Scores

Final

Belmont 73

(10-4, 1-0 OVC)

Jacksonville St 62

(10-4, 2-1 OVC)

8:00 PM ET, January 3, 2013

Pete Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville, Alabama

1 2 T
BEL 33 4073
JVST 31 3162

Top Performers

Belmont: J. Mann 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Jacksonville State: B. Williams 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Belmont 73, Jacksonville St. 62

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
BEL
JVST
Points 73 62
FG Made-Attempted 26-50 (.520) 24-51 (.471)
3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 4-14 (.286)
FT Made-Attempted 17-17 (1.000) 10-15 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 12 1

2012-13 Season

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