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.

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Baseball. (APSU Sports Information)

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OVC’s Belmont Bruins to face Virginia Cavaliers in NCAA Basketball Tournament

 

Belmont Sports Information

Belmont BruinsNashville, 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.

Belmont Bruins Basketball head to NCAA Tournament to face Virginia in Charlotte, NC. (BU Sports Information)

Belmont Bruins Basketball head to NCAA Tournament to face Virginia in Charlotte, NC. (BU Sports Information)

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Tennessee State Lady Tigers defeat UT Martin Skyhawks 64-60 to win OVC Championship

 

Tennessee State TigersNashville, 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.

Tennessee State Women's Basketball win OVC Women's Basketball Tournament. (OVC)

Tennessee State Women’s Basketball win OVC Women’s Basketball Tournament. (OVC)

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Murray State Racers hold off Morehead State to make it to OVC Tournament Championship game

 

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Murray State RacersNashville, 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.

Murray State Men's Basketball escapes Morehead State to advance to OVC Tournament Championship. (OVC)

Murray State Men’s Basketball escapes Morehead State to advance to OVC Tournament Championship. (OVC)

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Tennessee State Lady Tigers Basketball moves on to OVC Tournament Championship with win over SIU Edwardsville

 

Tennessee State TigersNashville, 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.

Tennessee State Women's Basketball makes it to the OVC Tournament Championship with win over SIUE Friday night. (Sam Jordan / TSU Athletics)

Tennessee State Women’s Basketball makes it to the OVC Tournament Championship with win over SIUE Friday night. (Sam Jordan / TSU Athletics)

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UT Martin Women’s Basketball beats Belmont 71-65 to advance to OVC Tournament Championship

 

UT Martin SkyhawksNashville, 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.

UT Martin's Ashia Jones scored a game-high 39 points to lead the Skyhawks past Belmont. (OVC)

UT Martin’s Ashia Jones scored a game-high 39 points to lead the Skyhawks past Belmont. (OVC)

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APSU Governors Basketball loses to Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSULas 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.

Khalil Davis named to all-tourney team after 25-point effort (Brad Kirtley/APSU Sports Information)

Khalil Davis named to all-tourney team after 25-point effort (Brad Kirtley/APSU Sports Information)

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