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Belmont rallies to capture Atlantic Sun tournament championship, return to the NCAAs

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

MACON, Ga. — 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 cruised past FGCU in the second half. (AP Photo/Jason Vorhees)

Belmont (27-7) outscored Florida Gulf Coast 44-27 in the second half, downing the sixth-seeded Eagles and ending their surprise run to the Atlantic Sun championship game.

The Bruins 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 Belmont is 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).

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