Recap: Oral Roberts vs. Belmont
Anchorage, AK (Sports Network) - Blake Jenkins scored 22 points on 8-of-9 from the field as the Belmont Bruins held off the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, 70-67, in the third-place game of the Great Alaska Shootout at Sullivan Arena.
Kerron Johnson tallied 20 points and seven assists for Belmont (5-1), while Trevor Noack scored 15 points. Both players shot 7-of-9 from the floor, and the Bruins as a team shot a lofty 57.8 percent for the game.
For Oral Roberts (3-3), Steven Roundtree recorded a double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds. Korey Billbury and Damen Bell-Hunter put up 12 points apiece.
Oral Roberts shot just 35.7 percent from the floor in the first half to Belmont's 58.3 percent, but the Eagles were able to keep their halftime deficit to just five, 37-32, thanks to a 9-of-14 effort from the foul line.
The Eagles actually held a 56-48 lead midway through the second half following a pair of D.J. Jackson free throws, but the Bruins went on an 11-2 run to retake the lead, and they would not surrender that advantage for the rest of the game.
Belmont was able to hold on to win despite being on the losing end of the rebounding battle, 42-23.Game Notes