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Bluefield State vs NC-Asheville

UNC Asheville 95, Bluefield 66


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Jon Nwannunu and Keith Hornsby scored 22 points each as North Carolina-Asheville rolled over Bluefield 95-66 Sunday in nonconference play.

The Bulldogs (6-7) won their third straight while posting a season-high for points scored. Bluefield (6-6), an NAIA team from Virginia, played the game as an exhibition.

UNC-Asheville led 53-29 at halftime. Nwannunu grabbed 11 rebounds for a double-double. Hornsby hit 5 of the Bulldogs' 7 3-pointers. D.J. Cunningham added 12 points and Sam Hughes chipped in 10.

Byron Carpenter led Bluefield with 14 points. Josh Nesbitt scored 12 and Jesse Sunkins added 11.

UNC-Asheville shot 52 percent (39 of 75) from the field. Bluefield was 25 of 58 (43.1 percent).

The Bulldogs used their height advantage to dominate inside. They outrebounded Bluefield 51-25 and grabbed 22 offensive boards. UNC-Asheville outscored the Rams 67-28 in the paint and also recorded a season-high 26 assists.

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Bluefield State Ramblin Rams
J. Nesbit, F246-90-230012
B. Carpenter, C186-92-262114
K. Marion, G322-91-21606
A. Wilson, G294-110-03319
E. Swift, G202-43-42147
D. Hallums191-32-40024
J. Sunkins174-80-030411
D. Page140-20-23020
E. Porter130-12-22412
S. Jones110-10-00110
R. Kasey30-11-20001
Totals 25-5811-2025171666
NC-Asheville Bulldogs
W. Weeks, F241-10-09302
J. Atkinson, F214-80-05428
J. Nwannunu, C3010-172-5113222
K. Hornsby, G317-153-317122
T. Meyer, G272-61-22516
D. Cunningham185-102-461112
M. Neely172-32-23226
S. Hughes135-70-061210
C. Littlejohn71-30-01002
J. Roberts61-20-03042
J. Seligson40-10-00010
Z. Davis21-20-02013
Totals 39-7510-1651261795

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