Ian Clark scored 18 points as Belmont beat Arkansas State 93-60 to take third place in the South region of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Wednesday night.
Brandon Baker hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Clark added a third as Belmont (1-1) jumped out to a 9-0 lead that it would never relinquish. The Bruins used an 8-0 run and an 11-2 run to build their margin and take a 52-23 halftime lead.
Belmont scored 44 points off the bench, hit 52.6 percent of its shots, sank 12 3-pointers and led by as many as 35 points in the second half. Mick Hedgepeth scored 14 points for the Bruins and Scott Saunders added 11.
Arkansas State's 20-of-24 shooting at the free throw line couldn't overcome a 35.2 percent effort from the floor.
Martavius Adams led the Red Wolves (0-3) with 13 points.