From Belmont Sports Information
Nashville, Tn – Belmont University men’s basketball returns to game action Thursday versus Tennessee State.
The Bruins defeated Austin Peay, 93-68, Feb. 8th. Senior J.J. Mann (Smyrna, Ga.) scored a game-high 28 points en route to OVC Player of the Week honors.
Belmont and Tennessee State had five All-OVC selections last season (Bruins: Ian Clark, Kerron Johnson; Tigers: Patrick Miller, Robert Covington, Kellen Thornton).
Thursday’s game features six players from the Nashville area (Belmont: Bradshaw, Chamberlain, Chowbay, Mobley; Tennessee State: Graham, Queary).
Belmont hosts TSU Thursday in OVC showdown (Mateen Sidiq Nashville Sports Network)
Former Bruin point guard and current Columbia State head coach Brian Collins (’06) served as a graduate assistant and director of basketball operations at Tennessee State from 2007-09.
This marks the 22nd meeting between Belmont and Tennessee State. The Bruins hold a 9-1 series lead in the NCAA era, which includes a 79-65 victory at the Tigers earlier this season.
Tip-off is set for 8:00pm CT from the Curb Event Center. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU and the WatchESPN app.
The live play-by-play of Voice of the Bruins Kevin Ingram can be heard on the Bruin Sports Network and 104.5 The Zone. In-game updates will be available on Twitter @BelmontMBB.
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