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Appalachian State vs NC-Greensboro

UNC-Greensboro 77, Appalachian St. 73


GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Derrell Armstrong scored 27 points and Trevis Simpson had 24 to lead UNC Greensboro to its fifth consecutive victory, 77-73 over Appalachian State in overtime Thursday night.

Simpson scored 17 points and Armstrong 14 in the second half, when the Spartans (7-14, 5-4 Southern Conference) rallied from a nine-point deficit, 41-32 with 15:22 remaining, to lead 63-56 with 1:28 to play.

Omar Carter, who led Appalachian State with 19 points, hit five free throws in the final minute of regulation to rally the Mountaineers (8-11, 4-5) to a 64-64 tie.

The Spartans scored the first four points in overtime on free throws by Taylor Hoffer. After the Mountaineers got within a point, 72-71, with 2:57 left, Simpson answered with a jumper 21 seconds later. Armstrong made two free throws with 2 seconds left.

UNC Greensboro is 5-6 since Wes Miller took over as interim coach for Mike Dement in December.

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Appalachian State (8-11)3232973
NC-Greensboro (7-14) «26381377
Appalachian State Mountaineers
A. Williamson, F295-82-480413
J. Trice, F262-86-821411
N. Healy, F241-50-05222
M. Neal, G373-50-13328
T. Hamilton, G353-72-221210
O. Carter363-912-1572519
I. Butts204-50-01138
G. Vilarino81-20-23022
M. Woods70-10-00010
B. Okam30-00-01100
Totals 22-5022-3233112573
NC-Greensboro Spartans
D. Williams, F381-41-55143
A. Brackett, F172-51-25155
K. Van Dussen, G311-43-43226
T. Simpson, G2710-172-210424
D. Parker, G240-10-01210
D. Armstrong3210-205-782427
T. Hoffer242-36-7100410
K. Randall231-40-02002
A. Henry90-50-03100
Totals 27-6318-274092477
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