Posted December 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
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.

Beware Of Belmont

The Belmont Bruins will stroll into Allen Fieldhouse Saturday night and for Kansas and coach Bill Self, taking them lightly would be the worse thing they could do against a team that might be perceived differently if the names on the front of their jerseys look more familiar.

Belmont, Middle Tennessee meet in mid-major battle

Programs envy what Belmont has in Kerron Johnson, one half of its potent backcourt.(Belmont University Athletics/Jeyhoun Allebaugh) Thursday night Belmont played host to Middle Tennessee in a matchup that had the feel of an early-season Bracket Buster game.  The Bruins and Blue Raiders brought very similar resumes into the game.  Belmont entered the game 6-2 with an RPI of 27 and...
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