The Indiana State Sycamores got a career-high 28 points from Khristian Smith and a 16 point halftime lead, but that was not enough in falling 96-95 to Belmont on Thursday Night.
Smith's career high 28 points came on the strength of a 10-of-13 shooting performance, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range.
Jake Odum also added 23 points in the losing effort.
Indiana State will returns to action on Sunday, November 17 when they travel to Notre Dame. Tip-off for the contest is set for Noon.