NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Senior J.J. Mann scored 21 points to lead Belmont to an 87-83 victory over Lipscomb in a season opener Friday night.
The rivalry between two schools only three miles apart in Nashville produced a tight game, with the lead changing nine times.
New Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander was going against his old mentor in Belmont coach Rick Byrd. Alexander spent 16 years as Byrd's assistant at Belmont and was a standout player for the Bruins from 1992-95.
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