NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Trevor Noack scored a career-high 24 points and Blake Jenkins turned in his first double-double of the year as Belmont topped South Dakota State 76-49 Wednesday night in a nonconference game.
The Bruins (8-3) led 26-22 at halftime but dominated the second half, hitting 68 percent (17 of 25) from the floor, 7 of 11 from 3-point range and 9 of 9 from the foul line. The Jackrabbits (9-4), by comparison, hit just 28.1 percent (9 of 32) from the field and were just 1 of 12 from beyond the arc.
Noack was 9 of 13 from the field while Jenkins finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Ian Clark added 15 for Belmont.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.
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