Scores

Final

E Kentucky 81

(14-7, 5-3 OVC)

Belmont 84

(16-7, 7-1 OVC)

    8:15 PM ET, January 25, 2014

    Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    EKY 30 5181
    BEL 50 3484

    Top Performers

    Eastern Kentucky: G. Cosey 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Belmont: J. Mann 34 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Mann powers Belmont past Eastern Kentucky 84-81

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- J.J. Mann poured in a career-high 34 points and Craig Bradshaw added 21 as Belmont defeated Eastern Kentucky 84-81 Saturday night.

    The Bruins (16-7, 7-1 Ohio Valley) shot 52 percent from the field. Reece Chamberlain had 14 points and seven assists.

    Eastern Kentucky (14-7, 5-3) was led by Glenn Cosey with 22 points. Corey Walden chipped in 21 and Eric Stutz had 14 with 11 boards for the Colonels.

    Mann hit a late 3-pointer in the first half to give Belmont a 50-30 halftime advantage. A Chamberlain layup put the Bruins up 64-42 at the midway mark in the second half.

    The Colonels stormed back within five after two free throws and a layup by Walden, but Chamberlain responded with a pair from the line and Bradshaw made a layup with 32 seconds left.

    After a late free throw by Mann, Cosey hit a 3-pointer for the final margin.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EKY
    BEL
    Points 81 84
    FG Made-Attempted 25-57 (.439) 26-50 (.520)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-28 (.357) 9-24 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-26 (.808) 23-31 (.742)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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