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'That team that almost beat Duke' still can't quite finish things off

Updated: August 6, 2009, 4:18 PM ET
By Kyle Whelliston | Special to ESPN.com

NASHVILLE -- The script was similar, almost to the point of plagiarism. The Belmont Bruins, perpetual feisty upstarts in dark blue uniforms, were standing toe-to-toe with another power conference opponent.

With a 10-0 run out of halftime, Belmont took control of its tilt with Tennessee, matching every second-stanza Vols run with a burst of its own. But in the end, key turnovers and missed free throws sealed a losing fate.

"That was definitely our most consistent ...

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