Men's Basketball Plays at Stetson Monday
DeLAND, Fla. - - Belmont men's basketball concludes a two-game road trip Monday at Stetson.
Belmont held FGCU to 37 percent shooting had and six double figure scorers in defeating the Eagles, 86-63, Feb. 11. Junior Ian Clark had 17 points and six assists for the Bruins.
As in the Jan. 14 meeting at the Curb Event Center, the Bruins will face three integral parts of Belmont's winning tradition - Casey Alexander, Roger Idstrom and Steve Drabyn.
Alexander, in his first year as Stetson head coach, spent the previous two decades as a member of the Belmont men's basketball program. First as a player for Coach Byrd and then as a 16-year assistant coach, Alexander is linked to Belmont's major achievements at the NAIA and NCAA Division I level.
Idstrom, now a Stetson assistant, spent the previous 11 seasons as an assistant coach at Belmont, and like Alexander, was a significant contributor to the Bruins' NCAA Tournament and Atlantic Sun Championship runs.
Drabyn, also on Alexander's staff, played for Coach Byrd from 2000-04, and ranks fifth on Belmont's NCAA era career scoring list with 1,237 points. He led the nation in free throw percentage in 2003, and was part of Belmont's 2004 team that defeated nationally-ranked Missouri and earned a berth in the Postseason NIT.
Belmont junior Ian Clark (Memphis, Tenn.) scored a career-high 31 points vs. Stetson (1/4/10). He would equal that mark a month later vs. North Florida (2/11/10). Belmont senior Mick Hedgepeth (Crossville, Ala.) scored a career-high 24 points vs. Stetson (1/14/12) on 11-for-12 shooting.
This marks the 25th meeting between Belmont and Stetson. The Bruins hold a 17-7 series lead, which includes victory earlier this season in Nashville.
Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CT. The live play-by-play of the Voice of the Bruins Kevin Ingram can be heard on the Bruin Sports Network. Live video streaming will be available via ASun.TV.