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Belmont Defeats Austin Peay 78-65 - Recap

J.J. Mann went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds leading Belmont over Austin Peay, 78-65, on Saturday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Bettors who backed Belmont were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 16.5.

Belmont got 25 points from Ian Clark and another 9 points from Kerron Johnson. Ian Clark contributed 5 assists, while Kerron Johnson cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Austin Peay got a 22-point performance from Travis Betran, who was supported by 10 points from Chris Freeman. Will Triggs had 4 assists in a losing cause for Austin Peay, while Chris Horton grabbed 10 rebounds.

Belmont hit the break leading 36-21 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Belmont as they grabbed 33 boards, while Austin Peay only had 31.