Published March 03, 2012
| Sports Network
Macon, GA – Ian Clark scored 16 points to lead five Bruins in 69 win over Florida Gulf Coast in Sunday's championship game.
Kerron Johnson and Mick Hedgepeth each contributed double-doubles for Belmont (27-7), as Johnson poured in 14 points to go with 11 rebounds and Hedgepeth had 14 and 10.
Blake Jenkins added 15 points and Scott Saunders finished with 12 for the Bruins, who will make consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time since they played in three straight from 2006-08.
Brett Comer paced all scorers with 20 points for the Eagles (15-17), who received 13 apiece from Filip Cvjeticanin and Kevin Cantinol in defeat.