NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Ben Sheppard had 24 points as Belmont rolled past Tennessee State 87-67 on Saturday.

Grayson Murphy had 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Belmont (25-6, 15-3 Ohio Valley Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. Will Richard added 13 points. Nick Muszynski had 10 points.

Carlos Marshall Jr. had 17 points for the Tigers (13-17, 8-10). Kassim Nicholson added 17 points and 11 rebounds. Dedric Boyd had 11 points.

The Bruins also defeated Tennessee State 88-61 on Feb. 3.


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