The Colonels came out of Belmont's Curb Event Center with a win.
Belmont has never lost at home to an OVC opponent since joining the league in 2012. The streak ended at 29 consecutive wins.
Belmont was 29-0 in OVC home games since joining the league in 2012-13.— EKUHoops (@EKUHoops) February 7, 2016
Belmont is now 29-1. #HeatEmUp pic.twitter.com/lRpeIThXMl
JaVontae Hawkins led the Colonels with a game-high 24 points in the 88-78 win. Jarelle Reischel added 20.
EKU knocked off Tennessee State 97-81 Thursday night.
With the two wins, the Colonels are out of the basement in the OVC East standing and back in contention for a spot in the league's postseason tournament. This is a pivotal week as Eastern Kentucky travels to rival Morehead State on Thursday and hosts Tennessee State on Saturday.
Here's a look at the OVC East standings heading into this key week of action:
EAST CONF OVERALL
Tennessee Tech 9-2 17-7
Belmont 9-2 17-8
Tennessee State 7-3 16-7
Morehead State 6-5 12-11
Eastern Kentucky 5-6 14-12
Jacksonville State 4-7 8-18