UNC-Asheville vs UNC-Wilmington

N.C.-Wilmington 67, UNC Asheville 59

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Cedrick Williams turned in a double-double, and UNC Wilmington won 67-59 over UNC Asheville in a nonconference affair that featured eight lead changes.

The Seahawks, playing in their season opener, trailed 51-49 with just over four minutes left when Tanner Milson drained a 3-pointer and Keith Rendleman tossed down a dunk to put UNC Wilmington into the lead.

UNC Asheville (1-1) clawed back as close as 56-55, but two Rendleman free throws jumpstarted a 7-0 run to help the Seahawks ensure victory.

Williams finished with a team-best 15 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

The second half featured six lead changes, with neither team leading by more than five until UNC Wilmington's final advantage.

UNC Wilmington has won each of the past 11 meetings between the intrastate rivals.

The Bulldogs' Jeremy Atkinson led all scorers with 17 points.

UNC Asheville connected on just 2 of 17 3-point shots.

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UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
J. Atkinson, F285-96-850417
J. Nwannunu, F152-42-210026
D. Cunningham, C343-115-691411
T. Meyer, G394-142-272411
K. Hornsby, G210-40-00010
W. Weeks284-81-31419
M. Neely252-41-22115
S. Hughes100-40-03020
Totals 20-5817-233981959
 34.5%73.9% 
UNC-Wilmington Seahawks
C. Williams, F286-113-4130315
K. Rendleman, F275-104-590514
F. Jackson, G311-50-04433
C. Dixon, G250-71-20221
T. Milson, G242-92-21327
T. Graham153-53-402112
C. Ponder150-30-04100
S. Reybold111-22-44004
D. Sherwood103-40-00127
L. Hager91-20-01232
M. Wilson51-10-02002
Totals 23-5915-2139152167
 39%71.4% 
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Liberty14-421-14173
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High Point9-915-16235
Radford8-1014-18227
Campbell7-1119-18247
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Longwood3-156-24343
Presbyterian1-175-25347

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Charleston14-425-1062
Towson11-720-1392
Elon10-818-14160
Will. & Mary10-817-14110
Northeastern8-1015-16134
Hofstra7-1115-17196
J. Madison7-1110-23256
Delaware5-1313-20234
Drexel3-159-23308
 
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