The Belmont Bruins are still dancing in the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Belmont defeated the Temple Owls 81-70 Tuesday in a clash between the East Region’s No. 11 seeds. Following their First Four victory in Dayton, Ohio, the Bruins will face the sixth-seeded Maryland Terrapins on Thursday in the round of 64.china nike nfl jerseys cheap
Kevin McClain (29 points, four rebounds, two assists) and Nick Muszynski (16 points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks) paced the victors, while leading scorer Dylan Windler contributed just five points with 14 rebounds and three steals.
Shizz Alston Jr. (21 points, five assists, three rebounds) spearheaded the attack for the Owls, but they were unable to overcome a late second-half surge from Belmont.
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The Ohio Valley Conference is not exactly known for getting at-large bids.
In fact, Belmont’s was the first for the league since Middle Tennessee earned one in 1987, and it was only necessary because potential top-three NBA draft pick Ja Morant went into takeover mode during the conference championship game. cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping Morant poured in 36 points and led Murray State to the victory over Belmont, forcing the Bruins to sweat out Selection Sunday.
One of the most difficult tasks the selection committee faces every year is comparing teams across conferences that play drastically different schedules. Teams like the Big Ten’s Indiana battle some of the best opponents in the country all season and would surely nfl cheap jerseys nike have finished with a sparkling record in Belmont’s Ohio Valley. But the Bruins also won significantly more games.
Belmont wouldn’t have gone 26-5 overall and 16-2 in league play if it consistently faced the likes of Michigan, nfl nike jerseys for cheap Michigan State and Purdue, but dominant records have to be rewarded at some point.
The Bruins’ sterling mark was, and they took the first step toward justifying their inclusion with the victory over Temple—earned even though their high-octane offense was not firing on all cylinders.