- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - J.J. Mann scored 15 points, including a key 3-pointer to break a tie at 53, as Belmont beat Fairfield 62-53 on Monday.

Mann’s game-changing basket started a 9-0 Belmont run to close out the game. Mann and Craig Bradshaw combined to make 4 of 4 free throws in the final minute.

Reece Chamberlain had 13 points and Bradshaw added 12 points for Belmont (14-7). The Bruins defense held Fairfield to 36 percent shooting and forced 17 turnovers.

Belmont led by as many as 13 points in the second half.

Fairfield (4-15) was paced by Marcus Gilbert with 16 points, with four 3-pointers, and K.J. Rose and Maurice Barrow added 10 apiece. Barrow made Fairfield’s only field goal in the final 5 minutes - a 3-pointer with 4:22 left.

Chamberlain and Mann made Belmont’s only three shots from beyond the arc in 16 attempts.

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