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NCAA Game Summary - Belmont at Middle Tennessee



(Tuesday, December 3)

Final Score: Belmont 70, Middle Tennessee 58

Murfreesboro, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Paced by a career-high 32 points from J.J. Mann, the Belmont Bruins dismissed the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, 70-58, in a non-conference clash at the Murphy Center.

Mann shot 7-of-15 from the field, including 4-of-8 from beyond the arc for Belmont (8-2), and he was also active from the free-throw line (14-of-16). Drew Windler chipped in 10 points and six rebounds for the visitors.

For Middle Tennessee (6-2), which had its 33-game regular-season home winning streak snapped, Shawn Jones logged a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Neiko Hunter was also impressive with 16 points, six boards and three blocks.

Although neither team shot greater than 40 percent from the field in the first half, Belmont made three 3-pointers compared to zero for Middle Tennessee, as the Bruins took a 29-22 lead at the break.

The Blue Raiders brought their deficit to four, 56-52, with 3:36 left on a Hunter dunk, but the Bruins proceeded to rip off six straight points to separate themselves. Mann was 7-of-8 from the foul line in the final 1:18 and scored 25 of his 32 points in the second half.

Belmont scored 14 points off of 15 Middle Tennessee turnovers while committing just 11 miscues itself.

12/03 23:18:00 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
9th
PIT 3
MIL 5
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 1
9th
CLE 2
TOR 3
 
7th
DET 5
ANA 11
 
9th
NYM 0
ATL 6
 
8th
BOS 4
BAL 7
 
7th
TAM 3
NYY 5
 
9th
MIA 4
SEA 4
 
6th
TEX 10
CWS 0
 
6th
KAN 5
MIN 0
 
4th
COL 7
PHI 0
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
HOU
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
Final
TAM 1
MON 4
Final
BOS 0
DET 1
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3