Jacksonville State vs Belmont

Belmont 78, Jacksonville St. 71


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kerron Johnson scored 26 points to lead Belmont to a 78-71 win over Jacksonville State on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

Blake Jenkins finished with 14 points for the Bruins (24-6, 14-2 Ohio Valley Conference), who won their fourth straight game. Ian Clark had 13 points and Trevor Noack added 11 points.

Belmont controlled much of the first half and never trailed after halftime. Jacksonville State cut the score to 47-45 on Ronnie Boggs' 3-pointer with 14:34 left in the second half, but the Bruins answered with a run of their own.

Clark's 3-pointer capped an 11-3 run for Belmont, giving it a 10-point advantage with 10:51 left to play. Jacksonville State cut the deficit to seven points, but did not pose much of a threat.

Tarvin Gaines scored 19 points for the Gamecocks (17-11, 8-8). Boggs, Darion Rackley and Brian Williams each had 13 points.

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Jacksonville State Gamecocks
T. Gaines, F355-107-750419
R. Mafra, F91-21-22033
B. Williams, G395-111-232313
R. Boggs, G375-100-041313
M. Leggett, G130-10-00100
D. Rackley353-96-711413
N. Cook233-74-8101410
A. Anderson50-00-01000
R. Sanders40-00-00000
C. Deanes00-00-00000
Totals 22-5019-262762171
Belmont Bruins
J. Mann, F371-52-25204
T. Noack, F284-62-252411
B. Jenkins, F234-66-633414
I. Clark, G365-111-110113
K. Johnson, G367-1112-1245326
R. Chamberlain201-10-11122
B. Baker154-60-04028
C. Bradshaw40-00-00030
A. Barnes10-00-00000
J. Laidig00-00-00010
H. Mobley00-00-00000
S. Turner00-00-00000
Totals 26-4623-2426132078
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
BAMA 52 Final
FLA 64
LOU 58 Final
SYR 53
BUTL 52 Final
VCU 84
MEMP 76 Final
UCF 67
WVU 65 Final
KAN 91
ND 64 Final
MU 72
STL 66 Final
GW 58
TEXAS 65 Final
WYO 42 Final
PORT 52 Final
MIAMI 76 Final
KSU 64 Final
IOWA 60 Final
IND 73
SJST 61 Final
LT 88
RUT 51 Final
ARIZ 69 Final