NC-Asheville vs VMI

UNC Asheville 90, VMI 79

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Jeremy Atkinson and Keith Hornsby scored 24 points apiece and Will Weeks poured in 12 points in a 4-minute spurt as UNC Asheville rallied past Virginia Military Institute 90-79 Friday night for the Bulldogs' seventh straight win.

UNC Asheville (15-10, 9-2 Big South Conference) overcame a 34-point, 16 rebound performance by Stan Okoye, who helped the Keydets lead by five early in the second half.

The Bulldogs still trailed 62-59 when Atkinson dunked and Hornsby converted a three-point play. Weeks then scored 12 points in a 15-4 spree, capped by a layup with 4:53 left that made it 79-66.

VMI (11-11, 6-4) could get no closer than seven from that point, ending its two-game winning streak.

Atkinson also grabbed 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season, while Hornsby had nine boards.

Hornsby, who came in ranked second nationally in free-throw percentage (94 percent) was 8 of 8.

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NC-Asheville Bulldogs
J. Atkinson, F387-148-8101224
W. Weeks, F377-115-1054119
D. Cunningham, C251-70-32232
K. Hornsby, G407-168-894124
T. Meyer, G306-110-023417
J. Nwannunu171-32-22024
C. Littlejohn100-00-01110
S. Hughes30-10-00010
Totals 29-6323-3137151590
 46%74.2% 
VMI Keydets
D. Covington, F366-163-4151315
S. Okoye, F3513-274-6160434
P. Anglade, F152-20-14034
B. Brown, G334-80-000212
R. Glasgow, G331-53-64835
N. Gore193-50-03147
T. Marshall180-60-00120
J. Carr110-22-24112
Totals 29-7112-1947122279
 40.8%63.2% 
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
High Point13-523-1089
Char. So.13-519-12164
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

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wofford16-228-747
Chattanooga15-322-10112
Mercer12-619-16212
W. Carolina9-915-17221
ETSU8-1016-14192
VMI7-1111-19287
Samford6-1213-19305
Citadel6-1211-19327
UNC-Green.6-1211-22309
Furman5-1311-22293