- Associated Press - Saturday, January 9, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Evan Bradds had 22 points and 13 rebounds, and Belmont made 15 3-pointers in an 85-59 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.

Belmont scored 30 of the game’s final 38 points to win its NCAA-best 31st straight conference home game.

Ahead 55-51 with 11 minutes to play, Nick Smith, Dylan Windler and Kevin McClain each hit 3-pointers during a 13-0 run for a 17-point lead. Eastern Illinois only made one field goal in the final six minutes.

Craig Bradshaw made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points with five assists for Belmont (11-6, 3-0 Ohio Valley). Taylor Barnette added three 3s and finished with 11 points for the Bruins, who were 15 of 36 (42 percent) from 3-point range.

A.J. Riley led Eastern Illinois (4-12, 1-3) with 20 points and Trae Anderson added 13.



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