NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kerron Johnson scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half to help Belmont pull away for a 64-49 victory over Middle Tennessee in a nonconference game Thursday night.
Ian Clark added 15 points for the Bruins (7-2), including a jumper and 3-point basket at the start of the second half that began a 16-3 run over the first 6:24 for a 46-29 lead.
A 3-pointer by Clark put Belmont ahead to stay, 25-24, with 4:11 left in the first half.
Belmont shot 55.6 percent (15 of 27) in the second half to 22.6 percent (7 of 31) for the Blue Raiders (7-3).
Belmont's Blake Jenkins blocked five Middle Tennessee shots and also scored 11 points.
JT Sulton scored eight of his team-high nine points in the first half for Middle Tennessee, which was coming off a 65-62 win over Mississippi last Saturday.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|
|Southeast Missouri State||2-14||8||5-24|