Dansby scored 28 as Belmont beats Jacksonville 85-78

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Shane Dansby scored 28 points as Belmont beat Jacksonville 85-78 Thursday for first place in the Atlantic Sun.

Belmont (16-8, 8-2) hit 16-of-19 free throws to tie Jacksonville (12-10, 8-2) for the conference lead.

Belmont overcame the hot shooting of Jacksonville’s Lehmon Colbert and Marcus Allen who had 24 points each. Colbert hit 10-of-16 from the floor and Allen 10-of-12, including all 3 of his 3-pointers.

For Belmont, Matthew Dotson scored 12 points and Jordan Campbell had 10.

Belmont led 48-41 at the half and was ahead the entire second half. Jacksonville got as close as 4, 66-62, with 8:30 left.

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 Top Performers
 Jacksonville
Lehmon Colbert Lehmon Colbert
10-16,  24 Pts
5 Rebs, 5 Assists
 Belmont
Shane Dansby Shane Dansby
9-15,  28 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists

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