NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball returns to game action Saturday vs. Tennessee State.
The Bruins dropped a 91-80 overtime decision at Jacksonville State Thursday. It was a difficult result as Belmont played a vintage first half and led for the first 37 minutes of the game. Freshman Nick Muszynski (Pickerington, Ohio) had a career-high 23 points for Belmont. Muszynski has been named OVC Freshman of the Week three times this season.
Tennessee State head coach Brian Collins is a 2006 Belmont graduate, playing point guard for Belmont head coach Rick Byrd from 2002-06. Collins helped Belmont to the 2006 Atlantic Sun Conference Championship and the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
Former All-OVC players Ian Clark of Belmont and Robert Covington of Tennessee State are enjoying solid young careers in the NBA; Clark for the New Orleans Pelicans and Covington for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Two-time Belmont All-American Evan Bradds ('17) scored 22 points on 10-for-10 shooting and 2-for-2 free throw shooting vs. Tennessee State (2/25/17) in his final game at the Curb Event Center.
Belmont made an NCAA Division I era single-game record of 20 3-point field goals in last season's 84-59 victory over Tennessee State at the Curb Event Center.
This marks the 32nd meeting between Belmont and Tennessee State, 14th in OVC play. Belmont has won 16 of the last 19 meetings.
As a reminder to those planning to attend the remaining home basketball dates this season, Bernard Avenue and the 6th floor entrance to the Curb Garage are currently closed. Those who plan to park in the Curb Garage will need to access it via the 3rd floor entrance off 15th Avenue—please be patient as we expect traffic into and out of the garage to take more time. Fans are encouraged to park in the Johnson Center or Baskin Center.
Tennessee State at Belmont Game Notes