Scores

Final

Murray State 96

(13-9, 8-2 OVC)

Belmont 99

(18-8, 9-2 OVC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, February 6, 2014

    Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    MURR 45 5196
    BEL 45 5499

    Top Performers

    Murray St: J. Williams 21 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Belmont: J. Mann 25 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Belmont survives against Murray State 99-96

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- J.J. Mann and Blake Jenkins each scored 25 points as Belmont beat Murray State 99-96 in a battle of Ohio Valley Conference West and East division leaders on Thursday night.

    Belmont (18-8, 9-2) and Murray State (13-9, 8-2) were locked at 45 at intermission, but Belmont pulled away to a 76-65 lead with 10 minutes to play in the second period. Belmont maintained that spread going into the final minute when Murray State made its move on a 7-1 run getting to within four points at 94-90 with 30 seconds remaining.

    Mann closed out Belmont scoring by making 4 of 4 from the line in maintaining a 99-96 Bruin lead when Murray State's T.J. Sapp stole the ball but missed a dramatic 3 at the buzzer allowing Belmont a narrow victory.

    Cameron Payne led Murray State with 29 points and Jarvis Williams scored 21 with 13 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MURR
    BEL
    Points 96 99
    FG Made-Attempted 31-65 (.477) 32-57 (.561)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-26 (.462) 9-20 (.450)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-34 (.647) 26-34 (.765)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 23 (0/0)

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