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Tanner scores 24; Radford beats UNC Asheville 80-77 in OT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) Caleb Tanner scored 24 points, and Ed Polite Jr. made a key layup and blocked two shots in overtime to help Radford beat UNC Asheville 80-77 on Thursday night in a Big South Conference opener.

Alec Wnuk and Kevin Vannatta made consecutive layups as UNC Asheville jumped out to a 77-73 lead with 3:11 left in the extra period. Radford (6-7, 1-0) pulled to 77-76 before Polite blocked two layups then scored his own to give the Highlanders a 78-77 lead with 19 seconds to play. Tanner made a pair of free throws to seal it.

Tanner was 8 of 11 from the field and made six 3-pointers. Polite had nine points and eight rebounds.

Ahmad Thomas had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead UNC Asheville (8-6, 0-1). MaCio Teague and David Robertson also scored 14 points.

Robertson made a 3-pointer with 13 seconds to play to tie it at 73. Polite missed a layup and the put-back at the buzzer to force overtime.

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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
12OTT
away team logo UNC-Asheville 3736477
home team logo Radford 3835780
Team Stats
away team logo UNC-Asheville 4-22 60.2 PPG 32.6 RPG 10.6 APG
home team logo Radford 18-8 74.5 PPG 37.7 RPG 14.4 APG
Key Players
20
D. Baker 16.5 PPG 2.7 RPG 2.8 APG 39.4 FG%
1
C. Jones 16.1 PPG 5.3 RPG 6.0 APG 48.8 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