Belmont Men’s Basketball Defeats Arkansas State

Photo by Ben Denton
Photo by Ben Denton

NASHVILLE, Tenn. December 20, 2023 – Behind 18 points from Ja’Kobi Gillespie, Belmont University men’s basketball defeated Arkansas State, 74-70, Wednesday night from the Curb Event Center.

Gillespie added six rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Bruins won for the seventh time in their last eight games.

NOTES: Gillespie has scored in double figures in 16 consecutive games dating back to last season…He leads the MVC in steals (32)…Dia has two double-doubles at Belmont; both 18 points and 10 rebounds (vs. Valparaiso Dec. 2)…Belmont is 24-5 in December games under Coach Alexander…Belmont is 54-5 at the Curb Event Center under Coach Alexander.

Belmont season tickets, which include the entire men’s and women’s basketball home schedule, are on sale now at, in addition to Puckett’s flex packs, single-game tickets and group experiences. Fans can also call or text 615.460.BALL (2255).

Source: Belmont
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