OVC Ball Statbox
|2-1 (0-0 OVC)|
|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)|
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Tempo Tracker (Possessions)
Trevecca Nazarene 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.