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A quick glance at Belmont, Kentucky’s first-round opponent

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BELMONT

Location: Nashville

Enrollment: 7,282

Nickname: Bruins

School colors: navy blue and red

Head coach: Cameron Newbauer (79-49 in fourth season at Belmont). He was a Georgia assistant coach from 2008-12 and a Louisville assistant in 2013. He was named OVC Coach of the Year.

Conference: Ohio Valley Conference (Bruins went undefeated in conference play, winning the regular-season title and tournament championship)

All-time series: UK leads 3-1

Most recent meeting: Kentucky won 71-55 on Dec. 14, 2014 at Memorial Coliseum.

Notables: The Bruins have won 25 of their last 26 games, with their last loss coming on Dec. 14 at Minnesota, 75-74. They are receiving votes in the Associated Press poll. Belmont’s 13 road wins during the regular season were second most in Division I behind only Connecticut’s 14 road victories. … Belmont led the OVC in scoring, field goal percentage and assists.

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