Bruins dominate OVC awards

Belmont men's basketball picked to win OVC East (Image 1)
Belmont men's basketball picked to win OVC East (Image 1)

After leading Belmont to its 7th conference title in 8 years, Belmont's Rick Byrd was named the Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year Tuesday.

Byrd has his Bruins 23-8 this season, 14-2 in the OVC.  He ranks 8th among active coaches with 686 career victories.

Bruins senior guard JJ Mann is the league's Player of the Year. Mann is averaging 18 points a game this season and is only 31 points shy of the school's single season scoring record set by Ian Clark just a year ago.

Sophomore Craig Bradshaw was named second team all-conference. 

The Bruins earned a double-bye in the OVC Tournament and play in the semi-finals Friday at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.

 

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