Scores

Final

UNC Asheville 81

(7-8, 1-0 Big South)

Gardner-Webb 77

(7-9, 0-1 Big South)

7:00 PM ET, January 8, 2014

Paul Porter Arena, Boiling Springs, North Carolina

1 2 T
UNCA 36 4581
WEBB 30 4777

Top Performers

UNC Asheville: J. Lane 26 Pts, 5 Reb

Gardner-Webb: T. Strange 10 Pts, 2 Reb, 13 Ast, 3 Stl

Asheville tops Gardner-Webb 81-77

Associated Press

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Jaron Lane scored a career-high 26 points and D.J. Cunningham scored four points in the final 30 seconds as UNC-Asheville opened Big South Conference play with an 81-77 win at Gardner-Webb on Monday.

Cunningham hit a tie-breaking jumper with 30 seconds left, snagged a defensive rebound and then made two free throws with 14 seconds left for Asheville (7-8). After another miss by the Gardner-Webb, Corey Littlejohn iced the game with two free throws at 4 seconds. Gardner-Webb (7-9) got a layup at the buzzer.

Asheville had a 64-54 lead after an Andrew Rowsey jumper with 7:07 to go.

Rowsey and Cunningham had 12 points each and Dave Robertson 13. Asheville shot 53.7 percent and made 19 of 22 free throws.

Gardner-Webb had five players in double figures, led by Donta Harper with 15. Tyler Strange had 10 with 13 assists. Jerome Hill had 13 points and 9 rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNCA
WEBB
Points 81 77
FG Made-Attempted 29-54 (.537) 25-56 (.446)
3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 3-12 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 19-22 (.864) 24-34 (.706)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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