Scores

Final

Fairfield 53

(4-15, 1-7 MAAC)

Belmont 62

(14-7, 5-1 OVC)

3:30 PM ET, January 20, 2014

Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 T
FAIR 21 3253
BEL 31 3162

Top Performers

Fairfield: M. Gilbert 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

Belmont: R. Chamberlain 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

Belmont scores last 9 points; tops Fairfield 62-53

Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- J.J. Mann scored 15 points, including a key 3-pointer to break a tie at 53, as Belmont beat Fairfield 62-53 on Monday.

Mann's game-changing basket started a 9-0 Belmont run to close out the game. Mann and Craig Bradshaw combined to make 4 of 4 free throws in the final minute.

Reece Chamberlain had 13 points and Bradshaw added 12 points for Belmont (14-7). The Bruins defense held Fairfield to 36 percent shooting and forced 17 turnovers.

Belmont led by as many as 13 points in the second half.

Fairfield (4-15) was paced by Marcus Gilbert with 16 points, with four 3-pointers, and K.J. Rose and Maurice Barrow added 10 apiece. Barrow made Fairfield's only field goal in the final 5 minutes -- a 3-pointer with 4:22 left.

Chamberlain and Mann made Belmont's only three shots from beyond the arc in 16 attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAIR
BEL
Points 53 62
FG Made-Attempted 18-50 (.360) 23-47 (.489)
3P Made-Attempted 8-31 (.258) 3-16 (.188)
FT Made-Attempted 9-11 (.818) 13-18 (.722)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Dec 11, 2013 FAIR @ BEL8:00 PM ET
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