ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Noack turned in a double-double and Belmont topped Boston University 64-48 Friday night at the University of Central Florida Holiday Tournament.
Noack tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Bruins (9-3). Ian Clark and Blake Jenkins added 15 points each and Kerron Johnson had 12.
Maurice Watson Jr. paced Boston U (5-7) with 11 points.
Belmont capitalized on poor shooting by the Terriers at the end of each half. The Bruins led 25-22 when Noack’s jumper ignited a 15-2, half-ending run for a 40-24 halftime lead. The Terriers missed 8 of 9 attempts during the run.
Boston U pulled as close as 53-48 with 6:19 left, but then Jenkins scored five straight points on a dunk and a three-point play and Belmont closed on an 11-0 run. The Terriers missed all nine shot attempts during that stretch.
Belmont will face Central Florida Saturday at 7:30 in the finals.