NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Mick Hedgepeth scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Belmont to an 88-52 win over Lipscomb in the Battle of the Boulevard series on Thursday night.
Belmont jumped out to a 20-3 lead with 13:47 remaining in the opening half and led by at least 14 the rest of the way. The Bruins shot 50 percent in the first half (16 of 32) en route to a 43-21 halftime lead.
A layup from Saunders with 15:25 left to play extended Belmont's lead to 53-29 before a 28-10 run increased the Bruins' advantage to 81-39 with 4:46 to go.
Brandon Barnes scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bisons (9-7, 4-3), who were outrebounded 52-33 and shot just 29.7 percent from the floor (19 of 64).