Scores

Final

E Kentucky 76

(14-4, 4-1 OVC)

Belmont 83

(14-4, 5-0 OVC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 17, 2013

    Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    EKY 24 5276
    BEL 33 5083

    Top Performers

    Eastern Kentucky: M. DiNunno 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Belmont: I. Clark 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Belmont 83, E. Kentucky 76

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ian Clark scored 22 points and Blake Jenkins added 21 as Belmont held off Eastern Kentucky 83-76 Thursday night in a contest between two of the three undefeated Ohio Valley Conference teams.

    The Bruins (14-4, 5-0) won their fifth straight game and share the league lead with Tennessee State (5-0).

    Belmont led by as many as 17 and 33-24 at halftime. But the Colonels opened the second half with a 17-6 spurt, including four 3-pointers, to lead 41-39 with 17:02 remaining

    The lead changed hands five more times, with Belmont using a 12-0 run to pull ahead 77-69 with 3:26 left. Mike DiNunno, whose season-high 24 led Eastern Kentucky (14-4, 4-1), hit back-to-back treys to get within two with 2:38 remaining, but the Colonels couldn't make another basket and saw their four-game winning streak end.

    Eastern Kentucky shot 12 of 36 from long range while Belmont was 8 of 20.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EKY
    BEL
    Points 76 83
    FG Made-Attempted 26-54 (.481) 28-54 (.519)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-36 (.333) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-14 (.857) 19-24 (.792)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 17

    2012-13 Season

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