2020-2021 Belmont Bruins

2020-2021 Belmont Bruins Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
12 E.J. Bellinger So G 6-4 195 - St. Peters (MO) United States Fort Zumwalt South High School
0 Even Brauns Fr C 6-9 245 - Iowa City (IA) United States Iowa City West High School
42 Rilee Epley So F 6-4 195 - Evansville (IN) United States Harrison High School
10 Caleb Hollander Jr F 6-8 225 - Nashville (TN) United States Nashville Central Christian High School
25 Frank Jakubicek Fr F 6-8 235 - Cary (IL) United States Cary-Grove High School
1 Mitch Listau So PG 6-4 195 - Waunakee (WI) United States Waunakee High School
2 Grayson Murphy Jr G 6-2 175 Feb 4, 1999 Thompson's Station (TN) United States Independence High School
33 Nick Muszynski Jr C 6-11 235 Nov 19, 1998 Pickerington (OH) United States Saint Charles Preparatory School
20 Tate Pierson Jr 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
11 Michael Shanks Fr F 6-6 200 - Bentonville (AR) United States Bentonville High School
22 Ben Sheppard So G 6-6 180 - Atlanta (GA) United States Greater Atlanta Christian School
3 Luke Smith Sr G 6-0 175 - Knoxville (TN) United States Knoxville Catholic High School
24 Jacobi Wood Fr G 6-2 180 - Cleveland (TN) United States Cleveland High School

Recent Belmont Bruins History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2020-2021 26-4 (17-2) 1st (OVC) Runner Up N/A
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

2020-2021 Belmont Bruins Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Grayson Murphy All-OVC First Team
Nick Muszynski All-OVC First Team
Grayson Murphy OVC All-Tournament Team
Grayson Murphy OVC Defensive Player of the Year
Luke Smith OVC All-Newcomer Team
Grayson Murphy OVC Player of the Week (Feb 15, 2021)
Nick Muszynski OVC Player of the Week (Dec 21, 2020)
Ben Sheppard OVC Player of the Week (Jan 4, 2021)
Ben Sheppard OVC Player of the Week (Jan 18, 2021)
Luke Smith OVC Player of the Week (Dec 14, 2020)
Jacobi Wood OVC Freshman of the Week (Dec 28, 2020)
Jacobi Wood OVC Freshman of the Week (Dec 7, 2020)
Luke Smith OVC Newcomer of the Week (Dec 14, 2020)
Luke Smith OVC Newcomer of the Week (Nov 30, 2020)

2020-2021 Belmont Bruins Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Smith G. Murphy B. Sheppard C. Hollander N. Muszynski
Rotation     J. Wood   E. Brauns
Rotation     T. Pierson    
Lim PT M. Listau E. Bellinger M. Shanks D. Sabin  
Lim PT       F. Jakubicek  

2020-2021 Belmont Bruins Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Nick Muszynski 27 25.1 15.1 5.6 1.7 0.2 1.6 1.4
Luke Smith 30 31.0 12.5 2.2 2.9 2.0 0.0 1.2
Jacobi Wood 30 23.0 11.2 2.3 2.2 0.7 0.0 2.2
Grayson Murphy 28 30.5 11.0 8.0 5.7 2.2 0.4 2.0
Ben Sheppard 27 27.8 10.5 4.4 2.2 1.0 0.1 1.4
Caleb Hollander 26 20.3 9.3 4.3 1.3 0.6 0.2 1.1
Even Brauns 30 9.3 4.0 2.2 0.3 0.1 0.4 0.5
E.J. Bellinger 25 8.8 3.3 2.0 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.7
Mitch Listau 19 11.0 3.3 1.2 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.4
Tate Pierson 27 14.3 3.1 1.4 1.3 0.5 0.0 0.3
Frank Jakubicek 19 7.0 2.6 1.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.3
Derek Sabin 30 8.8 2.1 1.6 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.8
Michael Shanks 16 5.8 1.4 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.4

2020-2021 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)
Matt Frederick Head Strength and Conditioning Coach 2020-2021 N/A