Belmont vs Jacksonville State

Belmont 73, Jacksonville St. 62


JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - J.J. Mann scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead all five Belmont starters in double figures as the Bruins won their Ohio Valley Conference opener by holding off Jacksonville State 73-62 Thursday night.

Belmont (10-4) led by 10 in the first half, but the Gamecocks closed to 33-31 at halftime and pulled ahead 48-47 with 10:24 left.

Reece Chamberlain scored on a 3-pointer and a layup to spark a 9-2 run and the Bruins expanded their lead to 10, at 67-57, with 3:09 left.

Blake Jenkins added 14 points, Ian Clark had 12 and Kerron Johnson and Trevor Noack chipped in 11 apiece for the Bruins, who shot 52 percent from the field (26 of 50) and were a perfect 17 of 17 from the foul line.

Brian Williams scored 18 to lead Jacksonville State (10-4, 2-1), which came in having won seven of its previous eight games.

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Belmont Bruins
B. Jenkins, F305-94-491414
T. Noack, F214-42-201311
I. Clark, G364-124-433112
J. Mann, G356-92-2111416
K. Johnson, G343-105-546411
R. Chamberlain192-20-02225
B. Baker132-30-01224
C. Bradshaw60-00-00000
A. Barnes30-10-01000
C. Lang30-00-00010
Totals 26-5017-1731162173
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
T. Gaines, F263-100-04126
R. Mafra, F81-30-01012
B. Williams, G387-191-245118
R. Boggs, G352-42-24116
D. Rackley, G333-44-522311
N. Cook285-71-331211
M. Leggett211-11-22223
A. Anderson112-31-10115
Totals 24-5110-1522131362
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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
Other games
MICH 94 Final
NW 66
COLO 83 Final
GONZ 78 Final
PEP 62