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NC-Asheville vs Winthrop

Winthrop 70, UNC Asheville 61

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Joab Jerome scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Winthrop defeated UNC Asheville 70-61 Saturday in the Big South Conference season finale for both teams.

Andre Smith and Christian Farmer scored 14 points apiece, and James Bourne chipped in 13 for Winthrop (13-16, 6-10).

Ahead 33-29 at halftime, Winthrop opened the second half on a 13-4 run, capped by Reggie King's jumper to go up 46-33 with just under 12 minutes remaining.

Jeremy Atkinson's free throws with 2:22 left got UNC Asheville as close as eight, 65-57, but King answered with a layup and Andre Smith converted two free throws with 1:30 remaining to push the lead back to double figures, 69-57.

UNC Asheville shot just 31.8 (21 of 66) percent compared to Winthrop's 50 percent (25 of 50).

Atkinson scored 17 points for the Bulldogs (16-15, 10-6), who have lost five of their last six games.

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NC-Asheville Bulldogs
J. Atkinson, F376-155-673417
W. Weeks, F313-73-912209
J. Nwannunu, F130-20-02010
K. Hornsby, G324-132-220211
T. Meyer, G280-62-32212
D. Cunningham233-101-23037
S. Hughes181-73-45145
C. Littlejohn184-60-010210
Totals 21-6616-264181761
 31.8%61.5% 
Winthrop Eagles
J. Jerome, F374-107-1092315
S. Diop, C141-10-03002
A. Smith, G354-73-423214
R. King, G293-30-07426
G. Gamble, G271-110-04432
C. Farmer244-84-511114
J. Bourne236-81-380313
S. Johnson112-20-02134
T. Priest00-00-00000
Totals 25-5015-2237151770
 50%68.2% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
NC-Asheville10-317-8147
Coast. Car.9-415-8172
Winthrop8-416-7171
Gardner-Webb8-513-12205
Liberty8-511-15266
High Point7-514-9217
Radford6-613-11173
Longwood4-88-17323
Char. So.4-98-16271
Presbyterian3-98-15333
Campbell2-118-15332
 
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