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Jacksonville vs Belmont

Belmont 85, Jacksonville 71

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kerron Johnson scored 21 points and Blake Jenkins scored a career-high 18 as Belmont defeated Jacksonville 85-71 Saturday night to remain tied with Mercer atop the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 8:24 remaining and a layup 20 seconds later to give the Bruins (15-7, 8-2) a 64-60 lead after the Dolphins (4-17, 2-8) had rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit.

After a Belmont timeout, Drew Hanlen and Ian Clark hit 3-pointers and Jenkins a layup to widen the Bruins' lead to 12 points, 72-60, with 4:45 left. Jacksonville never got closer than nine points after that.

Clark finished with 13 points and Hanlen 10 for Belmont, which won 75-63 at Jacksonville on Jan. 4.

Aloys Cabell scored 22 points and Russell Powell 15 for the Dolphins, who rallied from a 33-26 deficit with 5 minutes left in the first half to go into halftime tied at 39.

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Scoreboard
Jacksonville (4-17)393271
Belmont (15-7) «394685
 
Jacksonville Dolphins
G. Powell, C194-90-12058
A. Cabell, G365-1210-1134122
R. Powell, G355-123-321215
T. Galvin, G322-42-37447
E. Graham, G161-30-04032
C. Davis243-70-04127
D. Graham212-44-65158
S. Jeffers171-10-02142
A. Sahbegovic00-00-00000
Totals 23-5219-2429122671
 44.2%79.2% 
Belmont Bruins
B. Jenkins, F226-75-520418
M. Hedgepeth, C263-100-65026
D. Hanlen, G312-44-461110
I. Clark, G304-63-451113
K. Johnson, G285-810-1206421
J. Mann164-40-01208
A. Barnes141-10-03212
T. Noack100-10-00100
S. Saunders93-51-22037
B. Baker60-00-01130
R. Chamberlain60-20-01000
C. Lang20-20-01000
Totals 28-5023-3329141985
 56%69.7% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Mercer14-427-9
FGCU14-422-13
S.C. Upstate11-719-15
ETSU10-819-16
No. Florida10-816-16
Lipscomb10-815-15
Jacksonville8-1012-18
Northern Kentucky5-139-21
Stetson5-137-24
Kennesaw St.3-156-25
 
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