Eastern Kentucky vs Belmont Recap - Belmont Wins 84-81
Eastern Kentucky was victimized by J.J. Mann for 34 points as Belmont defeated them 84-81 in NCAA action on Saturday.
Belmont won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 5.5-point spread.
Belmont got 21 points from Craig Bradshaw and another 14 points from Reece Chamberlain. Reece Chamberlain contributed 7 assists, while J.J. Mann cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Eastern Kentucky got 24 points from Glenn Cosey in a losing cause and another 19 points from Corey Walden. Glenn Cosey contributed 4 assists for them, while Eric Stutz had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Belmont were victorious, as the score was 50-30 at the break.
Belmont won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-30.