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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Scoreboard
Northeastern (4-1) «324274
Belmont (4-1)353671

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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% 
Colonial Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UNC-Wilm.15-329-627
Charleston14-425-1062
Towson11-720-1392
Elon10-818-14160
Will. & Mary10-817-14110
Northeastern8-1015-16134
Hofstra7-1115-17196
J. Madison7-1110-23256
Delaware5-1313-20234
Drexel3-159-23308

Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont15-123-760
Morehead St.10-614-16200
Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
SIUE1-156-24333
 
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MEMP 75
UCF 66 Final
FLA 79
KSU 57 Final
MICH 71
UMKC 45 Final
OHST 91
IAST 70 Final
CINCY 78
LIU 75 Final
UK 104
NCASH 80 Final
NCST 82
DUKE 67 Final
VCU 58
OKLA 47 Final
GONZ 72
OAK 52 Final
MIST 70
ORE 83 Final
UNLV 79
MIZZ 61 Final
LOU 84
WISC 74 Final
CREI 84