Gardner-Webb vs UNC-Asheville

Gardner-Webb 67, UNC Asheville 65

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Donta Harper scored 16 points and Gardner-Webb erased a 19-point deficit to snap UNC Asheville's seven-game winning streak 67-65 Wednesday night.

Jerome Hill converted a tip-in to put Gardner-Webb (15-11, 7-5 Big South Conference) ahead 65-63 with 22 seconds left, and the team held on.

Gardner-Webb fell into a 27-8 hole after UNC Asheville (15-11, 9-3) hit seven of its first eight shots. UNC Asheville didn't relinquish the lead until Hill's two free throws tied it 56-56 with 6:03 left.

UNC Asheville had its 12-game Big South home winning streak snapped. Keith Hornsby led the team with 22 points.

Gardner-Webb has won five of six and swept the season series with UNC Asheville for the first time since joining the Big South. The team held a 16-1 edge in second-chance points after halftime.

Gardner-Webb won despite getting just two points from Tashan Newsome, who had scored 20-plus in four straight.

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Scoreboard
Gardner-Webb (15-11) «244367
NC-Asheville (15-11)343165

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Gardner-Webb Bulldogs
K. Hartley, F352-74-651410
D. Harper, F285-116-891316
J. Hill, C305-95-662415
T. Strange, G364-80-035312
T. Newsome, G261-110-45532
I. Ivey163-40-03016
M. Landis100-30-00110
M. Byron71-34-43006
O. Branch50-20-00110
J. Davis40-00-00000
C. Hensley30-10-00000
Totals 21-5919-2837162067
 35.6%67.9% 
UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
J. Atkinson, F383-68-834415
W. Weeks, F343-61-23137
D. Cunningham, C201-32-35044
K. Hornsby, G398-134-463222
T. Meyer, G342-52-51527
J. Nwannunu174-51-35049
C. Littlejohn120-01-23321
S. Hughes40-30-02110
J. Roberts20-00-01000
Totals 21-4119-2730172265
 51.2%70.4% 
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
 
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CHAR 71 Final
BUTL 67
NEB 47 Final
IND 76
DEP 78 Final
ND 82
SYR 58 Final
UCONN 66
MIAMI 74 Final
FSU 68
OKST 91 Final
TXTCH 67
UCF 71 Final
MEMP 93
UNC 68 Final
DUKE 73
NMEX 54 Final
FRESNO 48
SDSU 60 Final
CSU 66
ORE 65 Final
WASH 52