Atlanticsun.org
A-Sun Postseason Basketball Resume: Belmont Bruins

Thursday, March 08, 2012

MACON, Ga. - After completing the 2011-12 Atlantic Sun Conference Basketball season, several men's and women's teams have positioned themselves for postseason play. Here is the body of work by the Belmont men's team:

Belmont Bruins (27-7, 16-2 A-Sun – 1st):
Results | Stats | Home Page

Post-Season Event: NCAA Tournament

Good Wins:
• vs. Marshall - No. 67 RPI (79-74 – Dec. 29) | Recap
• vs./at Mercer – T-2nd in the A-Sun (82-78 – Dec. 3) | Recap  | (62-61 – Feb. 25) | Recap
• vs. USC Upstate – T-2nd in the A-Sun (88-79, Feb. 20) | Recap
• at/vs. ETSU – T-4th in the A-Sun (82-70 – Jan. 23) | Recap | (80-58, Feb. 18) | Recap

Key Players:
• Kerron Johnson –  First-Team All-Conference, Tournament MVP, (14.1 ppg, 5.2 apg, 3.1 rpg, )
• Ian Clark –  Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-Conference (12.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.3 apg)
• Mick Hedgepeth – Second Team All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, Lowe's Senior CLASS Finalist (9.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, .534 FG%)
• Drew Hanlen – First-Team All-Conference, Academic All-Conference (10.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.8 apg, .481 3FG%)

Notables:

• Won fifth A-Sun Tournament in seven years; only men's team in A-Sun history to win five A-Sun Tournament titles
• Recorded 18.5 point margin of victory in their current 14-game winning streak
• Regular season and tournament champions
• Won at least 14 conference games the last seven years
• Tallied at least 20 wins six times in the last seven years
• Nationally, Belmont ranks in the Top 50 in several statistical categories: 4th in Scoring Offense (81.5), 9th in Assist to Turnover Ratio (1.4), 5th in Assists Per Game (17.4), 17th in Field Goal Percentage (48.4), 41st in Free Throw Percentage (73.7), 8th in Scoring Margin (14.2), 11th in Three-Point Field Goals Per Game (8.8), 38th in Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (37.8), and 27th in Won-Loss Percentage (79.4).

Follow Atlantic Sun Basketball on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.