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
Towson0-010-127
Charleston0-07-3183
Hofstra0-07-3103
Will. & Mary0-06-3113
Elon0-06-4126
Northeastern0-06-4141
Drexel0-05-6210
Delaware0-04-6266
J. Madison0-04-8347
UNC-Wilm.0-02-6264

Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Jax. State0-08-3146
Tenn. Tech0-07-4119
Belmont0-07-596
Tenn. St.0-05-4220
Eastern Ky.0-05-6284
Morehead St.0-03-6254
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-07-2123
SE Missouri St.0-06-5250
Austin Peay0-04-6265
SIUE0-03-6200
UT Martin0-03-8316
Eastern Ill.0-02-7289
 
Other games
MINN 84 Final
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