Belmont is just the second team in Ohio Valley Conference history to receive an at-large bid to March Madness.
The Bruins (26-5) lost to No. 12 seed Murray State in the OVC championship 77-65, but were given a second life in play-in game. Belmont enters Thursday’s contest with momentum after defeating Temple on Tuesday in the First Four.
Maryland also received an at-large big to the tournament after falling to Nebraska 69-61 in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on March 14.
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