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1st 2nd Final
Trevecca Nazarene 32 44 76
Belmont 43 53 96
2-1 (0-0 OVC)

Team Statistics

27/52 (51.9%) Field Goals 32/61 (52.5%)
7/19 (36.8%) 3-Point FG 15/33 (45.5%)
15/21 (71.4%) Free Throws 17/24 (70.8%)
31 (8/23) Rebounds (O/D) 32 (12/20)
2nd Chance Pts
10 Assists 21
16 Turnovers 13
Points off TO
Pts in the Paint
Fastbreak Pts
Bench Pts

Tempo Tracker (Possessions)

Four Factors

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Trevecca Nazarene offense

Belmont offense

I think Belmont is going to be just fine from three-point range this year. After hitting 16 in their win over Lipscomb, the Bruins hit another 15 in 96-76 win over Trevecca Nazarene.

But the game wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Bruins, who allowed the Division II Trojans to shoot better than 50% on the night.

With junior Craig Bradshaw picking up a second personal foul three and a half minutes into the game, Belmont turned to sophomore Nick Smith to provide some scoring punch.

Consecutive three-pointers from sophomore Taylor Barnette  gave Belmont a 19-16 lead nine minutes in. But after six ties and five lead changes in the opening 10 minutes, Jalen Palm gave Trevecca a 22-21 lead with a wing three-pointer.

An 8-0 run would give the Bruins some breathing room, and on the final possession of the half, senior Spencer Turner set up sophomore Evan Bradds for a reverse lay in as Belmont took a 43-32 lead at halftime.

The Bruins would score 19 of the first 25 points of the second half to break the game open, riding the red-hot shooting of Barnette. Bradds and Bradshaw would continue to provide consistent production, as the Bruins found the range.

The Bruins played all 15 roster members, with freshman Austin Luke scoring his first career point.

All told, Belmont shot 53 percent (32-for-61) from the field – including 15-for-33 from three-point distance. The Bruins had 21 assists on 32 made field goals.

Barnette led five Bruins in double figures with a career-high 27 points. Smith scored a career-high 17 points, while Bradds added 12. Chamberlain had 11 points, nine assists, six rebounds and three steals. Bradshaw scored 10.

Palm led Trevecca with 17 points.

Belmont (2-1) returns to game action Saturday, Nov. 22 at Western Kentucky. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. CT.

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2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall


Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19


UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24