NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kerron Johnson chose Belmont over Murray State when picking his college. On Saturday night, that decision came back to haunt the Racers.
The senior guard hit the tying shot to force overtime then a 10-foot pull-up jumper with 1.2 seconds left in the extra period as Belmont capped its first season in the Ohio Valley Conference by beating league power Murray State 70-68 for the tournament championship.
"It was a very hard decision," Johnson said. "I just made the best decision I could at that time for me. It was Belmont, and I'm happy I made that choice."