Scores

Final

UNC Asheville 71

(7-9, 1-1 Big South)

Gardner-Webb 78

(9-7, 1-1 Big South)

7:00 PM ET, January 9, 2013

Paul Porter Arena, Boiling Springs, North Carolina

1 2 T
UNCA 24 4771
WEBB 35 4378

Top Performers

UNC Asheville: W. Weeks 27 Pts, 8 Reb

Gardner-Webb: T. Newsome 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Gardner-Webb 78, UNC Asheville 71

Associated Press

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Tashan Newsome scored 19 points to lead Gardner-Webb past UNC Asheville 78-71 Wednesday night in a Big South Conference matchup.

Donta Harper and Max Landis added 13 points apiece, and Jerome Hill finished with 12 points and nine rebounds to help Gardner-Webb (9-7, 1-1) beat UNC Asheville for the first time since joining the Big South in 2008.

Ahead 35-24 at halftime, the Runnin' Bulldogs opened the second half on a 14-5 run to go up by 20 points, 49-29, with 15:44 remaining.

UNC Asheville cut the lead to eight points at 72-64 behind Trent Meyer's 3-pointer with 1:24 left to play, but Newsome answered with a dunk and three free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.

Will Weeks led the UNC Asheville with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds, making 11 of 12 shots from the field.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNCA
WEBB
Points 71 78
FG Made-Attempted 25-53 (.472) 28-57 (.491)
3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 6-14 (.429)
FT Made-Attempted 14-25 (.560) 16-21 (.762)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 20

2012-13 Season

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