PEPPER
BELMONT

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Belmont hits from distance, beats Pepperdine 79-62

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Amanze Egekeze had 21 points as Belmont got hot from beyond the arc to race past Pepperdine 79-62 on Saturday afternoon.

Egekeze drilled 5 of 9 from distance as the Bruins nailed 16 of 35 from long range, while Pepperdine could only get 2 of 15 to fall from beyond the arc.

The Bruins (7-5) hit 54 percent (30-56) from the floor. Pepperdine was 24-of-45 (53 percent) shooting, but could not hit the long shots. The Waves also made nine more free throws.

Austin Luke hit 4 of 9 from distance for 16 points with seven assists. Dylan Windler and Kevin McClain added 11 points apiece for the Bruins. Windler also grabbed six rebounds, with four assists and three blocks.

Belmont had a 37-26 halftime advantage. Egekeze hit a 3 and Hopkins drilled two straight treys to push Belmont's lead to 58-41 with 10:50 remaining. The Waves could not close the gap.

Colbey Ross led Pepperdine (3-8) with 14 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Pepperdine 3-8 263662
home team logo Belmont 7-5 374279
Team Stats
away team logo Pepperdine 3-8 75.6 PPG 34.9 RPG 14.1 APG
home team logo Belmont 7-5 86.9 PPG 41.1 RPG 19.5 APG
Key Players
4
C. Ross 19.4 PPG 2.9 RPG 7.0 APG 43.7 FG%
11
K. McClain 16.8 PPG 3.6 RPG 3.9 APG 46.4 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB