NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Austin Luke and Dylan Windler each scored 21 points and Belmont used 14 3s to pull away from Murray State in the second half of their Ohio Valley Conference battle Thursday night to claim sole possession of first place.
The Bruins, Racers and Austin Peay were all tied at 5-1 atop the conference going into Thursday's action. The Governors lost to Tennessee State.
Windler was 5 of 8 and Luke hit 4 of 6 from distance to lead Belmont (14-6, 6-1), with Mack Mercer adding 15 points.
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