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Windler, Murphy each score 20; Belmont beats WKU 80-74

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Dylan Windler had his fifth double-double of the season and freshman Grayson Murphy scored 20 points as Belmont nearly blew a 19-point second-half lead before holding on for an 80-74 win over Western Kentucky on Wednesday night.

Windler had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Murphy hit a season-high five 3-pointers. Kevin McClain had 12 points and a career-high eight assists and Nick Muszynski, who finished with seven points, made 4 of 4 free throws in the final 25 seconds for Belmont (9-1).

Windler's layup gave the Bruins a 57-38 lead with 15 minutes to play, but WKU (5-6) scored 17 of the next 20 points to trim its deficit to five midway through the half. McClain converted a 3-point play to push the lead to 12 with six minutes left and Seth Adelsperger's layup made it 75-65 with 1:33 to go. Lamonte Bearden made a layup, Dalano Banton hit a 3 and, after Murphy made 1 of 2 free throws, Banton's layup pulled the Hilltoppers within four with 28 seconds remaining.

Freshman Charles Bassey had 16 points and 10 rebounds - his fifth double-double - and Josh Anderson also scored 16 for WKU.

The Hilltoppers shot 56 percent (14 of 25) from the field and made all their 16 free-throw attempts in the second half but made just 3 of 15 from 3-point range.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo W. Kentucky 5-6 284674
home team logo Belmont 9-1 423880
Team Stats
away team logo W. Kentucky 5-6 71.4 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.3 APG
home team logo Belmont 9-1 86.9 PPG 41.1 RPG 19.5 APG
Key Players
23
C. Bassey 14.6 PPG 10.0 RPG 0.7 APG 62.7 FG%
3
D. Windler 21.3 PPG 10.8 RPG 2.5 APG 54.0 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB