NCAA Men's Basketball

UNC Asheville Bulldogs (15-16)


Gardner-Webb pulls away from UNC-Asheville in Big South

RADFORD, Va. (AP) Eric Jamison Jr. scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and third-seeded Gardner-Webb pulled away sixth-seeded UNC-Asheville for a 72-62 win in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference tourney on Thursday.

Gardner-Webb closed the game on a 17-7 run, holding UNC Asheville without a field goal for the final 6:08, missing its last eight shots.

Jaheam Cornwall had 16 points for Gardner-Webb (16-15), which takes a five-game winning streak into its semifinal game against second-seeded Winthrop on Friday. Nate Johnson added 14 points and Christian Turner 12.

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Leaders
Points: D. Baker16.5
Rebounds: L. Thorpe6.4
Assists: L. Batts Jr.2.5
FG%: T. Jones50.8%
FT%: D. Baker76.6%
3P%: T. Jones41.9%
Steals: L. Batts Jr.1.8
Blocks: J. Battle0.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Duke25-6
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Villanova24-7
9 Creighton24-7
10 Duke25-6
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Big South Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Winthrop 15-3 24-10
Radford 15-3 21-11
Gardner-Webb 11-7 16-16
Longwood 9-9 14-18
UNC Asheville 8-10 15-16
Hampton 8-10 15-19
Charleston Southern 7-11 14-18
USC Upstate 7-11 13-20
Presbyterian 7-11 10-22
Campbell 6-12 15-16
High Point 6-12 9-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 75.0 (74)
Rebounds: 8.7 (273)
Assists: 10.8 (329)
FG%: 45.9% (63)
FT%: 66.0% (317)
3P%: 34.6% (109)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 74.8 (304)
Rebounds: 21.9 (349)
Assists: 13.8 (273)
FG%: 50.4% (354)
FT%: 66.2% (20)
3P%: 37.2% (341)