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Eastern Washington holds off Belmont late, 87-82

Mason Peatling scored 17 points and led six Eastern Washington scorers into double figures as the Eagles held off a late charge to beat Belmont, 87-82 in an opening round campus game of the Gotham Classic Tuesday night.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

Entering today Saint Mary's, Belmont, and Murray State were the most likely double-digit seeds to win according to espn.com/bpi. Belmont lost a close one, Murray State was dominant, and Saint Mary's is up at the half.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Dylan Windler on Belmont's final set possession.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Nick Muszynski describes Belmont's final set play for Dylan Windler, which ended in a turnover.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Maryland sneaks past Belmont 79-77 and advances to play LSU in the next round. It was a heartbreaking way to lose for the Bruins, who had possession with a chance to take the lead before turning the ball over trying to get the ball into Dylan Windler. As he walked off the floor, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon gave a loud, "Wooo!" and a fist pump. Bruno Fernando, who had a double-double, screamed, "Let's go! Let's go!" at the Maryland fans.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Maryland and Belmont have gone back and forth throughout the course of the second half, each going on runs to take the lead. Without question the biggest star in the game has been Belmont senior forward Dylan Windler, who has 33 points and 10 rebounds. That's the most ever scored on Maryland in a NCAA tournament game.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

This is Sam. Sam is in the Belmont band waving a stuffed fish around to distract Maryland. Why? The better question is: Why not?

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Maryland opened the second half on a 10-0 run, blitzing Belmont with a series of fast-paced 3-pointers and layups. It was the best the Terps looked at any point in the game, and they will need to show the same type of energy and intensity to hold Belmont off the rest of the way.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Senior Writer 

Kentucky coach John Calipari called Belmont the "most dangerous team in the country" and Maryland found out why in the first half of their first-round NCAA tournament game. Belmont leads 40-34 and had more success from 3. Though the Bruins are known for their offense, they did a number on Maryland leading scorer Anthony Cowan, who shot just 1-of-9 (including 0-of-6) from 3.


Belmont gets first NCAA tourney win in First Four

Kevin McClain scored 29 points and led the decisive second-half run as Belmont got its first NCAA tournament win, pulling away to an 81-70 victory on Tuesday and ending Temple coach Fran Dunphy's career in the First Four.

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.858th
Rebounds Per Game38.7113th
Assists Per Game17.910th
Points Allowed69.6195th

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-7
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances7