Scores

Final

Belmont 80

(21-6, 12-2 OVC)

E Illinois 49

(8-20, 5-10 OVC)

    8:00 PM ET, February 20, 2013

    Lantz Arena, Charleston, Illinois

    1 2 T
    BEL 42 3880
    EIU 20 2949

    Top Performers

    Belmont: J. Mann 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Eastern Illinois: S. Blanford 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Belmont 80, E. Illinois 49

    Associated Press

    CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Trevor Noack and J.J. Mann scored 21 apiece to lead Belmont in a 80-49 rout over Eastern Illinois on Wednesday night.

    Noack was 8 of 10 from the field and grabbed six rebounds. Mann was 7 for 10 including three 3-pointers and pulled five rebounds. Each was 4 for 4 from the free-throw line for Belmont (21-6, 12-2 Ohio Valley), which was 12 of 13 from the line on the game and shot 60 percent from the field in the first half while outscoring the Panthers 42-20.

    The Bruins led by as many as 37 points mid-way through the second half.

    Sherman Blanford had 14 points and five rebounds to lead Eastern Illinois (8-20, 5-10), which shot only 31.9 percent from the floor. Malcolm Herron scored seven points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Alex Austin chipped in with 10 points.

    The Bruins have won eight of their last 10 contests.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BEL
    EIU
    Points 80 49
    FG Made-Attempted 29-55 (.527) 15-47 (.319)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 1-12 (.083)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-13 (.923) 18-22 (.818)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 37 3

    2012-13 Season

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