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UNC-Asheville tops W Carolina 59-57 in Mountain Rivalry

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Ahmad Thomas scored 20 points, MaCio Teague had 10 and the game-winning free throws, and UNC-Asheville held off Western Carolina 59-57 to win its fifth straight game on Saturday in the 50th edition of the Mountain Rivalry.

Trailing 24-22 at halftime, Western Carolina's Elijah Pughsley hit a jumper and two free throws to put the Catamounts up 54-53 with 3:50 left. Thomas' layup put the Bulldogs on top 56-54 and Teague's two free throws made it 58-56 with 51 seconds to go.

Pughsley made one of two free throws to pull the Catamounts to 58-57, and then Alec Wunk's free throw sealed it for the Bulldogs. Western Carolina's Deriece Parks missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Will Weeks scored 13 points and Wunk finished with 11 for the Bulldogs (8-3), who made 20 of 35 free throws to the Catamounts' 11 of 12.

Parks scored career highs with 19 points and four 3-pointers for Western Carolina (3-7).

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
Team Stats
away team logo W. Carolina 7-21 71.2 PPG 38.1 RPG 12.1 APG
home team logo UNC-Ash. 4-22 60.2 PPG 32.6 RPG 10.6 APG
Key Players
14
K. Gibson 13.4 PPG 2.1 RPG 1.9 APG 46.6 FG%
20
D. Baker 16.5 PPG 2.7 RPG 2.8 APG 39.4 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB