Belmont downs Southeast Missouri 92-82 in OVC opener
Taylor Barnette scored 20 with 5 of 14 3s and the Bruins (9-6, 1-0) made 17 of 39 from long distance (44 percent).
Evan Bradds scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for Belmont, which trailed early but led 47-44 at halftime.
The Redhawks tied it at 49 on Tony Anderson's layup early in the second half, but Belmont pulled ahead on a 15-4 run in which Nick Smith made back-to-back 3s for a 64-53 lead with 12:31 left. Isiah Jones' 3 pulled the Redhawks within 86-80 with 37 seconds left, but Barnette, Bradshaw and Adam Luke combined for six free throws in the remaining 30 seconds to seal it.