Scores

Final

Winthrop 56

(14-8, 5-2 Big South)

UNC Asheville 71

(18-4, 7-0 Big South)

    4:30 PM ET, February 2, 2008

    Justice Center, Asheville, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    WIN 33 2356
    UNCA 26 4571

    Top Performers

    Winthrop: T. McCullough 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    UNC Asheville: K. Garland 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 8 Ast, 2 Stl

    N.C.-Asheville 71, Winthrop 56

    Associated Press

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- K.J. Garland scored a season-high 26 points and North Carolina-Asheville remained perfect in Big South play by beating defending league champion Winthrop 71-56 on Saturday.

    Vincent James had 15 points and Bryan Smithson added 14 for the Bulldogs (18-4, 7-0), who used a 20-1 second-half run to erase a 33-26 halftime deficit and earn their first regular-season victory against the Eagles in eight years.

    Garland was 9-of-11 shooting for UNC Asheville and James scored 10 points during their decisive run, with his three-point play with 13:15 remaining stretching the lead to 46-34.

    Michael Jenkins scored 12 points and Taj McCullough added 11 for Winthrop (14-8, 5-2).

    UNC Asheville, which shot 57 percent in the second half, holds a two-game lead in the league standings over Winthrop.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WIN
    UNCA
    Points 56 71
    FG Made-Attempted 20-46 (.435) 26-50 (.520)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 9-17 (.529)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 26

    2007-08 Season

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