Belmont falls to 6th-seed Arizona 81-64 - WSMV Channel 4

Belmont falls to 6th-seed Arizona 81-64

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By LYNN DeBRUIN
AP Sports Writer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mark Lyons scored 23 points and the sixth-seeded Arizona Wildcats rolled past No. 11 seed Belmont 81-64 Thursday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The Wildcats (26-7) used their huge size advantage to shut down the Bruins (26-7), who are 0-6 in tourney games.

Arizona held a 44-18 edge on the boards, outscored Belmont 36-18 in the paint, blocked five shots and outshot the Bruins from 3-point range.

The Wildcats made 9 of 17 3-pointers, including a critical one from Solomon Hill with 4:40 remaining to stop an 11-2 Belmont run, and shot 57% overall.

Bruins guard Ian Clark entered shooting better than 46% from 3-point range but was 3 of 8 from beyond the arc.

Kerron Johnson led Belmont with 22 points and Clark finished with 21.

Kevin Parrom, Kaleb Tarczewski and Nick Johnson added 12 points each for Arizona.

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