NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nick Muszynski scored 25 points, grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds and Belmont routed Eastern Illinois 87-55 on Saturday for its first conference win.
The 6-foot-11 sophomore hit 10 of 13 shots, added five assists and had zero turnovers in 28 minutes for the Bruins (10-5, 1-1 Ohio Valley Conference).
Mack Smith, the Panthers' leading scorer heading into the matchup at 13 points per game, scored six on 1-for-7 shooting.
Belmont ended the game on a 22-5 run over the last eight minutes.
Belmont faces Southeast Missouri on the road on Thursday. Eastern Illinois matches up against Eastern Kentucky on the road on Thursday.
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