Murfreesboro, TN ( 12/13)…………
The Belmont Bruins open a stretch of five games in nine days beginning with their game tonight against Middle Tennessee. Belmont is coming off a win at home on December 6th against Tennessee State, 75-62.
The Bruins are the reigning Atlantic Sun Conference regular season champions and tournament champions. They bring a 6-2 overall record, and a 2-0 conference record into the game. Belmont is leading the ASC conference with wins against Kennesaw State and Mercer.
Belmont currently had a four game winning streak against Middle, which includes a 3 point victory less than a month ago here in Murfreesboro.
The US Marine Corp Reserve was on hand to accept unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. These toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.
MT is currently one of the hottest offensive teams in the nation, leading the country in field goal percentage (.535) as of the NCAA December 11th. They are ranked in the top 45 in five other categories.
Tonight’s win was the 300th for coach Kermit Davis, who is in his 10th season at the helm of the Blue Raiders.
Middle Tennessee is the only Sun Belt program to have its men’s and women’s team receive a first round bye in the conference tournament in the last two years.