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UNC Asheville ends 10-game losing streak with 86-76 win

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Tajion Jones scored a career-high 30 points on 12-of-22 shooting with five 3-pointers and five assists and UNC Asheville ended a 10-game losing streak with an 86-76 victory over Milligan on Friday.

DeVon Baker added 22 points and five assists and Coty Jude had three 3-pointers and 12 points. Jones, Baker and Jude are all freshmen on the nation's youngest Division I squad. Freshmen had logged 72 percent of the Bulldogs' game time coming into this game. Sophomore Jalen Seegars added 10 points. The Bulldogs shot 50 percent and were even better from the arc at 56.5 percent (13 of 23).

The Buffaloes also shot 50 percent and were led by Aaron Levarity with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Both of the Bulldogs' win this season have come against NAIA teams with first-year head coach Mike Morrell still seeking his first Division I victory.

Milligan led by a point at halftime but the Bulldogs took the lead for good with Seegars scoring seven points in a 9-0 run for a 60-51 edge with 11:26 to go. Jones hit a 3-pointer for an eight-point lead with two minutes left and the Bulldogs then made seven free throws to hold off the Buffaloes.

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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 Milligan 383876
home team logo UNC-Asheville 2-10 374986
Team Stats
away team logo Milligan PPG RPG APG
home team logo UNC-Asheville 2-10 59.9 PPG 32.4 RPG 10.7 APG
Key Players
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. PPG RPG APG FG%
20
D. Baker 16.1 PPG 2.7 RPG 3.0 APG 39.7 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
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
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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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
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB