NCAA Basketball

Belmont Bruins (25-3)


Thu. 2/18 Sat. 2/20 Thu. 2/25 Sat. 2/27 Wed. 3/3
vs. JacSt 
W 63-59
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vs. TnTech 
W 90-66
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@ EastKy 
L 67-81
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@ Mor 
L 82-89
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vs. SIUE 
W 78-61
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Wood, Belmont beat SIU-Edwardsville 78-61 in OVC tourney

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) JaCobi Wood came off the bench to score 19 points to carry No. 1 seed Belmont to a 78-61 win over Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tourney on Wednesday night.

Wood shot 4 for 6 on 3-pointers.

Caleb Hollander had 17 points for Belmont (25-3). Grayson Murphy added 13 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Luke Smith had 10 points.

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Leaders
Points: L. Smith12.1
Rebounds: G. Murphy8.1
Assists: G. Murphy5.3
FG%: N. Muszynski59.1%
FT%: J. Wood80.4%
3P%: L. Smith37.5%
Steals: G. Murphy2.1
Blocks: N. Muszynski1.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan18-2
3 Baylor19-1
4 Illinois19-6
5 Iowa18-7
6 West Virginia17-7
7 Ohio State18-7
8 Alabama20-6
9 Houston20-3
10 Villanova16-4
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga24-0
2 Michigan18-2
3 Baylor19-1
4 Illinois19-6
5 Alabama20-6
5 West Virginia17-7
7 Houston20-3
8 Iowa18-7
9 Villanova16-4
10 Ohio State18-7
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Ohio Valley Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Belmont 18-2 25-3
Morehead State 17-3 21-7
Eastern Kentucky 15-5 21-6
Jacksonville State 13-6 17-8
Austin Peay 10-10 14-12
Murray State 10-10 13-12
Southeast Missouri State 9-11 11-16
SIUE 7-12 9-17
Eastern Illinois 6-14 9-18
UT Martin 6-14 8-16
Tennessee Tech 5-15 5-22
Tennessee State 3-17 4-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 82.0 (13)
Rebounds: 8.6 (254)
Assists: 18.3 (4)
FG%: 49.4% (17)
FT%: 74.1% (65)
3P%: 34.6% (128)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.5 (126)
Rebounds: 27.4 (54)
Assists: 12.9 (172)
FG%: 42.2% (117)
FT%: 67.5% (41)
3P%: 33.7% (179)
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