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Scanlon's shot sends Belmont past Murray State for OVC title

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Belmont first-year coach Casey Alexander's favorite number must be three.

Tyler Scanlon scored 17 points including a layup with three seconds remaining to give top-seeded Belmont a 76-75 victory over second-seeded Murray State on Saturday night in the championship game of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament.

Belmont (26-7) won its third OVC tournament and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. It was also the third consecutive time the teams have met in the title match. Murray State (23-9) had won the previous two.

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Leaders
Points: L. Smith18.0
Rebounds: G. Murphy11.3
Assists: G. Murphy5.7
FG%: N. Muszynski58.8%
FT%: L. Smith81.8%
3P%: L. Smith42.9%
Steals: L. Smith3.3
Blocks: N. Muszynski1.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga3-0
2 Baylor3-0
3 Iowa2-0
4 Wisconsin3-0
5 Illinois3-1
6 Duke1-1
7 Kansas2-1
8 Michigan State3-0
9 Creighton2-0
10 Houston3-0
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Baylor3-0
2 Gonzaga3-0
3 Villanova3-1
4 Virginia2-1
5 Kansas2-1
6 Iowa2-0
7 Wisconsin3-0
8 Duke1-1
9 Kentucky1-2
10 Illinois3-1
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Ohio Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Belmont 0-0 3-0
UT Martin 0-0 1-0
Eastern Kentucky 0-0 3-1
Jacksonville State 0-0 3-1
Austin Peay 0-0 2-1
SIUE 0-0 2-2
Murray State 0-0 1-1
Southeast Missouri State 0-0 1-1
Morehead State 0-0 1-3
Tennessee State 0-0 0-0
Eastern Illinois 0-0 0-3
Tennessee Tech 0-0 0-3
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 81.7 (72)
Rebounds: 8.7 (210)
Assists: 15.7 (88)
FG%: 50.8% (39)
FT%: 73.1% (97)
3P%: 30.9% (170)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.7 (122)
Rebounds: 27.3 (119)
Assists: 12.0 (117)
FG%: 42.1% (137)
FT%: 60.0% (46)
3P%: 26.0% (55)
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