Men's Basketball Returns to Action Against Kennesaw State
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont Basketball returns to game action following semester exams Thursday night against Kennesaw State.
The Bruins defeated Middle Tennessee State, 88-87, in double overtime on Dec. 7. Senior Jordan Campbell scored a career-high 24 points on 8-for-14 three-point shooting to lead Belmont.
Junior Mick Hedgepeth continues to provide consistent production for the Bruins. The Crossville, Ala. native has seven double figure scoring games this year, including a season-high 19 points vs. Mercer Dec. 2. Hedgepeth leads Belmont in rebounding and ranks second on the team in scoring.
Belmont head coach Rick Byrd has utilized his deep and talented bench from the outset, and it has reaped major dividends. The Bruins have 10 players averaging double figure minutes, with an 11th player (Blake Jenkins) averaging 9.9 minutes per game. No Bruin ranks in the Top 30 in the Atlantic Sun in minutes played per game.
Belmont has won seven of the previous nine meetings with Kennesaw State, including 74-42 this past February at the Curb Event Center.