TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Jake Odum scored 25 points as Indiana State defeated Belmont 85-73 on Saturday.
It was the second game between the two teams this season with Belmont winning 96-95 at home on Nov. 14 after rallying from a 16-point second-half deficit.
The Bruins trailed by only two, 38-36, at halftime on Saturday, but there wasn't to be a victory this time, though they had a one-point lead until Odum's basket put the Sycamores up for good at 51-50 with 10:06 remaining.
A 10-3 run, including seven points by Odum, gave the Sycamores (9-3) a 10-point cushion with 3:35 left and the Bruins wouldn't get closer than eight after that.
Craig Bradshaw scored 18 points to lead Belmont (8-6), which has lost four straight.
Former Michigan point guard Spike Albrecht will play for Purdue as a graduate transfer next season.
Only six major-conference teams have failed to win an NCAA tournament game since the turn of the century. When will each program snap the streak?
Bruce Weber's Kansas State team earned a share of the Big 12 title three years ago, but a lot has changed since then and the pressure is on.
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