Scores

Final

Tennessee St 66

(12-8, 6-1 OVC)

Belmont 78

(15-4, 6-0 OVC)

    8:00 PM ET, January 19, 2013

    Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    TNST 22 4466
    BEL 35 4378

    Top Performers

    Tennessee St: J. Cyphers 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

    Belmont: I. Clark 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl

    Belmont 78, Tennessee St. 66

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ian Clark scored 22 points to lead Belmont past Tennessee State 78-66 Saturday night in a contest between the two remaining undefeated teams in Ohio Valley Conference play.

    The Bruins (15-4, 6-0) held the Tigers to only one made field goal in the first 11:12 to lead 22-3.

    Brandon Baker's 3-pointer expanded the cushion to 30-7 before Jordan Cyphers scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers, to get the Tigers within 35-22 at halftime.

    Tennessee State closed to 44-40 with 13:17 left, but Belmont hit four straight 3-pointers in a 2:11 span to lead 57-42 with 8:55 remaining. The Tigers could get no closer than eight from there as they saw their seven-game winning streak end.

    Cyphers finished with 23 points and was 7 of 10 from long range.

    Kerron Johnson added 17 points and Trevor Noack 16 for the Bruins, who have won seven straight against the Tigers (12-8, 6-1).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TNST
    BEL
    Points 66 78
    FG Made-Attempted 26-59 (.441) 27-62 (.435)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-23 (.391) 11-25 (.440)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-8 (.625) 13-19 (.684)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 23

    2012-13 Season

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