NCAA March Madness 2013: Ian Clark represents a wealth of skill as a star for Belmont

Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

Clark's pedigree as a shooter ranks up there with the likes of Rotnei Clarke and Jordan Hulls.

If any mid-major player is going to win a game from beyond the three-point arc, Belmont's Ian Clark is the logical first candidate to choose.

The Bruins, regular season and tournament champions of the Ohio Valley Conference in their first year in the league, are one of the country's best three-point shooting teams, and Clark leads the charge. He was 99-of-214 from deep this season, a scary figure when an entire game (or entire tournament) can so easily turn on a few made threes in sequence.

Clark wasn't at his best in the OVC title game — a two-point overtime win over defending champion Murray State — but his 26 points in the semifinals against Tennessee State showed his ability to step up and make shots in tough situations. Belmont proved in the OVC title game it can beat good teams with limited resources; in the case of the OVC title game, Clark was not having his best day. He had 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting.

Still, Clark should be doing the bulk of the heavy lifting for the Bruins come tournament time.

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