Tennessee State vs Belmont

Belmont 78, Tennessee St. 66


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
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
Ohio Valley
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.5-113-4113
Austin Peay5-110-8201
Jax. State4-213-6218
Tenn. Tech4-212-7148
Eastern Ky.2-48-11272
SE Missouri St.2-48-11264
Tenn. St.2-47-10221
Eastern Ill.2-46-11259
UT Martin1-56-13333
Morehead St.1-55-12281
Other games
MIZZ 52 Final
FLA 83
KAN 64 Final
ARIZ 71 Final
OKLA 60 Final
KSU 69
SYR 70 Final
LOU 68
ORE 76 Final
CREI 64 Final
OHST 56 Final
VCU 90 Final
DUQ 63
MU 69 Final
SDSU 45 Final
WYO 58
RUT 66 Final
ND 69
GONZ 63 Final