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Johnson lifts Gardner-Webb over UNC-Asheville 82-81 in OT

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) David Efianayi scored 23 points with five 3-pointers, Nate Johnson scored five of his 15 points in overtime, and Gardner-Webb beat UNC-Asheville 82-81 on Saturday for its ninth straight win at home.

Coty Jude's 3 put UNC-Asheville up 78-77, but the Runnin' Bulldogs were back on top 82-78 after Johnson's layup and a 3-pointer with 1:13 left in overtime. UNC-Asheville closed to 82-81 on Luke Lawson's 3, but Devon Baker's 3 with five seconds left missed and Jose Perez grabbed the rebound to preserve the win.

Perez scored 19 points with eight rebounds for Gardner-Webb (14-9, 4-4 Big South Conference), which shot 57 percent and led 38-30 at halftime.

UNC-Asheville led 75-72 on Jalen Seegars' free throw with 46 seconds left in regulation before Efianayi tied it with a 3.

Jude scored 24 points with five 3s and Baker had 18 points for the Bulldogs (3-20, 1-8), who have lost 10 of their last 11. Lawson scored 14 points with four 3s and Tajion Jones added 10.

Gardner-Webb has won 21 of its last 23 in Boiling Springs.

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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 3-20 3045681
home team logo Gardner-Webb 14-9 3837782
Team Stats
away team logo UNC-Asheville 3-20 59.9 PPG 32.4 RPG 10.7 APG
home team logo Gardner-Webb 14-9 77.7 PPG 37.1 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
20
D. Baker 16.1 PPG 2.7 RPG 3.0 APG 39.7 FG%
11
D. Efianayi 18.2 PPG 3.7 RPG 2.9 APG 48.7 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
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