January 31, 2014

Men's Basketball Faces Tennessee Tech Saturday

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball returns to game action Saturday night at Tennessee Tech. 

The Bruins defeated Morehead State, 76-73, Wednesday, closing the game on a 10-0 run over the final 1:11. Senior J.J. Mann (Smyrna, Ga.) hit the game-winning shot with 12 seconds left.

Mann and Tennessee Tech forward Dennis Ogbe were each named Capital One Academic All-District Thursday. Both are also among 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award.

Belmont head coach Rick Byrd served as an assistant coach at Tennessee Tech from 1980-83.

This marks the 13th meeting between Belmont and Tennessee Tech. The Bruins have won the three previous meetings, including 64-62 in Nashville Jan. 4.

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast live on the OVC Digital Network. The live play-by-play of Voice of the Bruins Kevin Ingram can be heard on the Bruin Sports Network. In-game updates will be available on Twitter @BelmontMBB.

Game Notes - Belmont at Tennessee Tech