Belmont 76, Jacksonville 62

Kerron Johnson scored 19 points Wednesday as Belmont beat

Jacksonville 76-62 in the quarterfinal round of the Atlantic Sun

Conference tournament.

The top-seeded Bruins (25-7), the defending tournament

champions, used an 18-3 first-half run to take control after No. 8

seed Jacksonville held a 19-18 lead early. Belmont led 39-30 at

halftime.

The Bruins, who won their 12th in a row, also got 18 points from

Scott Saunders and 13 from Mick Hedgepeth.

Jacksonville (8-22) was led by Aloys Cabell, who had 17 points,

while Glenn Powell had 12.

The Bruins shot 39.7 percent from the floor, hitting 23 of 58

shots, and they made 6 of 17 attempts from 3-point range. Belmont

had a big advantage at the free throw line, hitting 24 of 31. The

Dolphins had 13 attempts at the foul line, hitting 9.

The Bruins also had a 46-28 rebounding edge, including 15

offensive rebounds.