Belmont vs. Morehead State: Recap and Stats

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Belmont vs. Morehead State: Recap and Stats
Belmont 64
(16-4, 8-3 away)
Morehead State 63
(10-11, 7-3 home)
Venue: Ellis T. Johnson Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Belmont 25 39 64
Morehead State 36 27 63
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Belmont I Clark 19 T Noack 5 K Johnson 4
Morehead State M Chavis 11 C Posthumus 7 D Atkinson 5

Morehead State faced off with Belmont on Thursday, January 24th and lost a close one to the Bruins 64-63 in conference play. Morehead State held a 36-25 lead at the half, but Belmont fought back in the second half and got the win. The Eagles were led by Angelo Warner, who put up 11 points and two rebounds. Chad Posthumus played his way to a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Ian Clark put up his fifth straight game with 20 points or more for the Bruins, scoring a game-high 20 points (4 Ast 3 Reb) on 70% shooting in 34 minutes. Ian Clark finished with a game-high 20 points and four assists for the Bruins. Morehead State (10-11, 4-3 OVC) takes on Tennessee State (12-9, 6-2 OVC) on Saturday, January 26th at home.

Morehead State Game Notes

  • Morehead State started 10-11 during the 2011 and 2006 seasons (since 1996).
  • MSU beat the spread by 8.0 points. That makes the 8th time this season the Eagles have beaten the spread.
  • The Eagles have been unlucky 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Morehead State has lost 24 close games.
  • Morehead State has lost 100% of the time this season (0-7) after recording 63 or fewer total points.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 50.0% or better this season, Morehead State has lost 100% of the time (0-5).
  • The Eagles have outshot their opponents in three-point percentage for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 1st loss of the season where the Eagles opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--MSU has a 9.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Bakari Turner and Milton Chavis) accounted for 44.4% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Chad Posthumus and Drew Kelly) accounted for 41.6% of the rebounds.
  • Bakari Turner has led the team in scoring in 3 out of 21 games this season.
  • Chad Posthumus has led the team in rebounding in 7 out of 21 games this season.
  • Bakari Turner has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • Chad Posthumus recorded the 4th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Chad Posthumus recorded a double-double. It was the 2nd of his career.

Belmont Game Notes

  • Belmont won, but did not cover the spread.
  • The Bruins won this one, but have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Belmont has lost 21 close games.
  • Ian Clark accounted for 31.2% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Kerron Johnson and Trevor Noack) accounted for 42.8% of the rebounds.
  • Ian Clark has led the team in scoring 12 times in 20 games this season.
  • Kerron Johnson has led the team in rebounding 3 times in 20 games this season.
  • This marks the 22nd 20-point game of Ian Clark's career.
  • Ian Clark has 5 straight 20+ point games.
BEL PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Ian Clark342034005
BJ.J. Mann311125101
C+Kerron Johnson31954105
C+Blake Jenkins18610100
C+R. Chamberlain20831204
C+Trevor Noack33640311
CAdam Barnes5201100
-Brandon Baker10201001
-Jeff Laidig6010000
-Craig Bradshaw7000101
-Holden Mobley4010000
MSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAngelo Warner141120100
AChad Posthumus2711101100
BBakari Turner321612103
B-Drew Kelly31453102
C+Milton Chavis231210001
C+Bruce Reed12240112
CDevon Atkinson23633005
CTaariq Muhammad18132203
-Jarrett Stokes10020000
-Kahlil Owens8010013

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