COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- J.J. Mann had a career-high 21 points and Belmont bowled over Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee Tech 83-52 Saturday night.
Mann was 7-of-12 shooting and 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Ian Clark also hit five 3-pointers in eight attempts and finished with 19 points. Kerron Johnson had eight points and 10 assists for the Bruins (11-4, 2-0).
Jud Dillard paced Tennessee Tech (6-9, 0-3) with 21 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth double-double this year.
Belmont opened with a 26-3 advantage through the game's first 10 minutes. Mann scored eight points and hit two treys during that span, with Clark capping the run with his second 3-point make with 10:31 left.
The Golden Eagles made 33.3 percent (17 of 51) of their shots, including just 5 of 23 from 3-point range, compared to Belmont's 56.1-percent clip (32 of 57) from the field and 13-of-25 3-point shooting.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite
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