09 March 2013

Belmont wins the 2013 OVC Tournament in thrilling fashion over Murray State

Coach Rick Byrd cuts down the nets
We were all hoping for a memorable game between Belmont and Murray State in the 2013 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Final and that is certainly what we got thanks to heroics from a Bruin and a crucial blunder by a Racer as it was Belmont, who trailed for almost the entire game, who held off their opponents in a 70-68 overtime final. The heroics came from Bruins senior guard Kerron Johnson, who hit the game-tying shot to get this ballgame to OT and then he nailed the game-winner with less than a second left. The blunder came from Murray point guard Isiaiah Canaan, who committed a backcourt violation late in the second half that led to Johnson's winner.

Teams on the bubble can sleep easier tonight that Murray State did not snatch a bid. This is Belmont's first OVC title as it was their first season in the conference.

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