UNC-Asheville vs VMI

UNC Asheville 90, VMI 79

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) - Jeremy Atkinson and Keith Hornsby scored 24 points apiece and Will Weeks poured in 12 points in a 4-minute spurt as UNC Asheville rallied past Virginia Military Institute 90-79 Friday night for the Bulldogs' seventh straight win.

UNC Asheville (15-10, 9-2 Big South Conference) overcame a 34-point, 16 rebound performance by Stan Okoye, who helped the Keydets lead by five early in the second half.

The Bulldogs still trailed 62-59 when Atkinson dunked and Hornsby converted a three-point play. Weeks then scored 12 points in a 15-4 spree, capped by a layup with 4:53 left that made it 79-66.

VMI (11-11, 6-4) could get no closer than seven from that point, ending its two-game winning streak.

Atkinson also grabbed 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season, while Hornsby had nine boards.

Hornsby, who came in ranked second nationally in free-throw percentage (94 percent) was 8 of 8.

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Scoreboard
NC-Asheville (15-10) «444690
VMI (11-11)433679

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UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
J. Atkinson, F387-148-8101224
W. Weeks, F377-115-1054119
D. Cunningham, C251-70-32232
K. Hornsby, G407-168-894124
T. Meyer, G306-110-023417
J. Nwannunu171-32-22024
C. Littlejohn100-00-01110
S. Hughes30-10-00010
Totals 29-6323-3137151590
 46%74.2% 
VMI Keydets
D. Covington, F366-163-4151315
S. Okoye, F3513-274-6160434
P. Anglade, F152-20-14034
B. Brown, G334-80-000212
R. Glasgow, G331-53-64835
N. Gore193-50-03147
T. Marshall180-60-00120
J. Carr110-22-24112
Totals 29-7112-1947122279
 40.8%63.2% 
Big South
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Radford6-113-7114
Gardner-Webb5-210-10204
Winthrop4-310-8186
UNC-Ash.4-311-9160
Campbell4-310-9316
High Point4-39-9258
Liberty3-412-8265
Longwood3-46-14330
Presbyterian1-68-12305
Char. So.1-66-12328

Southern
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
ETSU6-015-466
UNC-Green.4-113-5109
Wofford4-113-5102
Furman4-213-6112
W. Carolina4-28-10196
Mercer3-310-9206
Samford3-37-12268
Citadel1-56-12300
Chattanooga0-66-13311
VMI0-65-12294