NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kerron Johnson scored 16 points and Belmont beat North Florida 83-69 on Monday night.
Belmont (16-7, 9-2 Atlantic Sun Conference) led the entire way, going up by as many as 16 in the first half and 18 in the second.
Despite losing the rebounding battle 35-32, Belmont played well defensively, forcing 16 turnovers and holding the Ospreys to 23 percent (3 of 13) from 3-point range.
The Bruins were 8 of 19 from deep.
Belmont, which also beat North Florida 83-53 on Jan 2, has won three straight games and five of its last six.