Austin Peay 93, Belmont 84

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Derrick Wright scored 24 points and Austin Peay shot 68.6 percent in the first half en route to a 93-84 win Wednesday over host Belmont.

Austin Peay (5-6) broke a two-game losing streak as Drake Reed had 22 points and Fernandez Lockett and Wes Channels added 14 points apiece.

Belmont (7-5) was led by Justin Hare with 19 points, Andy Wicke with 18, Shane Dansby with 17 and Matthew Dotson with 10.

Austin Peay, which won an earlier game in Clarksville 71-56, led 60-41 at the half after hitting 24-of-35 floor shots before the break.

Wright hit 8-of-11 from the floor, including 3-of-5 3-pointers. He also led the team with six rebounds, six steals and four assists.

Reed had 18 points in the first half.

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D. Wright D. Wright
8-11,  24 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists
S. Dansby S. Dansby
6-10,  17 Pts
8 Rebs, 1 Assists

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