Belmont edges ETSU 76-73

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Alex Renfroe scored 16 points and Matthew Dotson hit the game-winning 3-pointer to lift Belmont over East Tennessee State 76-73 on Saturday night.

The Bruins (15-9, 11-4 Atlantic Sun Conference) overcame an 11-point deficit to avenge an 87-57 loss to ETSU (17-8, 11-4) on Jan. 19.

Trailing 64-53 with 7:41 left, Belmont used a 16-2 run to lead 69-66.

Mike Smith scored four points to put the Buccaneers up 70-69, then Andy Wicke’s jumper gave Belmont a 71-70 lead. Courtney Pigram hit a layup and free throw for a 73-71 ETSU edge with 1:54 left.

Dotson hit his 3 with 1:28 remaining, and Mick Hedgepeth added two free throws with 3 seconds left. Pigram missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

Henry Harris added 15 points for Belmont and Shane Dansby had 11.

Kevin Tiggs led the Buccaneers with 25 points, Mike Smith had 20 and Pigram 14.

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Kevin Tiggs Kevin Tiggs
7-15,  25 Pts
9 Rebs, 2 Assists
Alex Renfroe Alex Renfroe
7-12,  16 Pts
1 Rebs, 4 Assists

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