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1st 2nd Final
Belmont 44 39 83
6-1 (0-0 OVC)
Ohio 41 40 81
2-2 (0-0 MAC)

Team Statistics

BELM OHIO
29/57 (50.9%) Field Goals 33/67 (49.3%)
14/30 (46.7%) 3-Point FG 9/28 (32.1%)
11/18 (61.1%) Free Throws 6/10 (60.0%)
30 (2/28) Rebounds (O/D) 40 (8/32)
2nd Chance Pts
17 Assists 13
7 Turnovers 2
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

Ohio offense

 Top Performers

BELM OHIO
Points: Bradshaw (42) Willis (25)
Rebounds: Bradds (7) Cannon (14)
Assists: Chamberlain (7) Hooper (3)
Steals: None. Zero. Zilch. Three Tied With 1

Bullet Points

  • Belmont guard Craig Bradshaw is having himself a week. He capped it off with a 42 performance, hitting 8-12 from three point range, and hitting a game-winning floater with :00.2 seconds remaining.
  • Other guys actually scored as well. Nick Smith hit five three’s, scoring 15, and Evan Bradds added 10 points.
  • The Bruins only turned over the ball seven times. Ohio? Two. That’s it.

 

Reaction

It doesn’t get much more exciting than this, now does it. Game-winner aside, Bradshaw showed why he’s an elite guard in this conference, will easily win the player of the week award, and is making early noise for player of the year. We were worried about the Bruins after game No. 1, an uncharacteristic loss at Wright State. They’ve shown since that was a fluke. If you’re looking for areas to work on, Belmont pulled down just two offensive rebounds, and forced just two turnovers. But this team is without a doubt among the OVC’s best for the first month of the year.

 

Recap

Belmont junior Craig Bradshaw scored a Belmont NCAA Division I era 42 points, including the game-winning basket with 0.2 seconds remaining, as the Bruins defeated Ohio, 83-81, Saturday night.

In a highly-entertaining, back-and-forth contest, Bradshaw scored from all angles, going 14-for-22 from the field, and 8-for-12 from three-point distance.

Belmont led by 11 points early, but Ohio got great shooting from Javares Willis and Stevie Taylor to battle back.

Trailing 79-78 late, sophomore Nick Smith drilled a baseline three-pointer with 34 seconds remaining to put Belmont back ahead.

After a defensive stop, senior Holden Mobley made one of two free throws with 17 seconds left before Willis scored a driving layin to tie the game at 81 with seven seconds left.

Bradshaw proceeded to make a floating bank shot with 0.2 to win it.

Belmont is 6-1.

 

Recap section provided by Belmont Sports Information


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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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