Burnell’s 30 pts leads Jacksonville St past Belmont in OT
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jason Burnell scored a career-high 30 points — including the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime — and Jacksonville State used the extra session to pull away from Belmont for a 91-80 win Thursday night.
Burnell also grabbed 10 rebounds.
The Gamecocks (13-5, 5-0 Ohio Valley Conference) outscored Belmont 16-5 in overtime. Jacksonville State now has won six straight and 13 of its last 15, the best 15-game stretch since they joined Division I.
Nick Hopkins‘ 3-pointer with 48 second left in regulation tied it at 75-all for the Bruins (12-4, 3-2). Each team missed their final shot — Hopkins a 3-point attempt — with two seconds left. Belmont led 47-33 at halftime before the Gamecocks outscored the Bruins 34-20 in 14½ minutes of the second half to tie it at 67-all on Burnell’s layup.