NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- J.J. Mann scored 23 points and Belmont scored 63 second-half points in a come-from-behind effort to beat Indiana State 96-95 on Thursday night.
Indiana State led at the half 49-33, but Belmont opened the second half outscoring the Sycamores 31-15 and tying the score at 64 with 10 minutes to play. Indiana St. never regained the lead, but got to within one point with a 3-pointer by Khristian Smith with 10 seconds remaining. Dewon Cummings then stole the ball from Belmont on the inbound play but was not able to get off a shot before the buzzer.
Smith led all Indiana State (1-1) scorers with 28 points and Jake Odum scored 23 points.
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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