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Polite scores career-high 29 in Radford's 90-70 victory

RADFORD, Va. (AP) Ed Polite Jr. scored a career-high 29 points and Radford beat UNC Asheville 90-70 on Saturday to extend its winning streak to five.

The winning streak is the program's longest since winning eight straight during the 2014-15 season. The victory in the teams' 71st meeting also snapped a series tie.

Polite made 9 of 10 shots, including two 3-pointers, and sank 9 of 11 free throws. He also had eight rebounds and four steals. Carlik Jones added 18 points and Randy Phillips 12 points and four blocks for the Highlanders (10-6, 3-0 Big South).

Trailing by six with just over 12 minutes left, Radford, led by 11 points from Polite, outscored the Bulldogs 40-14 the rest of the way.

The frontcourt of Polite and Phillips combined for 17 points in the first half when Radford took a 37-32 lead. UNC Asheville opened the second half on a 14-0 run with six points from MaCio Teague.

Ahmad Thomas scored 15 points and Drew Rackley 14 for UNC Asheville (8-8, 1-2), the Big South preseason favorite.

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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
12T
away team logo UNC-Asheville 8-8 323870
home team logo Radford 10-6 375390
Team Stats
away team logo UNC-Asheville 8-8 59.9 PPG 32.4 RPG 10.7 APG
home team logo Radford 10-6 73.9 PPG 38 RPG 14.2 APG
Key Players
20
D. Baker 16.1 PPG 2.7 RPG 3.0 APG 39.7 FG%
1
C. Jones 15.7 PPG 5.2 RPG 5.8 APG 46.3 FG%
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0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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