The Belmont men’s basketball team opens its 2006-07 season tonight in the NIT Season Tip-Off in the Gaylord Entertainment Center when it plays UNC-Wilimington at 9:30 p.m. They will play again tomorrow evening in either the consolation game at 5 p.m. or the championship game at 8 p.m. Click here to read an article in The Tennessean about Belmont’s 2006-07 team.
Despite rallying from an early double-digit deficit to take a second half lead, Belmont fell to defending Colonial Athletic Association Champion UNC-Wilmington, 88-83, in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament from the Gaylord Entertainment Center.
Belmont (0-1) plays Fordham Tuesday evening in the NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. CST.
Belmont defeated Fordham Tuesday evening in the NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game 56-49. The game marked the first time in the NCAA era that Belmont won a game without a double-figure scorer. Four Bruins led the way with nine points a piece – Justin Hare, Shane Dansby, Matthew Dotson and Keaton Belcher.