Egekeze leads Belmont over Austin Peay in OVC semifinal (Mar 03, 2018)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Amanze Egekeze hit a career-high nine 3-pointers and tied a career high with 32 points to help No. 2 seed Belmont beat No. 3 seed Austin Peay 94-79 in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night.
Belmont (24-8) will face top-seeded Murray State in the championship on Saturday.
Egekeze made his first nine attempts from the field, all from 3-point range, with eight of them coming after halftime. He had 29 points in the second half.
Belmont opened the game on a 13-0 run and led the entire way. Austin Peay cut the deficit to 34-30, but the Bruins pulled away before halftime, had their largest lead at 85-64 and went unchallenged down the stretch.