Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Blake Jenkins and Ian Clark each scored 15
points as the Belmont Bruins defeated the Boston University Terriers, 64-48,
as part of the UCF Holiday Classic at UCF Arena.
Kerron Johnson added 12 points and six assists for Belmont (9-3), which will
advance to play the host team UCF in Saturday's championship matchup. Trevor
Noack tallied a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the triumph.
Maurice Watson, Jr. scored 11 points for BU (5-7), which will play Howard in
the consolation matchup on Saturday.
Belmont shot a modest 45.5 percent from the field in the first half, but it
was able to hold the Terriers to just 37.5 percent shooting as it opened up a
40-24 lead at intermission.
The Bruins' field goal shooting pace slowed to 38.5 percent after the break,
and the Terriers brought their deficit to just five, 53-48, with 6:49
remaining. BU wouldn't score another point however, as Belmont ended the game
on an 11-0 run.
Belmont held a 40-30 advantage in the rebounding battle and outscored BU in
the paint, 36-22.
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