NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Kerron Johnson scored 26 points to lead Belmont to a 78-71 win over Jacksonville State on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Belmont controlled much of the first half and never trailed after halftime. Jacksonville State cut the score to 47-45 on Ronnie Boggs' 3-pointer with 14:34 left in the second half, but the Bruins answered with a run of their own.
Clark's 3-pointer capped an 11-3 run for Belmont, giving it a 10-point advantage with 10:51 left to play. Jacksonville State cut the deficit to seven points, but did not pose much of a threat.
Tarvin Gaines scored 19 points for the Gamecocks (17-11, 8-8). Boggs, Darion Rackley and Brian Williams each had 13 points.
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