Austin Peay vs Belmont

Belmont 94, Austin Peay 55

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Scott Saunders had 18 points to lead Belmont, which put 11 different players on the score sheet in a 94-55 rout of Austin Peay on Monday night.

Drew Hanlen and Mick Hedgepeth scored 13 points apiece for the Bruins (18-7), and Blake Jenkins added 12. Belmont extended its winning streak to five games and stayed within a half-game of Atlantic Sun first-place team Mercer, which they beat on Dec. 3. The two front-running schools meet again in the regular-season finale on Feb. 25.

It wasn't really a contest on this night, though, as the Bruins opened on a 26-8 run and led by 21 points at the break. They cruised by the Governors in the second half, too, outscoring them 48-30 to seal it.

Josh Terry finished with 13 points to lead Austin Peay (9-17) of the Ohio Valley Conference. The Governors have lost three straight games.

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Scoreboard
Austin Peay (9-17)253055
Belmont (18-7) «464894

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Austin Peay Governors
J. Terry, F255-93-641013
M. Baker, F182-60-23044
J. Fraley, C214-62-262310
T. Edmondson, G200-30-01000
J. Clyburn, G141-20-01212
A. Williams212-62-22118
W. Triggs202-54-60108
H. Lawrence180-40-00310
J. Blake131-40-10002
C. Freeman123-40-05016
M. Hasse71-10-02242
T. Greer60-00-01100
J. Harms30-00-00000
K. Covington20-00-00100
Totals 21-5011-1928141555
 42%57.9% 
Belmont Bruins
B. Jenkins, F175-81-131112
M. Hedgepeth, C193-67-870213
D. Hanlen, G265-100-025213
K. Johnson, G241-30-00623
I. Clark, G232-80-01106
J. Mann163-70-04108
S. Saunders166-76-652218
R. Chamberlain143-40-01237
B. Baker122-20-11514
T. Noack120-40-05110
A. Barnes92-30-02124
C. Lang53-40-22016
H. Mobley40-00-01110
S. Cavera30-00-00000
Totals 35-6614-1836261894
 53%77.8% 
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

Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU12-226-885
Lipscomb11-320-13189
No. Florida8-615-19217
S.C. Upstate7-717-16229
Kennesaw St.7-714-18259
Jacksonville5-917-16291
N.J. Tech3-1111-20290
Stetson3-1111-21328
 
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