UNC-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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UNC-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
Winthrop13-523-9130
High Point13-521-11157
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

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Chattanooga15-329-650
ETSU14-423-1186
Furman11-719-16167
Wofford11-715-17200
W. Carolina10-816-18166
UNC-Green.10-815-19237
Mercer8-1019-15194
Samford4-1414-19252
VMI4-149-21317
Citadel3-1510-22322