Northeastern vs Belmont

Northeastern 74, Belmont 71

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Joel Smith scored 26 points, and Northeastern erased a 16-point second-half deficit Friday to beat Belmont 74-71 and advance to the final of the Great Alaska Shootout.

Smith was 8 of 14 from the field, including 6 of 9 from behind the arc, for the Huskies (4-1), who took their first lead, 70-68, on David Walker's 3-pointer with 58 seconds left. The Bruins (4-1) had scored 16 unanswered points - 14 of them by Ian Clark - to take a 55-39 lead with 12:58 to play.

Northeastern outscored Belmont 35-16 the rest of the way, with Smith hitting four free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.

The Huskies will Saturday against Charlotte, which beat Oral Roberts 72-58 in the second semifinal. Northeastern also made the final in 1986, its only other appearance in the tournament.

Clark led the Bruins with 29 points, including a tournament-record nine 3-pointers.

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Northeastern Huskies
R. Spencer, F255-80-051010
Q. Ford, G382-67-954211
J. Smith, G358-144-465326
Z. Stahl, G254-54-432213
M. Banegas-Flores, G210-42-22132
D. Peck222-20-05114
D. Walker192-50-22106
C. Avenant81-10-03022
D. Pollard60-30-00120
D. Marshavelski10-00-00000
Totals 24-4817-2132161574
 50%81% 
Belmont Bruins
B. Jenkins, F344-72-272310
T. Noack, F244-132-460411
K. Johnson, G354-110-11438
J. Mann, G353-90-03508
I. Clark, G2610-130-032529
B. Baker181-21-12313
R. Chamberlain140-22-22012
C. Bradshaw90-00-00020
J. Laidig40-00-00000
A. Barnes10-00-00000
Totals 26-577-1025161971
 45.6%70% 
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J. Madison12-619-14148
UNC-Wilm.12-618-14146
Hofstra10-820-14174
Drexel9-911-19244
Delaware9-910-20253
Elon6-1215-18258
Towson5-1312-20281
Charleston3-159-24298

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Belmont11-522-11105
Eastern Ky.11-521-12156
Morehead St.10-617-17201
Jax. State5-1112-19304
Tenn. Tech4-1212-18290
Tenn. St.2-145-26341
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.16-029-663
UT Martin10-621-13177
Eastern Ill.9-718-15173
SIUE8-812-16292
SE Miss. St.7-913-17289
Austin Peay3-138-22318
 
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