ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) Craig Bradshaw scored a career-high 25 points and Drew Winkler added 15 as Belmont beat short-handed Green Bay 80-65 Tuesday night in the first round of the NIT.
Belmont (25-9) had a slim 37-33 first-half advantage before ending the half on a 12-4 run to go up 49-37. The Bruins increased the lead to 58-39, and Green Bay (24-7) got no closer than seven late in the game. Belmont finished on an 8-0 run as Green Bay didn't score in the final 1:56.
"It's a big win for us. It's a big win because of the stage and the national tournament and a lot of tradition," Belmont coach Rick Byrd said. "It's also a big win because of the team and the season Green Bay had this year."