UNC-Asheville vs Charleston Southern

Charleston Southern 74, UNC Asheville 68

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Arlon Harper and Jeremy Sexton scored 15 points apiece, and Charleston Southern pulled away in the second half to beat UNC Asheville 74-68 in a Big South Conference game on Wednesday.

Mathiang Muo had 11 points and Saah Nimley contributed eight points and 11 rebounds for the Buccaneers (9-6, 4-0), who are 8-1 in December and January. They have won five in a row.

Trent Meyer led UNC Asheville (8-10, 2-2) with 22 points, Jeremy Atkinson scored 14 and Will Weeks 11.

UNC Asheville was ahead 30-18 on D.J. Cunningham's jumper at 8:50 left in the first half and held a 39-30 advantage at the break.

The Buccaneers finally tied it a 55 on Matt Kennedy's free throws with 11:04 remaining and took the lead for good at 61-60 on Muo's layup at 7:09. The advantage reached 70-63 on Nimley's layup with 3:33 left.

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UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
J. Atkinson, F376-151-262214
W. Weeks, F335-81-271011
J. Nwannunu, F264-80-05138
K. Hornsby, G351-146-69138
M. Neely, G220-30-02030
T. Meyer248-121-231422
D. Cunningham192-61-24145
S. Hughes40-00-00000
Totals 26-6610-143971968
 39.4%71.4% 
Charleston Southern Buccaneers
M. Muo, F204-80-032411
A. Fullah, F132-61-26005
J. Sexton, G367-120-221315
S. Nimley, G352-104-611628
A. Harper, G305-105-631315
P. Gombwer222-70-15025
C. Bowen192-62-26026
M. Bernard122-30-01114
M. Kennedy71-32-23004
S. Strickland60-01-20101
Totals 27-6515-2345121774
 41.5%65.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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UNC-Ash.12-622-12137
Coast. Car.12-621-12164
Gardner-Webb10-817-16209
Liberty10-813-19264
Radford9-916-15191
Campbell5-1312-18308
Presbyterian5-1311-20319
Longwood5-1310-23323
Char. So.5-139-21298
 
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