What looked like an early Belmont romp turned into a fight for survival down the stretch Thursday night against TSU.
After taking a double digit lead in the first half the Tigers stormed back to take their first lead in the second half.
Patrick Miller paced TSU with 23 points but Belmont was able to hold on down the stretch for a narrow 73-71 win.
The Bruins were led by J.J. Mann who scored 21 points helping Belmont grab its eighth 20 win season in the past 9 years.
Belmont is at the top of the OVC with an 11-2 record in conference while TSU sits at the bottom at 2-11.