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NCAA Game Summary - Eastern Illinois at Belmont



(Thursday, February 20th)

Final Score: Belmont 82, Eastern Illinois 63

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - J.J. Mann tallied 21 points and seven rebounds as the Belmont Bruins coasted to an 82-63 victory over the Eastern Illinois Panthers in Ohio Valley Conference action at the Curb Events Center.

Craig Bradshaw scored 20 points and also pulled down seven boards for the Bruins (21-8, 12-2 OVC), who received 16 points courtesy of Drew Windler. Blake Jenkins added 15 points, while Reece Chamberlain dealt out 11 assists to help Belmont to its fourth consecutive win.

Sherman Blanford recorded a double-double for EIU (9-18, 6-9) with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Olivier and Reggie Smith scored 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Belmont knocked down 9-of-15 attempts from 3-point range in the first period en route to a 37-31 halftime lead. The Panthers kept it close by sinking 46.6 percent of their shots from the floor in the first half.

EIU was limited to 34.5 percent efficiency from the field including a 1-of-8 clip from beyond the arc after the break. The Bruins heated up to drain 64 percent of their field goal tries and converted 9-of-10 attempts at the charity stripe in the second stanza.

Belmont outscored EIU, 39-12, from behind the 3-point line in the contest.

02/20 22:17:44 ET

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