Tennessee State vs Belmont

Belmont 78, Tennessee St. 66

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ian Clark scored 22 points to lead Belmont past Tennessee State 78-66 Saturday night in a contest between the two remaining undefeated teams in Ohio Valley Conference play.

The Bruins (15-4, 6-0) held the Tigers to only one made field goal in the first 11:12 to lead 22-3.

Brandon Baker's 3-pointer expanded the cushion to 30-7 before Jordan Cyphers scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, to get the Tigers within 35-22 at halftime.

Tennessee State closed to 44-40 with 13:17 left, but Belmont hit four straight 3-pointers in a 2:11 span to lead 57-42 with 8:55 remaining. The Tigers could get no closer than eight from there as they saw their seven-game winning streak end.

Cyphers finished with 23 points and was 7 of 10 from long range.

Kerron Johnson added 17 points and Trevor Noack 16 for the Bruins, who have won seven straight against the Tigers (12-8, 6-1).

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Tennessee State Tigers
M. Rhett, F343-80-17006
K. Thornton, F346-112-2111316
P. Miller, G394-150-1101248
J. Cyphers, G337-122-222223
T. Fredrick, G70-00-00010
J. Harris272-60-01154
J. Gaither141-41-25023
M. Green123-30-03006
Totals 26-595-841161766
 44.1%62.5% 
Belmont Bruins
T. Noack, F337-180-042316
B. Jenkins, F262-62-24046
I. Clark, G347-165-766222
K. Johnson, G285-75-815317
J. Mann, G220-60-03100
R. Chamberlain192-31-22117
B. Baker173-40-06118
C. Bradshaw130-00-02110
A. Barnes50-00-00000
C. Lang31-20-01012
Totals 27-6213-1932171678
 43.5%68.4% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Jax. State4-128-23309
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UT Martin10-620-15212
Murray St.10-617-14169
Eastern Ill.9-713-17271
Austin Peay7-918-18189
SIUE3-136-22305
SE Miss. St.2-145-24342
 
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