COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) J.J. Mann had a career-high 21 points and Belmont bowled over Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee Tech 83-52 Saturday night.
Mann was 7-of-12 shooting and 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Ian Clark also hit five 3-pointers in eight attempts and finished with 19 points. Kerron Johnson had eight points and 10 assists for the Bruins (11-4, 2-0).
Jud Dillard paced Tennessee Tech (6-9, 0-3) with 21 points and 13 rebounds for his fifth double-double this year.
Belmont opened with a 26-3 advantage through the game's first 10 minutes. Mann scored eight points and hit two treys during that span, with Clark capping the run with his second 3-point make with 10:31 left.
The Golden Eagles made 33.3 percent (17 of 51) of their shots, including just 5 of 23 from 3-point range, compared to Belmont's 56.1-percent clip (32 of 57) from the field and 13-of-25 3-point shooting.
Tom Brady is arguably the greatest quarterback of all time, while Lamar Jackson has arguably had the best season of any signal caller in football this season.
While Brady certainly isn't known for using his legs, the Patriots quarterback challenged the speedy Jackson to a race on Thursday--but with a catch. Jackson had to wear roller blades while they ran on grass.
But Jackson didn't count out the 42-year-old veteran, saying, "he could probably win that race."
Remember, folks. We're talking about this guy.
Roller-blades or not, our money is still on Jackson.
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As most people already know, Lamar "Action" Jackson is a humble guy. Despite his phenomenal season and the many records that he continues to break, he never boasts or brags about himself.
However, that's where Ravens running back Mark “Hype Man” Ingram II comes in.
Following the Ravens’ 42-21 victory over the New York Jets on Thursday night, Fox reporter Erin Andrews allowed Ingram to interview Jackson and let’s just say it was hilarious.
“Man, you broke Mike Vick’s rushing record, you’re the AFC North Champions for the second year in a row, how it feel, tell me how it feel?” Ingram asked.
Jackson answered with an expected response, “It feel good but you know we have a lot of season left to play and we got two more banners to hang up.”
Other players in the league should most definitely take notes. Ingram was natural, he had big energy and good pacing.
He could possibly have another career as a reporter.
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