Senior Jelani Johnson (Omaha, Neb.) led seven Bruins in double figures with 22 points as the Bellevue University men’s basketball team claimed the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship with a 112-72 victory over York College Saturday night at the Gordon Lozier Athletic Center.
The Bruins (27-5) claimed their third-straight MCAC Tournament title with the victory and earned the league’s automatic berth into the NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship. York ended its season with a 16-16 record.
The selections and pairings for the national tournament will be announced on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Bellevue qualified for its 10th-straight and 13th overall appearance in the national tournament.