Belmont beats Austin Peay 83-59 on Windler’s career night
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dylan Windler set career highs with 31 points and seven 3-pointers, and Belmont ran away in the second half to beat Austin Peay 83-59 on Saturday for its 10th win in 11 games.
Kevin McClain and Nick Hopkins scored 12 points apiece and Amanze Egekeze added 11 for the Bruins (15-6, 7-1 Ohio Valley Conference), who shot 14 of 28 from 3 (50 percent) and 31 of 55 overall (56.4 percent). Windler grabbed eight rebounds and had five assists.
Windler hit back-to-back 3s for a 37-28 Belmont lead and the Bruins led 44-35 on his third 3 of the second half. McClain’s 3 sparked an 8-0 run for a 14-point lead and the Bruins led by 28 with 6:54 left after a 16-0 run capped by Hopkins’ 3.
Belmont led 31-26 at halftime behind Windler’s 10 points after three lead changes and six ties.
Mack Mercer scored 10 points and Austin Luke grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds for Belmont.
Steve Harris scored a career-high 20 points for the Governors (10-10, 5-3), who shot 1 of 10 from 3.