Scores

Final

Tenn St 66

(12-8, 6-1 OVC)

Belmont 78

(15-4, 6-0 OVC)

8:00 PM ET, January 19, 2013

Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 T
TNST 22 4466
BEL 35 4378

Top Performers

Tennessee State: J. Cyphers 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

Belmont: I. Clark 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl

Belmont 78, Tennessee St. 66

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ian Clark scored 22 points to lead Belmont past Tennessee State 78-66 Saturday night in a contest between the two remaining undefeated teams in Ohio Valley Conference play.

The Bruins (15-4, 6-0) held the Tigers to only one made field goal in the first 11:12 to lead 22-3.

Brandon Baker's 3-pointer expanded the cushion to 30-7 before Jordan Cyphers scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, to get the Tigers within 35-22 at halftime.

Tennessee State closed to 44-40 with 13:17 left, but Belmont hit four straight 3-pointers in a 2:11 span to lead 57-42 with 8:55 remaining. The Tigers could get no closer than eight from there as they saw their seven-game winning streak end.

Cyphers finished with 23 points and was 7 of 10 from long range.

Kerron Johnson added 17 points and Trevor Noack 16 for the Bruins, who have won seven straight against the Tigers (12-8, 6-1).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
BEL
Points 66 78
FG Made-Attempted 26-59 (.441) 27-62 (.435)
3P Made-Attempted 9-23 (.391) 11-25 (.440)
FT Made-Attempted 5-8 (.625) 13-19 (.684)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 23

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 19, 2013 @BEL 78, TNST 66Recap
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