Ian Clark scored 15 points as Belmont stunned Stanford 70-62 on Sunday night in Palo Alto, Calif.
Four Bruins scored at least 10 points as Belmont (2-0) withstood a late rally from the Cardinal (3-1). Clark hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5:34 for a 55-53 lead left to snap Stanford’s eight-game winning streak, which was the longest in the nation.
Belmont led by 14 points early in the second half despite shooting just 36.2 percent. Stanford shot only 31 percent and made just 2 of 19 3-pointers.
Christian Sanders capped a 12-4 run with a jumper with 6:23 to go to give Stanford a 53-52 lead. That’s when Clark responded with his 3-pointer – one of three – as Belmont pulled away. Kerron Johnson scored 14 points, Blake Jenkins added 11 and Trevor Noack chipped in 10 for the Bruins. It was a rare win over a BCS school for Belmont, which has also beaten Missouri, Cincinnati and Alabama.
Belmont now heads to Anchorage for the Great Alaskan Shootout this weekend.