the republic logo

Second-half run helps Belmont to 3rd-straight win, 63-55 over Tennessee St.

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Nick Smith had 12 points, and Craig Bradshaw scored eight of his 11 during Belmont's decisive second-half run and the Bruins beat Tennessee State 63-55 on Sunday night.

Reece Chamberlain had 10 points and five assists for Belmont (13-7, 5-2 Ohio Valley) and Evan Bradds grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds.

Two free throws by Xavier Richards gave Tennessee State a 34-28 lead with 17 minutes to play, but a jumper by Smith started a 28-5 run, which was capped by a Bradshaw 3-pointer and gave the Bruins a 17-point lead with 9:03 left.

The Tigers then trailed by double digits until the final minute.

Tennessee State (3-18, 0-6) used a 16-4 run to open up a 25-10 lead with nine minutes left in the first half. Belmont responded with an 18-5 spurt and trailed 30-28 at the break.

Tennessee State has lost six in a row and 17 of its last 18 games.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.