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NCAA tournament qualifiers: Belmont, Florida Gulf Coast first two qualifiers

Kerron Johnson hit a 10-foot pull-up jumper with 1.2 seconds left, and Belmont capped its first season in the Ohio Valley Conference by beating league power Murray State 70-68 in overtime Saturday for the men’s basketball tournament title and a berth in the NCAA tournament field. The Bruins (26-6) had won five tournament championships in the Atlantic Sun. Belmont’s old conference determined its champion on Saturday as well. Florida Gulf Coast defeated Mercer 88-75 to win the Atlantic Sun tournament. Harvard defeated Cornell 65-56 to wrap up its third straight Ivy League title. – Associated Press



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