Belmont University men’s basketball has been named the preseason favorite to defend its Atlantic Sun Conference regular season and tournament titles. The Bruins, who have represented the Atlantic Sun Conference in each of the last three NCAA Tournaments, return nine key contributors to a team that came within an eyelash of defeating three-time National Champion Duke in the 2008 NCAA Tournament. Belmont received top billing from both the conference coaches and media members. The Bruins garnered first-place votes from seven of the 11 head coaches and 25 of the 33 voting media members. Click here for more on this story.