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Longwood vs NC-Asheville

Longwood 87, UNC Asheville 72

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Tristan Carey had 21 points and a career-best six steals as Longwood began its first Big South Conference tournament Tuesday by knocking off two-time defending champion UNC Asheville 87-72.

Carey scored 17 points and had all six steals in the first half, when the Lancers (8-24), the North Division's No. 6 seed, grabbed a 47-35 lead.

The Bulldogs (16-16), the No. 3 South seed, got to within 71-68 with 3:41 remaining on a layup by Jeremy Atkinson, who finished with 19 points and 11 rebounds. But the Lancers responded with a 9-0 run, started by a three-point play by Michael Kessens.

Lucas Woodhouse had 17 points and seven assists and Karl Ziegler scored a career-high 17 points off the bench for Longwood, which has won five of eight and will play Virginia Military Institute on Thursday.

Keith Hornsby had 14 points and five assists for UNC Asheville.

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Longwood Lancers
M. Kessens, F283-63-310049
J. Dublin, F252-34-45038
L. Woodhouse, G405-116-657217
D. Robinson, G394-93-432015
T. Carey, G329-200-021421
K. Ziegler274-89-943117
J. Havenstein90-00-05020
Totals 27-5725-2638131687
 47.4%96.2% 
NC-Asheville Bulldogs
J. Atkinson, F409-210-2111419
W. Weeks, F334-103-581311
J. Nwannunu, F253-65-550111
K. Hornsby, G354-156-755314
T. Meyer, G242-60-02124
C. Littlejohn211-52-23035
S. Hughes162-61-24045
D. Cunningham61-31-22023
Totals 26-7218-254182272
 36.1%72% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
High Point8-217-597
Radford7-316-7131
Char. So.7-313-8189
NC-Asheville7-311-10238
Coast. Car.6-415-7184
Gardner-Webb6-414-9122
Winthrop6-411-10243
Longwood3-77-16325
Presbyterian3-77-16324
Campbell2-88-15316
Liberty0-106-17349
 
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