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COL BKB: Belmont 70, Murray State 68 (OT)

March 9, 2013 at 10:19 PM   |   Comments

NASHVILLE, March 9 (UPI) -- Kerron Johnson's jumper with 1.2 seconds left in overtime Saturday gave Belmont a 70-68 win over Murray State and an NCAA Tournament berth.

Johnson finished with 12 points and six assists for the Bruins (26-6, 14-2 OVC), who claimed the Ohio Valley Conference championship in the title game of the league's post-season tournament.

J.J. Mann added 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Belmont, which also reached the post-season each of the last two years while a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

The Racers (21-10, 10-6) got 23 points from Stacy Wilson.

Isaiah Canaan contributed 22 points, 10 assists and nine boards for Murray State, but also committed a costly late turnover that led to Johnson's game-winner.

Topics: Ron Johnson
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