Scores

Final

USC Upstate 79

(18-11, 11-5 A-Sun)

Belmont 88

(22-7, 14-2 A-Sun)

    8:00 PM ET, February 20, 2012

    Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    UPST 35 4479
    BEL 47 4188

    Top Performers

    USC Upstate: T. Greene 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Belmont: K. Johnson 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Belmont 88, SC-Upstate 79

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kerron Johnson scored 19 points to lead five in double figures for Belmont in an 88-79 win over South Carolina Upstate on Monday night, keeping the Bruins atop the Atlantic Sun Conference.

    Drew Hanlen added 18 points, both Mick Hedgepeth and Blake Jenkins had 11 apiece and Ian Clark added 10 for Belmont (22-7, 14-2). The Bruins extended their season-high winning streak to nine games -- a stretch that began after a Jan. 21st loss to S.C. Upstate in the teams' only other meeting this season.

    The Bruins led from wire to wire this time, though, opening the game on a 21-9 run and leading by 12 points at the break. The Spartans outscored Belmont 44-41 in the second half, even pulling within three with less than six minutes to play, but it wasn't enough.

    Ty Greene had 18 points to pace S.C. Upstate (18-11, 11-5).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UPST
    BEL
    Points 79 88
    FG Made-Attempted 27-64 (.422) 29-62 (.468)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 9-22 (.409)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 21-29 (.724)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 17

    2011-12 Season

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