|Published:||Mar 04, 2012 3:26 AM EST|
|Updated:||Mar 05, 2012 6:15 AM EST|
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Ian Clark scored 16 points and Blake Jenkins had 15 to lead Belmont, which rallied from a 13-point first-half deficit to beat Florida Gulf Coast 83-69 in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament championship game Saturday night.
Belmont (27-7) advanced to the NCAA tournament with a 14-game winning streak following their fifth conference tournament championship in seven years, including the last two. But the Bruins are leaving the Atlantic Sun for the Ohio Valley Conference on July 1.
Brett Comer scored 20 points for Florida Gulf Coast, which led the tournament's top seed 35-22 in the first half. Filip Cvjeticanin had 13 points, all in the first half, and Kevin Cantinol also had 13 for the Eagles (15-17).
The Eagles' Sherwood Brown & Brett Comer were named to the All-Tournament Team.
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