NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- J.J. Mann scored 17 points and Tennessee State could not overcome a lackluster first half in losing to the Bruins 79-65 on Saturday night.
Tennessee State (2-19, 1-6 Ohio Valley Conference) made just 7 of 22 from the field in the first half as Belmont (13-7, 5-1) carried a 22 point lead, 41-19, into the second period.
The Tigers shot 55 percent (18 of 33) in the second half, but made just 4 of 19 (21 percent) from long range while Belmont hit ten 3-pointers and shot 51 percent and recorded 19 assists on 29 field goals.
Patrick Miller led Tiger scorers with 21 points. R.J. Rhett finished with 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
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