NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Ben Sheppard scored 18 points to lead Belmont and secured the win with two free throw with 2.5 seconds left as the Bruins rallied from a 19-point deficit to knock off Indiana State 89-88 on Wednesday night.

Sheppard also had nine rebounds for the Bruins (20-10, 13-6 Missouri Valley Conference). Ja'Kobi Gillespie scored 16 points while shooting 7 for 12, including 1 for 5 from beyond the arc, and added three steals. Drew Friberg was 6 of 11 shooting (3 for 7 from distance) to finish with 15 points, while adding seven rebounds.

Xavier Bledson led the way for the Sycamores (20-10, 13-6) with 20 points. Robbie Avila added 17 points for Indiana State. In addition, Cooper Neese had 16 points and four assists. The loss broke the Sycamores' seven-game winning streak.


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