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Ohio Valley Tournament - Recap - Belmont Defeats Tennessee State 82-73

Tennessee State was scorched by Ian Clark for 26 points as Belmont defeated them 82-73 in NCAA action on Friday.

Belmont earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 12-point spread.

Belmont got 23 points from Kerron Johnson and another 13 points from J.J. Mann. Kerron Johnson contributed 7 assists, while Blake Jenkins cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Tennessee State got 22 points from Kellen Thornton in a losing cause and another 17 points from Patrick Miller. Patrick Miller contributed 12 assists for them, while Kellen Thornton had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Belmont were victorious, as the score was 32-29 at the break.