NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kerron Johnson scored 26 points to lead Belmont to a 78-71 win over Jacksonville State on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Belmont controlled much of the first half and never trailed after halftime. Jacksonville State cut the score to 47-45 on Ronnie Boggs' 3-pointer with 14:34 left in the second half, but the Bruins answered with a run of their own.
Clark's 3-pointer capped an 11-3 run for Belmont, giving it a 10-point advantage with 10:51 left to play. Jacksonville State cut the deficit to seven points, but did not pose much of a threat.
Bruce Weber's Kansas State team earned a share of the Big 12 title three years ago, but a lot has changed since then and the pressure is on.
NCAA title game hero Kris Jenkins said he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to Villanova for his senior season.
Andy Katz breaks down the likelihood of Villanova, Syracuse, North Carolina or Oklahoma making a run to the Final Four next season.
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