The Bruins shot 63.8 percent from the floor (30 of 47) and made 7 of 11 from behind the 3-point arc. Jacksonville State shot 25 of 55 from the floor and 5 of 17 on 3-pointers.
Darion Rackley led the Gamecocks with 15 points, and scored eight of those at the free-throw line.
Jacksonville State (7-10, 1-1 OVC) led by two points at the break, and was ahead by one point with 16 minutes remaining. Belmont went on a 9-0 run with 13:22 to play -- after leading by one -- to go up by 10 points.
It's about time for someone other than Duke and Kentucky to grab the top class. Could it be Tom Izzo and Michigan State in 2017?
There's nowhere to go but up for the Eagles, who were winless in the ACC last season but return a slew of young players who gained valuable experience.
Officials: North Carolina must show proof of discrimination-free zone, or lose NCAA tournament games
North Carolina must prove to the NCAA that its host arenas will provide a discrimination-free zone or risk losing NCAA tournament games in 2017 and 2018, multiple officials told ESPN.
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