NCAAB Game Recap - Eastern Kentucky at Belmont
Fri Mar 6, 2020 8:00 PM EST

Drake
77
NrthIA
56
F
E KY
50
Belm
60
F
Hamp
86
Radf
78
F
Bois
68
SDSU
81
F
GWebb
66
Winth
78
F
Valpa
74
LoyIL
73
F(OT)
APSU
61
Murr
73
F
Wyo
82
UtSt
89
F
MOSt
78
IndSt
51
F
SIU
59
Brad
64
F
LoyMa
53
USF
82
F
SCla
73
Pepp
84
F
Citad
76
Woff
93
F
VMI
96
Samf
78
F
Buff
88
BGSU
84
F
Kent
76
Akr
79
F
Wake
64
NCSU
84
F
Rich
73
Duques
62
F
Niag
63
Canis
67
F
E MI
57
Toled
79
F
Iona
65
StPet
68
F
Colum
58
Princ
81
F
Corn
64
Penn
78
F
Sien
86
Monm
72
F
Ohio
67
MiaO
65
F
Fairf
66
Manh
50
F
Brown
64
Harv
55
F
Yale
72
Dart
61
F
GaTec
65
Clem
62
F
W MI
68
CenMI
85
F
Ball
75
NIU
54
F
VACom
65
David
75
F

Mar 6, 2020, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(4) Eastern Kentucky (16-17)

21

29

50

(1) Belmont (25-7)

30

30

60

Belmont advances to OVC title game with win over E. Kentucky
Sat Mar 7, 2020 12:36 AM

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Adam Kunkel scored 15 points and Grayson Murphy scored 10 and Belmont beat Eastern Kentucky 60-50 on Friday in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night.

The Bruins play Murray State on Saturday for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Four Belmont starters scored early, and Michael Bankert's two free throws with 9:16 left before intermission gave the top-seeded Bruins a 20-9 lead. Russhard Cruickshank's three-point play brought the fourth-seeded Colonels with 22-16. Belmont went to the break up 30-21 and were never threatened in the second half.

Cruickshank scored 15 and Jomaru Brown 12.

Both teams struggled shooting as Belmont (25-7) made just 22 of 65 (33.8%) including 7 of 30 from 3-point range. The Colonels (16-17) finished 29.9% from the field (20 of 67), were 5 of 22 from beyond the arc and missed seven of 12 foul shot attempts.

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Leaders

Eastern Kentucky PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Hobbs 0 0 0 3 2 0
R. Cruickshank 15 0 0 1 2 0
Belmont PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Hollander 0 0 0 1 1 0
M. Listau 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

E KY Belm
Points For 50 60
Field Goals 20/67-30% 22/65-34%
Three Pointers 5/22-23% 7/30-23%
Free Throws 5/12-42% 9/10-90%
Offensive Rebounds 14 12
Defensive Rebounds 32 37
Rebounds 48 53
Blocks 2 4
Steals 7 7
Turnovers 12 12
Personal Fouls 12 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Belm Leads Series 3-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Jan 16 E KY 56 @ Belm 87 D. Hicks 1 E. Bellinger 1
Sat Feb 22 Belm 83 @ E KY 70 C. Hollander 3 T. Balogun 2
Fri Mar 6 E KY 50 @ Belm 60 T. Balogun 2 B. Sheppard 2

Game Information

Stadium: Ford Center, Evansville, Indiana
Attendance: 0
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