Belmont women defeat KSU in A-Sun first round

The Belmont women’s basketball team outlasted Kennesaw State 70-65 in overtime on Thursday in the first round of the A-Sun tournament at Mercer’s University Center.

The two teams were tied at 63 at the end of regulation, but Belmont outscored Kennesaw State 8-2 in the extra period to win the match-up of the tournament’s fourth and fifth seeds.

Belmont will play top-seeded East Tennessee State at noon Friday in the semifinal round.