Belmont ends Bradley’s home win streak at 17 with 78-76 win

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Ben Sheppard scored 23 points and his off-balance basket near the rim with 3.3 seconds left carried Belmont to a 78-76 win over Bradley to end the Braves’ 17-game home win streak. Connor Hickman’s errant 3-point attempt for Bradley ended it. Bradley’s loss ended what was the third-longest home win streak in the country behind Auburn and UCLA. Drew Friberg’s 3-pointer with 37 seconds left brought Belmont into a 76-all tie. The Bruins’ Even Brauns came up with a steal of Zek Montgomery to set up Sheppard’s game-winner. Rienk Mast scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds for Bradley.

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