Scores

Final

UNC Asheville 90

(15-10, 9-2 Big South)

VMI 79

(11-11, 6-4 Big South)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

7:00 PM ET, February 8, 2013

Cameron Hall, Lexington, Virginia

1 2 T
UNCA 44 4690
VMI 43 3679

Top Performers

UNC Asheville: J. Atkinson 24 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

Virginia Military: S. Okoye 34 Pts, 16 Reb

UNC Asheville 90, VMI 79

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Va. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNCA
VMI
Points 90 79
FG Made-Attempted 29-63 (.460) 29-71 (.408)
3P Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 9-32 (.281)
FT Made-Attempted 23-31 (.742) 12-19 (.632)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 15 6

2012-13 Season

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