Men's Basketball Faces Florida Gulf Coast Friday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont Basketball returns home to face Florida Gulf Coast Friday night. The Bruins suffered their first loss in 33 days Tuesday night at Lipscomb, 73-64. Junior Drew Hanlen led three Bruins in double figures with 12 points.
Sophomore Kerron Johnson has been one of many reasons for Belmont's fine play this season. The Huntsville, Ala. native leads the team in free throw attempts and has seven double figure scoring games. An intense defender as well, Johnson ranks among the league leaders in steals per game.
Belmont head coach Rick Byrd has utilized his deep and talented bench from the outset, and it has reaped major dividends. The Bruins have 11 players averaging double figure minutes, with a 12th player (Adam Barnes) having seen action in 19 games.
The Bruins defeated FGCU, 83-51, Jan. 3 in Fort Myers.
Members of both coaching staffs will wear sneakers rather than dress shoes during the game as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend, a collaborative initiative of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.