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1st 2nd Final
Belmont 26 38 64
3-1 (0-0 OVC)
Western Kentucky 37 26 63
1-2 (0-0 CUSA)

Team Statistics

BELM WKU
22/59 (37.3%) Field Goals 26/56 (46.4%)
9/33 (27.3%) 3-Point FG 7/16 (43.8%)
11/15 (73.3%) Free Throws 4/12 (33.3%)
32 (9/23) Rebounds (O/D) 40 (11/29)
2nd Chance Pts
14 Assists 15
9 Turnovers 16
Points off TO
Pts in the Paint
Fastbreak Pts
Bench Pts

Tempo Tracker (Possessions)

Four Factors

Learn more in our tempo-free stats primer

Belmont offense

Western Kentucky offense

 Top Performers

JSU WKU
Points: Bradds (24) Harrison-Docks (21)
Rebounds: Bradds (8) Fant (9)
Assists: Chamberlain (8) Price (6)
Steals: Chamberlain (4) Price (2)

Nick Smith sank a three-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to cap the comeback as Belmont defeated Western Kentucky, 64-63.

A three by the Hilltoppers’ Harrison-Docks put WKU up 14 with 6:25 remaining, before the Bruins response began.

Five points from Evan Bradds and a steal and score from Reece Chamberlain closed the margin to 56-49 with 4:29 left. Following two Amanze Egekeze free throws, Aleksej Rostov would score along the baseline to increase Western Kentucky’s lead to 60-51 with 3:07 remaining.

A Bradds free-throw and Craig Bradshaw lay-in trimmed the margin to six, before Bradshaw buried a deep three-pointer to get the Bruins within 60-57 with 2:11 remaining. After a WKU miss, Belmont freed Smith for his first basket of the game – a straight-on three-pointer to tie the score at 60 with 1:31 left.

On the next Hilltopper possession, T.J. Price missed a contested three-pointer. Bradds and Ben Lawson fought for the loose ball rebound, with officials calling a jump ball. Belmont was awarded possession on the possession arrow.

From there, the Bruins worked the ball inside to Bradds, who would earn a trip to the free throw line on a determined post move.

Bradds made one of two free throws with 43 seconds left to give Belmont a 61-60 lead.

Following a WKU timeout, Price made an acrobatic baseline drive through contact with 22 seconds left. The conventional three-point play pushed the Hilltoppers ahead 63-61.

Belmont proceeded to push the ball into the frontcourt, freeing Smith in front of the Bruin bench for a wing three-pointer. The shot was nothing but net, as Belmont regained the lead, 64-63, with 12 seconds left.

On Western Kentucky’s final possession, senior Holden Mobley deflected a pass out of bounds with five seconds left, before Price had a contested 17-footer rim off as the buzzer sounded.

All told, Belmont shot 37 percent (22-for-59) from the field – including 9-for-33 from three-point distance. The Bruins made their final three shots from behind the arc.

Belmont scored 17 points off 16 WKU turnovers.

Bradds scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Bradshaw had 15 points and six rebounds.

Harrison-Docks led Western Kentucky with 21 points.

Belmont returns to action Monday, Nov. 24 versus Lipscomb. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. CT from the Curb Event Center.


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2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVCOverall

EAST

Belmont8-014-4
Morehead State6-310-12
Tennessee Tech5-39-14
Jacksonville State5-413-11
Tennessee State4-413-8
Eastern Kentucky2-69-14

WEST

UT Martin5-315-8
Murray State5-311-11
SEMO5-310-13
Austin Peay3-57-15
Eastern Illinois1-79-12
SIUE0-85-17
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