Recap: Belmont vs. Morehead State
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Craig Bradshaw notched 24 points to lead the Belmont Bruins over the Morehead State Eagles, 80-66, in Ohio Valley Conference action at Curb Event Center.
Bradshaw shot 8-of-17 from the field for the Bruins (15-7, 6-1 OVC), who have won three in a row. JJ Mann and Reece Chamberlain contributed 19 and 17 points, respectively.
Brent Arrington netted 21 points for the Eagles (13-8, 4-2), who have dropped two of their last four. Angelo Warner and Chad Posthumus added 16 and 12 points, respectively.
The teams were very closely matched in the first half with the Eagles shooting 46.4 percent from the field and the Bruins converting 46.2 percent, as each team sank three shots from the perimeter. Belmont had the edge in free-throw shooting, hitting 11-of-14, and clung to a 38-34 halftime lead.
The Bruins broke out in the second half, shooting 54.2 percent from the floor and sinking 13-of-16 free throws. The Eagles failed to keep up, hitting 45.5 percent on field goals and getting 8-of-12 at the line. The Belmont lead swelled as large as 15 points, with three minutes left to play.
The Bruins outscored their opponent 21-11 in points off turnovers and only turned the ball over nine times, themselves, in the convincing win.Game Notes