Belmont wins A-Sun, tourney bid
Bruins win fourth conference title in past six years
MACON, Ga. -- Mark Hedgepeth scored 23 points and had nine rebounds as top-seeded Belmont earned a berth in the NCAA tournament with an 87-46 victory against North Florida in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament championship game Saturday night.
Belmont (30-4) won its fourth Atlantic Sun title in six years and set the conference's record for most wins in a season. The Bruins, who previously won the tournament from 2006-08, also set the conference tournament mark for margin of victory.
Reserve Scott Saunders scored 15 points for Belmont, while Ian Clark added 10 points.
Brad Haugabrook had 10 points to lead North Florida (15-19), the tournament's seventh seed.