Charleston Southern vs UNC-Asheville

Charleston Southern 93, UNC Asheville 88


ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Arlon Harper scored a career-high 28 points as Charleston Southern upended first-place UNC Asheville 93-88 in a Big South Conference game Thursday night.

Harper and fellow freshman guard Saah Nimley led the Bucs (12-7, 6-3) to 59 percent (33 of 56) shooting from the floor and 45 percent (9 of 20) from 3-point range. Nimley finished with 20 points and nine assists.

Charleston Southern's Kelvin Martin posted his seventh double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds and became the fourth-leading rebounder in Big South history.

UNC Asheville led 16-12 before a 25-14 run put the Bucs ahead 37-30 and they never trailed again. UNC Asheville (13-7, 8-1) tied the game 84-84 but Charleston Southern outscored the Bulldogs 7-4 over the final three minutes.

Charleston Southern matched its road win total of last season and snapped the Bulldogs' seven-game winning streak.

J.P. Primm led the Bulldogs with 26.

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Charleston Southern Buccaneers
M. Muo, F241-40-02143
C. Bowen, F140-00-00000
K. Martin, C338-111-5124317
A. Harper, G279-158-1145228
S. Nimley, G276-103-439420
P. Gombwer244-62-460210
J. Sexton203-60-03216
C. Grier162-44-41229
S. Strickland150-00-00110
Totals 33-5618-2833241993
UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
C. Stephenson, F405-61-245114
J. Atkinson, F363-91-25347
Q. Jackson, C122-21-21236
M. Dickey, G346-136-636522
J. Primm, G328-146-843426
J. Lane284-63-433311
K. Hornsby121-10-00012
T. Meyer60-10-00010
Totals 29-5218-2421222288
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
High Point9-915-16235
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Other games
Wake 73 Final
Virginia 70 Final
GT 38
Illinois 52 Final
PSU 54
NC 82 Final
VT 68
PEP 47 Final