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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Scoreboard
NC-Asheville (15-10) «444690
VMI (11-11)433679

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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
Winthrop15-326-770
UNC-Ash.15-323-1073
Liberty14-421-14173
Gardner-Webb11-719-14186
High Point9-915-16235
Radford8-1014-18227
Campbell7-1119-18247
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Longwood3-156-24343
Presbyterian1-175-25347

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU17-427-855
UNC-Green.16-525-1095
Furman14-523-1296
Wofford11-916-17190
Chattanooga10-919-12139
Samford10-1120-16170
Mercer9-1015-17192
Citadel5-1512-21283
W. Carolina4-159-23271
VMI3-166-24329