The NCAA Tournament-bound Belmont Bruins men’s basketball team headed west today to San Diego, where they’ll play the UCLA Bruins in a first-round game Thursday afternoon. A large crowd gathered to send the Bruins off to “the Big Dance” in style.
Belmont (20-10, 15-5 Atlantic Sun) – winners of the Atlantic Sun Championship – received a 15 seed in the Oakland regional, and will play the Pac-10 Champion Bruins in San Diego Thursday at 3:55pm CT. The game will be televised in Nashville on the local CBS affiliate. CBS SportsLine has a game preview. To purchase official Belmont Bruins merchandise, visit the Belmont Bookstore online. Photos by university staff photographer Michael Krouskop, click images to enlarge.