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Eastern Kentucky vs Belmont

Belmont 83, E. Kentucky 76


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ian Clark scored 22 points and Blake Jenkins added 21 as Belmont held off Eastern Kentucky 83-76 Thursday night in a contest between two of the three undefeated Ohio Valley Conference teams.

The Bruins (14-4, 5-0) won their fifth straight game and share the league lead with Tennessee State (5-0).

Belmont led by as many as 17 and 33-24 at halftime. But the Colonels opened the second half with a 17-6 spurt, including four 3-pointers, to lead 41-39 with 17:02 remaining

The lead changed hands five more times, with Belmont using a 12-0 run to pull ahead 77-69 with 3:26 left. Mike DiNunno, whose season-high 24 led Eastern Kentucky (14-4, 4-1), hit back-to-back treys to get within two with 2:38 remaining, but the Colonels couldn't make another basket and saw their four-game winning streak end.

Eastern Kentucky shot 12 of 36 from long range while Belmont was 8 of 20.

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Eastern Kentucky Colonels
E. Stutz, F181-20-01012
D. Muff, F80-01-22021
M. DiNunno, G397-146-622224
C. Walden, G292-51-12056
T. Johnson, G213-60-01157
M. Lewis263-41-21248
O. Williams234-80-036110
T. Knipp225-90-032213
J. Johnson61-40-01012
R. Parsons40-10-01000
R. Stenzel40-13-30013
Totals 26-5412-1419132476
Belmont Bruins
T. Noack, F322-54-610028
B. Jenkins, F258-95-650121
I. Clark, G377-103-471122
K. Johnson, G334-137-833115
J. Mann, G332-90-01625
B. Baker132-30-03105
R. Chamberlain132-20-03145
C. Bradshaw111-30-02322
A. Barnes30-00-00000
Totals 28-5419-2438151383
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Tenn. Tech9-217-7101
Tenn. St.7-316-7169
Morehead St.6-512-11176
Eastern Ky.5-614-12207
Jax. State4-78-18318
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Eastern Ill.7-411-13255
Murray St.6-512-12181
UT Martin5-513-12240
Austin Peay4-711-15232
SE Miss. St.2-95-19328
Other games
MICH 83 Final
FLA 68 Final
NW 68 Final
ILL 54
GT 57 Final
ORST 64 Final
STJO 86 Final
VCU 92
GONZ 71 Final
ORE 76 Final
USC 74