Winthrop vs UNC-Asheville

UNC Asheville 69, Winthrop 56

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Keith Hornsby scored 21 points and Jeremy Atkinson added 20 to lift UNC Asheville over Winthrop 69-56 Wednesday night for its sixth straight win.

Jon Nwannunu came off the bench to score 11 points for Asheville, winners of seven consecutive home games.

Winthrop (10-12, 4-6 Big South Conference) built a 26-18 first-half lead but Asheville outscored the Eagles 9-2 over the final 3:22 to trail 28-27 at the break.

The Bulldogs continued their run in the second half, outscoring the Eagles 23-13 over the first 10 minutes to pull away. Winthrop got no closer than six the rest of the way and Asheville took its largest lead, 67-53, on a Hornsby 3-pointer.

Asheville (14-10, 8-2) shot just 38.3 percent (18 of 47) but made 28 of 32 shots from the stripe. Hornsby and Atkinson combined to make 18 of those free throws.

Derrick Henry led Winthrop with 15 points.

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Winthrop Eagles
J. Bourne, F243-50-12046
J. Jerome, F201-21-21153
L. Brown, C305-101-460211
D. Henry, G325-153-562115
R. King, G160-00-03610
G. Gamble253-110-05248
A. Smith231-44-51327
S. Diop162-40-04014
S. Johnson80-02-22032
C. Farmer60-30-00000
Totals 20-5411-1934142356
 37%57.9% 
UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
J. Atkinson, F375-108-952220
W. Weeks, F351-21-38143
D. Cunningham, C272-74-411238
K. Hornsby, G404-1310-1024121
T. Meyer, G393-90-03336
J. Nwannunu143-55-640211
S. Hughes70-10-00100
M. Neely10-00-00000
Totals 18-4728-3237131569
 38.3%87.5% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Radford9-916-15191
Campbell5-1312-18308
Presbyterian5-1311-20319
Longwood5-1310-23323
Char. So.5-139-21298
 
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