NC-Asheville vs Gardner-Webb

Gardner-Webb 78, UNC Asheville 71

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) - Tashan Newsome scored 19 points to lead Gardner-Webb past UNC Asheville 78-71 Wednesday night in a Big South Conference matchup.

Donta Harper and Max Landis added 13 points apiece, and Jerome Hill finished with 12 points and nine rebounds to help Gardner-Webb (9-7, 1-1) beat UNC Asheville for the first time since joining the Big South in 2008.

Ahead 35-24 at halftime, the Runnin' Bulldogs opened the second half on a 14-5 run to go up by 20 points, 49-29, with 15:44 remaining.

UNC Asheville cut the lead to eight points at 72-64 behind Trent Meyer's 3-pointer with 1:24 left to play, but Newsome answered with a dunk and three free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.

Will Weeks led the UNC Asheville with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds, making 11 of 12 shots from the field.

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W. Weeks, F3811-125-1480327
J. Atkinson, F363-82-341310
J. Nwannunu, F190-30-03020
K. Hornsby, G385-154-476315
T. Meyer, G375-112-215416
D. Cunningham211-21-22103
M. Neely70-10-00000
S. Hughes40-10-00010
M. Bedulskis00-00-00000
A. Biggerstaff00-00-00000
D. Combs00-00-00000
Z. Davis00-00-00000
J. Lane00-00-00000
C. Littlejohn00-00-00000
J. Roberts00-00-00000
J. Seligson00-00-00000
Totals 25-5314-2529131671
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Gardner-Webb Bulldogs
K. Hartley, F163-50-26049
M. Byron, C120-00-01200
T. Strange, G352-50-02634
T. Newsome, G327-154-654119
D. Harper, G234-95-633313
M. Landis244-93-331013
J. Hill195-82-291412
O. Branch142-42-24136
A. Sweeney120-00-00000
J. Davis50-00-00100
C. Hensley41-20-00002
I. Ivey40-00-00000
L. Stumpf00-00-00000
Totals 28-5716-2136191878
 49.1%76.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Coast. Car.12-624-10130
Radford12-622-12154
Winthrop12-619-13202
Gardner-Webb10-820-15138
NC-Asheville10-815-16242
Presbyterian6-1210-22315
Longwood5-1311-23316
Campbell4-1410-22323
Liberty2-168-24347
 
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