Stutz scores 27 points, leads EKU over Belmont 81-69
Eastern Kentucky had a 15-point lead midway through the second half. Belmont chipped away, pulling within 72-65 on Reece Chamberlain's 3-pointer with 2:53 to go. The Colonels answered with back-to-back slams by Stutz and Corey Walden to make it 76-65 with 2 minutes remaining.
Stutz shot 10 of 11 from the floor and had six rebounds and three steals. Walden finished with 15 points, eight assists and three steals for Eastern Kentucky (13-9, 5-4 Ohio Valley), which forced 18 Belmont turnovers.
Evan Bradds scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Belmont (15-8, 7-3).