Tennessee Tech hands Belmont first conference loss 89-79
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Torrance Rowe scored 26 points, Hakeem Rogers added 20 more and Tennessee Tech rolled to an 89-79 win over Belmont on Saturday night to remain undefeated on its home court this season.
The Golden Eagles hit 29 of 61 from the field and forced 18 turnovers to hand Belmont (16-7, 8-1) its first conference loss of the season.
Tech edged into the lead 65-64 midway through the second half with a bucket from Rogers to cap a 10-0 burst and hung on from there.
Belmont stayed close but went cold in the final 1:25, missing all eight of its shots from the field while Tech padded the lead with 7-for-9 shooting from the line.
Taylor Barnette's 14 points led five Belmont players in double figures.