Tennessee State vs Belmont

Belmont 82, Tennessee St. 73


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ian Clark and Kerron Johnson combined to score 49 points Friday, and Belmont defeated Tennessee State 82-73 in the Ohio Valley Conference semifinals.

Clark hit six 3-pointers en route to 26 points, Johnson finished with 23 points and seven assists, J.J. Mann added 13 points and Blake Jenkins 10 points and seven rebounds for the Bruins, who won their fourth straight regular-season conference championship, the previous three coming in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Belmont (25-6), undefeated at home this season, led 32-29 at intermission and opened the second half on an 11-3 run to pull ahead 43-32. Tennessee State (18-14), which won the previous meeting 80-69, cut it to 66-62 with 5:07 left but was outscored 16-11 from there.

Belmont, which has won its last five games and 16 of 18, made 22 free throws to the Tigers' five.

Kellen Thornton led Tennessee State with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

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Tennessee State Tigers
K. Thornton, F3810-180-0120222
R. Covington, F356-120-060416
P. Miller, G386-133-4312217
J. Cyphers, G353-102-24249
T. Fredrick, G170-20-03130
J. Harris173-50-02247
M. Rhett101-10-03042
D. Dockery70-00-00020
M. Green30-00-00000
Totals 29-615-635172573
Belmont Bruins
T. Noack, F353-132-26028
J. Mann, F345-102-262013
B. Jenkins, F304-62-673210
K. Johnson, G346-1311-1627123
I. Clark, G328-134-420326
B. Baker151-10-05032
R. Chamberlain150-40-01310
C. Bradshaw50-00-01000
Totals 27-6021-3035151282
Ohio Valley
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Jax. State0-08-3146
Tenn. Tech0-08-4114
Tenn. St.0-05-4220
Eastern Ky.0-05-6284
Morehead St.0-04-6255
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Murray St.0-07-2123
SE Missouri St.0-06-5250
Austin Peay0-04-6265
UT Martin0-03-8316
Eastern Ill.0-02-7289