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NC-Asheville vs Liberty

UNC Asheville 83, Liberty 69

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Keith Hornsby scored 27 points to lead UNC Asheville past Liberty 83-69 Saturday and snap the Flames' three-game winning streak in the Big South Conference opener for both teams.

Will Weeks chipped in 15 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs, who have won six of their last seven games after starting the season 1-6. Jeremy Atkinson posted 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists for UNC Asheville (7-8), which scored 38 points in the paint.

John Caleb Sanders led Liberty with 19 points and Tavares Speaks added 15. The Flames (4-11) forced 11 turnovers but scored just four points off those errors.

UNC Asheville led 53-51 with 11:05 left in the second half before using an 18-4 run to jump ahead 71-55 with 3:15 left. Hornsby capped the run with a jumper.

UNC Asheville shot 52.6 percent (30 of 57) from the field in the win.

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NC-Asheville Bulldogs
W. Weeks, F335-95-983015
J. Atkinson, F294-84-696212
J. Nwannunu, F252-33-45127
K. Hornsby, G3610-175-563327
T. Meyer, G260-52-22432
D. Cunningham235-90-120210
M. Neely173-41-21217
S. Hughes111-20-00003
Totals 30-5720-2936191383
 52.6%69% 
Liberty Flames
T. Gielo, F192-50-03115
J. Coronado, F161-50-05022
D. Marshall, G345-150-044012
J. Sanders, G335-106-623219
T. Speaks, G326-153-631215
J. Vander Pol203-31-28117
C. Roberts162-50-01045
A. Smith131-32-44124
C. Donley90-20-01110
S. Ogukwe40-00-01030
L. Taylor40-00-00010
Totals 25-6312-1835121969
 39.7%66.7% 
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
NC-Asheville10-317-8143
Coast. Car.9-415-8173
Winthrop8-416-7172
Gardner-Webb8-513-12202
Liberty8-511-15268
High Point7-514-9219
Radford6-613-11174
Longwood4-88-17323
Char. So.4-98-16272
Presbyterian3-98-15335
Campbell2-118-15334
 
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