NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball student-athletes Michael Benkert (Greenwood, Ind.) and Tate Pierson (Brentwood, Tenn.) will be taking over various Belmont Instagram accounts during the Bruins' trip to UCLA this weekend.
Benkert will be producing content for the official men's basketball Instagram account - @belmont_mbb - while Pierson will be producing content for the general Belmont Athletics' Instagram account - @gobelmontbruins.
Belmont fans are invited to share and interact throughout the journey.
Tip-off for Belmont-UCLA is set for 4 p.m. CT Saturday.
Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason invitations 12 of the last 13 seasons, including seven automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 16 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 RPIs eight consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont is one of only nine NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games 13 consecutive seasons (BYU, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, San Diego State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 16 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is one of only three NCAA Division I programs to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence.