Martin, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Craig Bradshaw scored a game-high 22 points, leading four players in double figures, as the Belmont Bruins posted an 87-72 win over the Skyhawks of Tennessee-Martin in Ohio Valley Conference action at the Elam Center.
JJ Mann produced 19 points and reserve Evan Bradds 18 for the Bruins (12-6, 4-0 OVC) as they remained perfect in league play. Also scoring in double figures was Reece Chamberlain who tallied 13 points, but he was also responsible for five of the unit's 13 turnovers.
Losers of six in a row, the Skyhawks (5-14, 0-4) were led by Mike Liabo who dropped in 20 points off the bench, followed by Dee Oldham and Terence Smith with 15 points apiece. Marshun Newell added a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds in the setback.
Belmont scored the first points of the day and never looked back, hitting on an impressive 60.7 percent from the field in order to claim a commanding 46-23 advantage at the break. UT Martin converted a total of just six field goals on 29 attempts through the first 20 minutes.
In the second half the Bruins again shot the ball well at 55.0 percent, adding 17-of-23 at the free-throw line in order to secure the double-digit win.
The Skyhawks held a 36-33 rebounding advantage, with half of those boards coming at the offensive end of the floor, but the hosts were still outscored in the paint, 42-30.