Winthrop vs UNC-Asheville

UNC Asheville 67, Winthrop 55

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - J.P. Primm scored 17 points and UNC Asheville defeated Winthrop 67-55 Saturday to tie a Big South Conference record with 16 wins in the regular-season finale for both teams.

The Bulldogs (21-9, 16-2), who have won eight of their last 10 games, swept the Eagles for the first time since the 2007-08 season. UNC Asheville had to rally to defeat Winthrop 73-68 in overtime on Dec. 31.

This time, the Bulldogs trailed by six early, then took control to lead 35-26 at halftime.

A Matt Dickey jumper pushed the advantage into double figures to open the second half, and UNC Asheville then maintained a cushion of at least eight points.

The Bulldogs came in having already wrapped up the conference regular-season crown.

Dickey and Jeremy Atkinson added 12 points apiece for UNC Asheville.

Reggie Middleton's 12 points led Winthrop (12-19, 8-10), which has lost five of its last six.

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Scoreboard
Winthrop (11-19)262955
NC-Asheville (21-9) «353267

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Winthrop Eagles
M. Morgan, F173-92-23228
G. Valentine, C323-55-671311
A. Jones, G382-81-21036
R. Middleton, G304-114-826412
J. Jerome, G233-60-05016
G. Gamble194-60-111410
L. Brown140-20-34030
J. Bourne120-01-22011
A. Smith80-00-01100
R. King40-11-21001
S. Diop30-00-00000
Totals 19-4814-2629112155
 39.6%53.8% 
UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
C. Stephenson, F292-94-410248
Q. Jackson, F242-33-71047
J. Harn, C50-00-02100
M. Dickey, G354-72-224112
J. Primm, G305-115-732317
J. Atkinson322-26-655312
J. Lane211-30-05022
T. Meyer162-40-00325
K. Hornsby82-40-02014
Totals 20-4320-2631172067
 46.5%76.9% 
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Winthrop15-326-770
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Campbell7-1119-18247
Char. So.7-1112-19295
Longwood3-156-24343
Presbyterian1-175-25347
 
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