ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Donta Harper scored 16 points and Gardner-Webb erased a 19-point deficit to snap UNC Asheville's seven-game winning streak 67-65 Wednesday night.
Jerome Hill converted a tip-in to put Gardner-Webb (15-11, 7-5 Big South Conference) ahead 65-63 with 22 seconds left, and the team held on.
Gardner-Webb fell into a 27-8 hole after UNC Asheville (15-11, 9-3) hit seven of its first eight shots. UNC Asheville didn't relinquish the lead until Hill's two free throws tied it 56-56 with 6:03 left.
UNC Asheville had its 12-game Big South home winning streak snapped. Keith Hornsby led the team with 22 points.
Gardner-Webb has won five of six and swept the season series with UNC Asheville for the first time since joining the Big South. The team held a 16-1 edge in second-chance points after halftime.
Gardner-Webb won despite getting just two points from Tashan Newsome, who had scored 20-plus in four straight.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
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