Windler, Belmont rally to beat Middle Tennessee 92-73
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dylan Windler had 34 points and 11 rebounds to help Belmont overcome a 10-point deficit and beat Middle Tennessee 92-73 on Monday night.
Freshman Nick Muszynski scored 18 and Grayson Murphy — a redshirt freshman — added 15 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and five steals for Belmont (2-0). Windler and Muszynski combined for 35 of Belmont’s 65 shot attempts.
Windler scored eight points, including the first six, in a 15-3 run to open the second half to give the Bruins a 67-57 lead when Caleb Hollander hit a 3-pointer with 12:01 to play. Murphy made a jumper and then a layup to spark a 12-0 spurt that pushed the lead to 19 about five minutes later and Middle Tennessee (2-1) trailed by at least 16 the rest of the way.
Karl Gamble scored 20 points and Antonio Green added 19 for the Blue Raiders.
Middle Tennessee led by as many as 11 in the first half and took an eight-point lead into the break. The Blue Raiders made just 6 of 29 (20.7 percent) from the field, including 1-of-9 3-pointers, and committed 14 of their 21 turnovers in the second half.