Belmont University announced today an NCAA Tournament Watch Party for Thursday evening, March 21, in the Curb Event Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the game, which will be broadcast live on TNT, is scheduled to tip-off at 6:20 p.m. Central. Refreshments will be available while they last, and the Watch Party will include in-game promotions and giveaways. This event is free and open to the public.
On March 9, Belmont men’s basketball team defeated Murray State, 70-68, in overtime to claim the 2013 OVC Men’s Basketball Championship and earn an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. The victory marked win No. 1000 for the Belmont program, and the Bruins (26-6) will appear in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in eight years.
On Sunday, the team and their fans discovered their first opponent in the Big Dance will be the No. 6 seeded Arizona Wildcats during the annual nationally televised CBS “Selection Sunday” bracket broadcast. The Bruins, enjoying their highest NCAA seeding to date at No. 11, departed campus Tuesday morning for their flight to Salt Lake City, Utah where they’ll play Thursday’s second round game at the EnergySolutions Arena.
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