Published February 19, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ian Clark scored 20 points to lead Belmont to an 81-49 victory over South Carolina-Upstate on Saturday night.
Kerron Johnson and Jordan Campbell added 15 points each for the Bruins (25-4, 17-1), who have won seven consecutive games and have already clinched the top seed for the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, which begins March 2.
The Bruins missed seven of their first eight 3-point attempts, but then hit 14 of their next 19 to finish 15 of 27 (55.6 percent) for the game. Clark and Campbell were each 5 of 7 from beyond the arc.
Belmont led only 38-34 before outscoring the Spartans 43-15 in the final 16:32 to improve to 8-0 all-time against USC Upstate. The Bruins shot 73.9 percent from the field in the second half (17 of 23), including 8 of 10 from the 3-point line.
Ricardo Glenn scored 12 points to lead the Spartans (4-24, 3-15), who have lost five straight games.