2019-2020 Belmont Bruins

2019-2020 Belmont Bruins Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
50 Seth Adelsperger Sr C 6-11 230 Sep 11, 1996 Peru (IN) United States Peru High School
12 E.J. Bellinger Fr G 6-4 185 - St. Peters (MO) United States Fort Zumwalt South High School
24 Michael Benkert Sr SG 6-4 200 Apr 12, 1997 Greenwood (IN) United States Center Grove High School
42 Rilee Epley Fr F 6-4 195 - Evansville (IN) United States Harrison High School
10 Caleb Hollander So F 6-8 225 - Nashville (TN) United States Nashville Central Christian High School
14 Nick Hopkins Jr PG 6-0 175 Nov 16, 1997 Fayetteville (TN) United States Fayetteville High School
5 Adam Kunkel So G 6-3 165 - Hebron (KY) United States Cooper High School
1 Mitch Listau Fr PG 6-4 185 - Waunakee (WI) United States Waunakee High School
2 Grayson Murphy So G 6-2 175 Feb 4, 1999 Thompson's Station (TN) United States Independence High School
33 Nick Muszynski So C 6-11 235 Nov 19, 1998 Pickerington (OH) United States Saint Charles Preparatory School
20 Tate Pierson So G 6-6 200 - Brentwood (TN) United States Brentwood Academy
21 Derek Sabin So F 6-9 230 - Slinger (WI) United States Slinger High School
0 Tyler Scanlon Sr SF 6-7 215 Oct 16, 1998 Chantilly (VA) United States Westfield High School
11 Michael Shanks Fr F 6-6 200 - Bentonville (AR) United States Bentonville High School
22 Ben Sheppard Fr G 6-6 180 - Atlanta (GA) United States Greater Atlanta Christian School
3 Luke Smith Jr G 6-0 175 - Knoxville (TN) United States Knoxville Catholic High School
4 Garrett Suedekum Jr G 6-2 170 - Brentwood (TN) United States Brentwood Academy

Recent Belmont Bruins History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2019-2020 26-7 (15-3) 1st (OVC) Champion N/A
2018-2019 27-6 (16-2) 1st (OVC) Runner Up NCAA 1st Rnd
2017-2018 24-9 (15-3) 2nd (OVC) Runner Up N/A
2016-2017 23-7 (15-1) 1st (OVC) 3rd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2015-2016 20-12 (12-4) 1st (OVC) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2014-2015 22-11 (11-5) 2nd (OVC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2013-2014 26-10 (14-2) 1st (OVC) Runner Up NIT 3rd Rnd
2012-2013 26-7 (14-2) 1st (OVC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2011-2012 27-8 (16-2) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2010-2011 30-5 (19-1) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2009-2010 19-12 (14-6) 1st (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2008-2009 20-13 (14-6) 2nd (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd CIT 2nd Rnd
2007-2008 25-9 (14-2) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2006-2007 23-10 (12-4) 2nd (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2005-2006 20-11 (15-5) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2004-2005 14-16 (12-8) 3rd (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd N/A
2003-2004 22-8 (15-5) 3rd (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2002-2003 17-12 (12-4) 3rd (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A

2019-2020 Belmont Bruins Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Nick Muszynski NABC All-District (18) First Team
Adam Kunkel NABC All-District (18) Second Team
Grayson Murphy NABC All-District (18) Second Team
Adam Kunkel All-OVC First Team
Grayson Murphy All-OVC First Team
Nick Muszynski All-OVC First Team
Nick Muszynski OVC Tournament MVP
Adam Kunkel OVC All-Tournament Team
Grayson Murphy OVC All-Tournament Team
Nick Muszynski OVC All-Tournament Team
Grayson Murphy OVC Defensive Player of the Year
Adam Kunkel OVC Player of the Week (Nov 18, 2019)
Grayson Murphy OVC Player of the Week (Dec 30, 2019)
Nick Muszynski OVC Player of the Week (Dec 9, 2019)
Nick Muszynski OVC Player of the Week (Dec 2, 2020)
Ben Sheppard OVC Freshman of the Week (Dec 16, 2020)
Tyler Scanlon OVC Newcomer of the Week (Dec 30, 2019)
Tyler Scanlon OVC Newcomer of the Week (Mar 1, 2020)

2019-2020 Belmont Bruins Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. Murphy A. Kunkel M. Benkert T. Scanlon N. Muszynski
Rotation     T. Pierson   S. Adelsperger
Rotation     B. Sheppard    
Lim PT N. Hopkins L. Smith D. Sabin C. Hollander  
Lim PT M. Listau E. Bellinger      
Lim PT G. Suedekum        

2019-2020 Belmont Bruins Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Adam Kunkel 33 29.7 16.5 2.8 2.6 0.9 0.2 1.8
Nick Muszynski 33 24.7 15.3 6.4 1.7 0.4 1.6 2.0
Tyler Scanlon 33 30.9 12.5 4.4 2.7 1.2 0.1 1.8
Grayson Murphy 33 29.9 9.8 7.4 6.2 2.6 0.2 1.7
Nick Hopkins 33 12.6 5.6 1.6 1.2 0.5 0.0 0.6
Caleb Hollander 29 8.1 4.3 2.0 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.6
Michael Benkert 33 22.1 4.2 3.3 1.4 0.6 0.1 0.8
Tate Pierson 33 10.7 3.1 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.5
Ben Sheppard 32 10.8 2.9 2.2 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.8
Mitch Listau 30 7.9 2.8 0.8 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.5
Seth Adelsperger 33 11.7 2.7 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.8 0.5
E.J. Bellinger 10 5.3 2.2 1.1 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.5
Garrett Suedekum 9 4.1 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.4

2019-2020 Belmont Bruins Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Casey Alexander Head Coach 2019-2020 Head Coach (Lipscomb, 2013 to 2019)
Brian Ayers Associate Head Coach 2011-2012 Assistant Coach (Belmont, 1998 to 2011)
Tyler Holloway Assistant Coach 2018-2019 Director of Basketball Operations (Belmont, 2011 to 2018)
Sean Rutigliano Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Assistant Coach (Lipscomb, 2015 to 2019)
Scott Corley Athletic Director 2016-2017 N/A
Mick Hedgepeth Director of Basketball Operations 2019-2020 Head Coach (Sewanee, 2017 to 2019)
Kim Anderson Head Athletic Trainer 2018-2019 Assistant Athletic Trainer (Belmont, 2006 to 2018)
Lee Rowland Head Strength and Conditioning Coach 2014-2015 N/A