If there were any lingering doubts that the old Battle of the Boulevard – a major event back in the days when Belmont and Lipscomb were perennial NAIA powers – was no longer as meaningful as it once was, Saturday’s A-Sun Tournament final should have vaporized them. The two schools, both recent arrivals to NCAA Division I, shared the conference title in the regular season. Then they advanced to the tournament championship. The title game – a taut, overtime thriller that could have had any of about four different endings – is one they’ll talk about for a long time. – Randy Horick, writing in this week’s Nashville Scene.
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