The Belmont Bruins are advancing to the NCAA Tournament after knocking off the Murray State Racers in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
The top two seeds in the Ohio Valley Conference won their respective semifinal match ups and will square off in the championship game.
Another loss - their fourth in their last six games - has moved Murray State into "win the conference tournament or go home" territory.
The Ohio Valley's top two squads both went on the road tonight and turned in uncharacteristically bad performances, though both remain on pace to win their divisions.
Clemson transfer JT Sapp has found himself a snug new home at Murray State, and even though he can't play until after Thanksgiving, he is already providing the team with benefits.
The Racers trailed the Johnnies by double digits, but took advantage of a fast pace and came back to win it in the final six minutes.
The St. John's Red Storm men's basketball team returns to action Friday when the Murray State Racers face the Red Storm in the second round of the Charleston Classic (5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3).